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Video game stocks take a slide : Shares tumble after Trump links violent content to shootings. But tighter rules aren't likely, experts say.

Aug 06, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Stocks of major video game companies dropped sharply Monday after President Trump and others, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), linked last weekend's mass shootings to violent video games.

Analysts said the slump reflected a familiar pattern, in which political rhetoric following mass killings drives fears of regulatory backlash against the industry. They don't expect new regulations to follow.

Activision Blizzard took the biggest hit, with its stock fal...