In the wake of the Newtown shooting, the United States Congress proposed a bill that would fund research into violent video games and their connection with violent behavior. For most of us, this isn't terribly surprising. What happened at Newtown was the worst sort of atrocity - people need to find a reason for it.
Video games aren't it, and The Entertainment Consumers Association is stepping forward to make that clear.
Most of you likely know of the Internet Movie Database - or IMDB - for short. It's one of the most comprehensive sources of movie information online, covering everything from actors to production crews to reviews. It also purports to cover video games, but that's not its primary focus. Soon, it may not need to be a focus at all: a project known as the Internet Game Database is now in closed beta.