09 Sep

The Entertainment Merchants Association has confirmed that the Supreme Court will see the violent video games case presented by the State of California on November 2nd. The case – Schwarzenegger vs. ESA – is attempting to establish federal regulation of video games that are deemed violent to minors; while proponents on the other side are pushing for continued self-regulation. The Entertainment Consumers Association is working on an amicus brief to counter California’s pro-regulation argument, with a consumer petition included. While many similar cases have been shot down in lower courts as unconstitutional, Schwarzenegger vs. ESA is utilizing the argument that video games can be declared categorically alongside other media not universally protected under free speech.