Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Helps Video Game Live Stream Cause

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Helps Video Game Live Stream Cause
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Smooth Gaming is a new column to ValueWalk which will discuss various aspects of the video game industry. From AAA titles, business aspects, and independent developers who often go under-reported. ‘Smooth Gaming’ will take a multi-pronged look at the world of gaming. This week we discuss freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s weekend journey into gaming.

Gamers and the video game industry haven’t always had a ‘friendly’ relationship with politicians in the United States. The height of tension between the parties probably came in 2005 when then-Senator Hillary Clinton proposed the ‘Family Entertainment Protection Act‘ which attempted to ‘reign in’ sexuality and violence in video games. Clinton and politicians supporting the bill attempted to use children as a selling point, claiming it was easy for children to both purchase and play games clearly marketed towards adult audiences. Part of the bill summary follows:

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