Today over 150 million Americans play video games, with 60% of Americans playing video games every single day. We play them on our consoles, smartphones, and computers, really, we play them anyway we can!
Gaming has grown from a niche hobby to an industry that generates nearly $30 billion in revenue every year. Video games are dominating platforms like YouTube and Twitch and are synonymous with the fastest growing sport in the world, eSports.
Despite the ever-growing popularity of gaming, it has been the frequent target of political criticism, restrictive legislation and the media.
Since 2012, the Video Game Voters Network (VGVN) has been a place for American gamers to organize and defend against threats to video games. We know that without a critical mass of adult video gamers who are registered to vote and willing to stand firmly behind the games they love, politicians will continue to fire criticism at video games and gamers in order to score easy points for their political campaigns.
Video games are a fully protected form of speech under the Constitution and receive the same First Amendment protections as books, movies, music and television. VGVN opposes efforts to regulate video game content any differently than other entertainment mediums and proposals to criminalize the sale of certain games to minors. VGVN’s goal is to enable gamers to stay educated about these issues, register to vote and ensure their voice is heard by federal, state and local officials. VGVN is sponsored by the Entertainment Software Association, a trade group representing America’s video game publishers.
The time for gamers to stand up and speak out is now! Your voice can help protect video games from uninformed politicians—join VGVN today.