Obama orders CDC to study violence in video games
Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 January 2013, 3:00 pm

Filed under: , , ,

Obama orders CDC to study violent video games
While violence in video games and the effect upon its participants wasn't at the crux of today's gun control press conference, President Obama did mention that he is sending the Center for Disease Control after the industry to root out a possible cause of gun violence.

One of Obama's 23 executive orders was to "Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence." Among these potential causes are movies, television, and video games.

The President defended the order by saying, "We don't benefit from ignorance. We don't benefit from not knowing the science of this epidemic of violence. Congress should fund research into the effects violent video games have on young minds."

Vice President Joe Biden previously met with several video game industry leaders as part of the task force to make recommendations on the issue.

MassivelyObama orders CDC to study violence in video games originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments




· Older Entries >>

Show: [ALL] [NEWS] [BLOGS] [PODCASTS]

Updated Today:
A Green Mushroom [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Bethesda Blog [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Bio Break [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Blue Kae [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Cloth 5 [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Gamers with Jobs [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
GWJ Conference Call [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Lineage II [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Massively [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
MmoQuests.com [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Mystic Worlds [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Reign of Gaming [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
The Instance [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Updated this Week:
A Casual Stroll to Modor [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
DDOcast [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Joystiq MMO [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Low Elo [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
MMORPG.COM News [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Player Versus Developer [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Star Wars: The Blog Republic [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Sweet Flag [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Write the Game [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Updated this Month:
Acid for Blood [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Bioware TOR Dev Blog [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Elder game [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Finding Fiero [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Heartless Gamer [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
kfsone's pittance [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
mmocam! [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Raph Koster [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
Split and Defiled [HTML] [XML] [FULL]