Some of you might remember the CEO of Red 5 Studios move to create an organization called the League of Gamers after the ESA came out in support of the SOPA/PIPA stuff. Well it would appear that this organization is ready to add to its focus the latest hot topic, and that of course is the Videogame Violence Warning Label Act. I'll enclose the press release in a minute, but I did want to point out that they will be at PAX East with sign up sheets, information, and free swag. So if you want to help add your voice to the organization there's a way to do that in person.
Here's the press release:
Laguna Hills, CA – April 3, 2012 – League For Gamers™ (LFG) announced today that it will be at PAX East in Boston, Massachusettes, April 6-8, to raise support for its community of gamers, developers, and industry supporters in their ongoing effort to protect the games industry against harmful legislation.
LFG is currently battling H.R. 4204, which will require a mandatory warning label – linking videogames to aggressive behavior – on nearly all titles. As legislation that will set a dangerous precedent based on questionable research, LFG aims to educate individuals wanting to know more about the bill and lend a voice to those who’re already concerned. Its current efforts can be found here: http://www.leagueforgamers.org/2012/03/22/letter-to-rep-joe-bacas-office-regarding-game-warning-label/
“When SOPA and PIPA were near passing, gamers banded together and found their voice – effectively helping to shut down the legislation,” said Mark Kern, Red 5 Studios CEO and LFG founder. “While it was an awesome moment that proved we can’t be taken lightly, protecting gamers’ rights is an ongoing process that requires us all to remain vigilant. LFG is here to be the watchdog against bills like SOPA, PIPA, and H.R. 4204. But it’s the community that inevitably acts as our teeth.”
League For Gamers will be taking sign-ups and meeting with PAX attendees at Red 5 Studios’ Firefall booth, #536. Interested parties looking for more information about the organization and its efforts are encouraged to stop by and meet with a representative or head over to the official website:http://www.leagueforgamers.org/.
All current members and individuals that sign up at the show will receive an official LFG shirt, exclusive to the event.
About League For Gamers
LFG is a gathering place for gamers, developers and industry supporters who want to stand against legislation that is detrimental to the games industry. Because individuals often lack the lobbying power and necessary funds to properly represent in Washington, organizations like LFG offer a support group where they can openly voice concerns and opinions about legislation that directly affects their lives. For more information about LFG and to join the fight to save online gaming freedom, visit http://www.leagueforgamers.org/.