Colorado Attorney General Partners with ESRB on Ratings Awareness

May 28, 2009 -

Yesterday GamePolitics broke the news that Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is partnering with the ESRB for a public service ad campaign designed to raise parental awareness of the industry's video game rating system.

Colorado Springs TV station KRDO-13 is now reporting that Colorado Attorney General John Suthers (R) has also jumped on board the ESRB bus. A press release on Suther's website quotes the A.G.:

I know parents face tough decisions these days about the media they allow into their homes. There’s simply no substitute for parental involvement and responsibility, and it is important that parents play an active role in choosing games for their children. ESRB ratings are an effective and informative resource that allows parents to decide if the video game their child wants is appropriate.

Suthers' message to parents will be broadcast on Colorado TV and radio.


Comments

Re: Colorado Attorney General Partners with ESRB on Ratings ...

Maybe what should be said is this.

The ESRB alone can't protect children from Violent or Sexual content in Videogames, it is the parents that also have to do their part to.

In getting to know the ESRB ratings system, the parents are then able to protect their own children from content they wish not to have in their living rooms until their child turns at the suitable age of 17 or 18 where they can decide for themselves what they want to play.

The days of banning Videogames are over, if the ESRB says it is ok, it is OK!!!!

If the ESRB says it is not ok, then the game will be resubmitted with alterations to the content and it will then be ok.

 

That is how the ESRB system works. It is not perfect, but at least it allows for parents to be informed so they can protect their own children at the same time allowing adults who do love to play Videogames to play what ever they want in their own homes.

 

 

 

TBoneTony

Re: Colorado Attorney General Partners with ESRB on Ratings ...

 So after failing at banning the games, they tell parents to deal with it 

"If you can't beat'em, Join'em!"

Re: Colorado Attorney General Partners with ESRB on Ratings ...

 

At least now we got politics knowing the ESRB are the good way to help control the way they sell the games.  It's very cool to see Colorado getting involved, looks like more people are getting aware of video game these day.

Cue Jack Thompson saying this guy is part of the video game conspiracy, and wants him removed in 3...2...1

 

mikedo2007

Re: Colorado Attorney General Partners with ESRB on Ratings ...

Well there's at least two, one in east one in the west, people in power who are hopefully seeing reason. Here's to the thought it catches like wild fire and lights up the rest of the nation's dusty common sense. Pfft, it's probably just a passing Fad.

Re: Colorado Attorney General Partners with ESRB on Ratings ...

For once, some of the politicians are doing something smart for a change, removing their head of their asses & working along with the ESRB to straighten up things.

What we got here is failure to communicate!

What we got here is failure to communicate!

Re: Colorado Attorney General Partners with ESRB on Ratings ...

Wait a minute - a politician saying parents should be responsible for their children?  What has happened?!  Doesn't he realize that when people do things wrong, it's supposed to be blamed on something else?!  What's the matter with this guy?

It's about time someone said this.

 

Freedom of speech means the freedom to say ANYTHING, so long as it is the truth. This does not exclude anything that might hurt someone's feelings.

--- With the first link, the chain is forged.

Re: Colorado Attorney General Partners with ESRB on Ratings ...

Somebody gets the idea that parents should take responsibility for what games their kids can and can't play. It's about time instead of banning every single game like a certain ex-attorney who gives us comedy on a monthly basis attempts to do.

When Jack Thompson runs his mouth, does anyone really care what he has to say anymore?

Re: Colorado Attorney General Partners with ESRB on Ratings ...

would love to see these vids posted to youtube too.

Re: Colorado Attorney General Partners with ESRB on Ratings ...

All the PSAs involving politicians can be viewed at the ESRBs website in their media library:

http://www.esrb.org/about/media_library.jsp

You will find The Boston Mayor and this guy's videos under the State TV drop down.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: Colorado Attorney General Partners with ESRB on Ratings ...

What's happened to our country? Polititians talking sense?! Acting reasonable? TELLING THE TRUTH!? The Horror! We have to protect our phoney-baloney senators, gentleman; we must do something!

Harumph! Harumph (everybody now)! Harumph!

 
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