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Fri, Dec 04, 2009 | 15:06 GMT
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has revealed to the US Congress that the games industry does a better job with responsible marketing than any other form of entertainment advertisement.
Different aspects cited were the large noticeable ratings on packaging, M-rated game ads not being shown before 10pm, and most notable is the fact that 80 percent of retailers are diligent about not selling mature games to minors and “little evidence” exists for inappropriate target marketing.
“The computer and videogame industry leads all others in ensuring its products are marketed appropriately and is the gold standard for others to follow,” said ESA president and CEO Michael D Gallagher.
“Today’s FTC report is a strong acknowledgement and validation that industry-led self-regulation efforts are the best way to provide parents and retailers with the resources and support they need to keep our kids’ entertainment experiences suitable.”
Take that “He Who Shall Not Be Named”.
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 | 23:02 BST
Former LucasArts CEO, Jim Ward, is running for Congress and hoping represent Arizona’s 5th Congressional District in Washington DC.
The Republican is currently a venture capitalist, and hoping to oust two-term Democrat Harry Mitchell.
Here is his “philosophy”:
I’m not a professional politician. I’m a businessman. And I don’t disagree that this country needs change. But, in my experience, there’s the right kind of change and the wrong kind of change. I believe what’s happening to this country represents the wrong kind of change.
It’s time politicians who just want to be politicians got out of the way and let people who have run businesses, created jobs and made decisions they’ve had to live with, go to Washington and straighten out this mess. I’ve got that skill set along with the ability to make the right kind of change. I hope you’ll agree.
Wonder if he’ll use The Force to get elected.