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June 27, 2011

Epic Games’ Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling in Brown v. EMA/ESA

Cary, NC, June 27, 2011 — Epic Games President Dr. Michael Capps issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision rendered in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association/Entertainment Software Association:

“Today we commend the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, and as always, support the right of game developers to create works of art and entertainment for people of all ages.

Epic Games applauds the Court’s validation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board rating system as a successful tool that helps parents decide which video games are appropriate for their family. We advocate and abide by the ESRB ratings system, and are thankful the Court has recognized that our industry capably empowers parents to make sound decisions on what games are right for their kids.

As an independent developer, Epic is proud to be an active member of the Entertainment Software Association, especially during this historic moment in video game history. This is a pivotal achievement and sweeping win not just for large publishers but for all game makers in this country.”

Mike Capps is serving his second term as a board member of the Entertainment Software Association.

ESA portal on the case: https://www.theesa.com/policy/scotus.asp

ESA press release: https://theesa.com/newsroom/release_detail.asp?releaseID=150