The video game organization behind E3, the marquee event in the industry, is pushing back against Donald Trump's claim that violent video games contribute to mass shootings.
On Monday morning, in response to two mass shootings over the weekend, Trump placed part of the blame on "gruesome and grisly video games."
A rep for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA )tells The Blast, "As we shared at the White House video game meeting in March 2018, numerous scientific studies have established that there is no causal connection between video games and violence. More than 165 million Americans enjoy video games, and billions of people play video games worldwide. Yet other societies, where video games are played as avidly, do not contend with the tragic levels of violence that occur in the U.S."