If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

California pays ESA $280,000

California has had to pay ESA $280k in legal fees after the state lost a court case that would have criminalised the sale of 18-rated games in the region.

This isn't the first time the ESA has be awarded legal costs in the same situation. In fact, according to Gamespot, "Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota have all been ordered to reimburse the group's legal fees in recent years, with the Land of Lincoln being hit for $500,000."

It's almost as though trying to legislate against the gaming industry with frivolous, unnecessary law suits is a complete waste of time and money.

By Mike Bowden

About the Author

Mike avatar



33, live in Denmark, married, little boy named Aleksander help out Pat with some news stories for VG247

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information


More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch