Following Newtown, questions have been raised about the extent to which popular use of violent video games contributes to violence in society. Police found thousands of dollars worth of violent video games in Adam Lanza’s home, spurring response about the effect of those games. Gov. Malloy has criticized the de-stigmatization of violence, and a bill that would restrict use of such media is before the state legislature.
The Entertainment Software Association launched a public education campaign Monday to help parents make informed decisions about ratings and use of parental controls. The campaign aims to use the industry’s “unique connections” with players and parents.
“By channeling our industry’s compelling and innovative medium, we will instantly provide proven, practical, and effective information to millions of consumers,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).