More families playing video games but concerns remain

A new generation of technologically savvy parents are turning gaming into a family event, according to a new survey, but critics pushing for greater monitoring of video game content remain concerned.

An online survey of 1,014 U.S. children and their parents, conducted by market researcher Harrison Group -- and commissioned by U.S. game publisher Activision (Nasdaq:ATVI - news) -- found 58 percent of parents surveyed said they play video games and more than half this time is spent with their children.

The survey comes as a bitter political battle over violent content in video games shows some signs of cooling with two of the industry's fiercest critics, U.S. senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Joe Lieberman, due later Thursday to join forces with the industry's own rating board in a nationwide educational television campaign.

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