US President Barack Obama has asked for US$10 million ($9.48 million) to be spent on researching the relationship between video games, media images and violence.
It follows Obama outlining plans for tighter gun control in the United States after the tragic Sandy Hook school shootings.
Countless studies have already been conducted on the correlation between violence in video games and real life behaviour. However, researchers still debate the results.
US Vice President Joe Biden has previously met with games executives to discuss how to examine their influence on real world violence, but has only concluded that the issue requires further research.
The video games research is one of twenty-three actions taken by the President to reduce gun violence.