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Game retailers most effective at carding minors

A year ago FTC secret shopper report says it's still harder for US minors to buy M-rated games than R-rated movies or explicit music

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6 Developer takes aim at gun control debate

A year ago Molleindustria's The Best Amendment designed as sarcastic tribute to the NRA's "madness"

9 UK games tax relief delayed

A year ago European Commission unable to approve required cultural test

VGVN hits 500,000 members

A year ago ESA's Video Game Voters Network online community hits half a million gamers ready to contact local legislators

9 TIGA wants tax relief for cancelled games

A year ago Says 22% of UK developers have had games cancelled by publishers

23 58% of parents see a tie between games, violence

A year ago Harris Poll finds majority of US parents believe games contribute to teen violence, 38% entirely unaware of ESRB

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2 ESRB: We help "protect creative freedom"

A year ago Patricia Vance talks about fighting the image of being a "censor" and outlines the benefits of ESRB's new automatic rating tool

1 BFI to administer cultural test for UK games tax breaks

A year ago Body hopes to use experience of film tests to streamline process

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5 ESRB awareness may be maxed out

A year ago Ratings system to continue outreach and education efforts despite plateaued 85% awareness among parents

6 Rep. Pelosi defends violent games

A year ago House Minority Leader contests idea that media creates real-world violence in Fox News interview

2 Activision's Skylanders franchise sells over 100m toys

A year ago While publisher signs new family friendly deal for Ninja Turtles rights

UKIE: Tax relief must support businesses big and small

A year ago Trade body makes final recommendations for UK tax credits

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18 Ending the Violent Game Debate

A year ago Devs behind Twisted Metal, Night Trap, Papo & Yo, and Huntsman: The Orphanage on whether there's a problem, and what can be done to quiet the critics

1 NCAC upset over gun games pulled from rest stops

A year ago Anti-censorship group opposes decision to remove arcade gun games from state facilities

24 US Senator: Games affect people, guns don't

A year ago Tennessee's Lamar Alexander explains why he thinks games are a bigger problem than firearms

4 Violent game research bill introduced

A year ago Renewed call for study on impact of violent media draws bipartisan support in US Senate

2 DeNA joins ESA

A year ago Social and mobile outfit continues global push, joins US gaming trade group

28 Nader calls violent game devs "electronic child molesters"

A year ago Former presidential candidate wants Obama to go further in criticisms of violent media

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29 The violent games debate isn't about facts; it's about hearts and minds

Opinion A year ago America's continuing culture wars bemuse the rest of the world, but the industry has no choice but to engage positively

20 Obama calls for violent game research [Updated]

A year ago President asks Congress to fund studies on effects of games on kids, saying, "We don't benefit from ignorance"

12 Missouri legislator proposes violent game tax

A year ago Sin tax on games rated T and higher would pay to treat "mental health conditions associated with exposure" to violent games

6 Arma III devs make bail

A year ago Bohemia rep confirms developers arrested on suspicion of espionage say pair will return to Czech Republic soon

2 No mention of games in Biden proposals

A year ago Violent media reportedly absent from 19 suggested executive actions to prevent gun violence

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66 It's Time to Reconsider the Violent Game Debate

Opinion A year ago Restraint, reflection necessary to distinguish overly defensive game industry from entirely divisive gun lobby

10 NRA releases iOS game

A year ago Gun lobby launches firearm safety and target shooting app rated for ages 4 and up

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