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Report Finds More Women, Adults Play Games WASHINGTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 72 percent of American households play video games and 82 percent of gamers are adults according to new research released today by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).
New Report Shows 67 Percent of U.S.
Report Recognizes Leadership in Consumer Disclosure, Retail Compliance, and Enforcement of Responsible Marketing Practices WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.
The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELPSA) is proposing a new â€œtraffic-lightâ€ system to address the ongoing games rating controversy. The new solution would augment and improve ELPSAâ€™s voluntary ratings code, the organization said.
The British government said on Thursday that Britain could give all computer games cinema-style age ratings to protect children from increasingly realistic and violent titles.
"The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" video game will not be recalled, but will be relabeled to reflect a stricter "mature" industry rating, Bethesda Softworks, the game's developer and co-publisher said in a statement on Thursday.
By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The city of Los Angeles has sued Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. for selling pornographic video games to children with its best-selling game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," which last year was found to have hidden sex scenes.
California lawmakers have approved a bill that would ban the sale of violent video game to minors, but Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has not yet taken a position on the legislation, his office said on Friday.
By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Two high-profile U.S. senators, Joseph Lieberman and Hillary Rodham Clinton, are incensed over pornographic content "hidden" in the popular video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," and are demanding action from either the government or the game's maker.
By Lisa Baertlein SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The industry group that sets ratings for video games is probing whether hidden features within the blockbuster title "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" allows players to make their characters engage in simulated explicit sex acts.
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