It's time to get serious.
By Tim Colwill on September 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm
It looks like Activision are gearing up to enter the political sphere, hiring a lobby group by the name of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
The group will represent Activision’s interest with regards to the Violent Content Research Act, which consumer advocate group the ECA publicly denounced back in August.
This bill seeks to ask the National Academy of Sciences to undertake a broad study which will determine whether violent video games have a negative effect on the people who play them. Its author, Senator Jay Rockefeller, has previously gone on record saying that he does not believe games are entitled to the protection of free speech and that “recent court decisions (supporting video games) demonstrate that some people still do not get it”.