Biden to Huddle With Video Game Industry Today

No word on whether games will be in recommendations he sends to prez

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 11, 2013 10:29 AM CST

(Newser) – Leading video game industry reps will today meet with Joe Biden, who has announced he will send the White House's gun violence task force's recommendations to the president by Tuesday, reports the Hill. Among those in attendance will be the CEO of lobbying group the Entertainment Software Association, which represents companies such as Electronic Arts and Microsoft. Violent video games have once again come under fire in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, but there's no word on whether Biden's list of recommendations will mention such games. Tighter background checks will likely make the cut, but maybe not a renewal of the ban on assault weapons.

President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden as he makes a statement on Dec. 19, 2012 in the White House about policies he will pursue following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct.
President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden as he makes a statement on Dec. 19, 2012 in the White House about policies he will pursue following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School...   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Washington.
Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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