All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ESRB’

Kids Had A Hard Time Buying M-Rated Video Games In 2012 [Study]

In 2011, the Supreme Court smacked down a proposed California law that would have fined retailers that sold M-rated games to children. Before that ruling, other states had tried to pass similar laws. Even after the Supreme Court ruling, other states are still trying to pass video game-related legislation. A semi-annual study suggests such legislation isn’t needed. Since 2000, the …

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Oklahoma Violent Game Tax Killed In Subcommittee

We reported previously on a tax in Oklahoma that targeted video games with a “Teen,” “Mature,” or “Adults Only” rating. The bill in question would implement a one percent tax increase on those titles. The fate of said bill has been decided. Video Game Voters Network is reporting that the bill in question, House Bill 2696, was defeated in the …

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Majority Of Children Familiar With Video Game Ratings

The majority (82%) of parents and children (75%) who play video games are familiar with the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings system, according to a new survey by The Harrison Group conducted on behalf of Activision.

Additionally, 63% of parents with children who play games consider themselves gamers with the number increasing to 83% for parents ages 35 and younger, and 70% of parents pay close attention to the ratings when purchasing a game for themselves or their families.

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