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President Obama: Research Link Between Games & Violence

According to a new article at Polygon, US President Obama is calling for research into possible links between video games and violent behavior. The research will be undertaken at the Centers for Disease Control at the behest of the president.

In the memorandum, the President is directing the CDC and scientific agencies to conduct research into the causes and prevention of gun violence. The memo, according to White House officials, is based on new legal analysis that found that such research would not be barred. It calls for the CDC to immediately start assessing existing strategies for preventing gun violence and identifying the most pressing research questions. President Obama is also calling for Congress to provide $10 million for the CDC to conduct new research, including investigating the relationship between video games, "media images" and violence.

Entertainment Software Association officials have not yet responded to request for comment.

Read more at Polygon.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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