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ECA Rallies Support Against U.S. Supreme Court Violent Video Games Case

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2010 @ 2:20 p.m. PDT

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA), the non-profit membership organization that represents gamers, today revealed a list of new partners that have offered their support to the ECA and the gamer petition campaign.

The numerous companies involved are showing their support by promoting the petition and increasing the awareness of Schwarzenegger v. EMA, the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court violence in video games case. The petition will serve as a collective voice of game consumers and will be submitted to the Court on September 17th, the documents submission deadline for the oral arguments hearing, which will take place on November 2nd.

Over the past three months, the association has proactively reached out to all of the game publishing companies, development studios, retailers, distributors and media for assistance in getting the word out - asking them to help consumers, help the industry.

A cross-section of businesses that pledged their support and are actively engaged include:

Publishers:

Developers:

Media:

Activision

Aeria Games

Bitmob

Atari

CCP Games

CBS Interactive

Bethesda Softworks

Divide by Zero

Future Publishing

Blizzard

Epic Games

GamePro Media

Capcom

Gaikai

IGN

Electronic Arts

Gas Powered Games

MTV Networks

NCsoft

Irrational Games

Prima Publishing

PopCap Games

Oddworld Inhabitants

Spike TV

Sony (SCEA & SOE)

Running with Scissors

Themis Media

SouthPeak Games

Spicy Horse Games

UGO Entertainment

A complete list of all petition supporters can be found here.

To sign the gamer petition, please go to: www.GamerPetition.org. For more information on the ECA or to learn more about the ECA's amicus brief and the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court's hearing of California's violent video game case, please visit: Schwarzenegger v. EMA.

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