Researcher: Joe Biden Advises Video Game Industry to Take Positive Steps

Publishers need to educate the public about ratings

Christopher Ferguson, a researcher at Texas A&M who was present at the recent meeting between vice president Joe Biden and video game industry representatives, says that those present accepted that publishers could do more to project a positive image.

He states, “What the industry needs to do is take the vice president’s advice and really think about: what are some positive things that the industry can do? Public education campaigns about the ERSB rating systems, trying to avoid some blatant missteps like having a gun manufacturer as part of their website, that kind of stuff.”

Joe Biden is on a fact-finding mission and the conclusions that he will present to the President will be used to craft future initiatives and legislation.

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The attached video shows statements from the Biden–industry meeting.

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