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  • Are Video Games The Key To Learning?

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    The students at Drayton Hall Elementary in Charleston, SC generally start each morning a bit differently than many other schools. After attendance and the Pledge of Allegiance, they pull out their iPads and get to work. And sometimes that schoolwork might appear to be less about memorizing facts and…

  • Parental Priorities: 3 Surprising Benefits of Video Games

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    It’s no secret that mainstream news media has a knee-jerk tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive, and it’s no different when it comes to their reporting on video games. As a result, many parents are simply unaware of the variety of potential benefits their child…

  • Hidden Health Benefits of Video Games

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    Your mother may have warned you that playing too many video games would ruin your eyes. Mathieu Ferland would beg to differ. In fact, he says, it just might make them stronger.

  • ESA Leadership Desk: Unpacking the Loot Box Conversation

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    By Stanley Pierre-Louis, Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment Software AssociationAs the video game industry grows and evolves, we always encourage an open dialogue in order to address concerns from different perspectives. Lately, we put considerable effort into our dialogue with both players and policymakers on loot boxes. We’ve heard a…

  • Q&A with ESRB President Patricia Vance

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    Q1. For the uninitiated, could you start by telling us about the Entertainment Software Rating Board and its role in the video game industry?Sure. ESRB is the non-profit, self-regulatory body for the video game industry that empowers consumers, especially parents, with guidance that allows them to make informed decisions…

  • Two-Thirds of Parents Embrace Video Games as a Family Pastime

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    More than two-thirds of American parents play video games with their children at least once a week, according to a new study released today by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The report, 2018 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, reveals the number one reason parents play…

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