Violent Video Games

Kids playing adult computer games will be taken into care

"A club for school principals in Cheshire who have lost all sense of perspective have threatened to alert social services if children are found to be playing adult rated computer games."

Violent Games Credited With Reducing Crime Levels

"According to a research paper produced from a collaboration between the University of Texas and the Centre for European Economic Research, violent video games may induce aggressive behavior, but the incapacitation effect outweighs this and produces a genuine reduction in violent crime. This paper was referenced in a BBC news story giving reasons why the US crime rates are falling (at least outside the prisons!)"

Duke Nukem Forever... It Sucks?

"It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I'm all out of gum.” Is only one of many great iconic lines that put the Duke Nukem games into our list of cult classics. Ever since Duke Nukem Forever was first announced by 3D Realms back in 1997 our anticipation of another boundless action packed video game has been high. Sadly this game has been riddled with an exceedingly great many delays, therefore after 13 years, was it worth the wait?

Do Violent Games Hinder Development of Empathy?

"Although there's yet to be a study that conclusively proves a direct causal relationship between video game violence and real-life violence, psychologists are continuing to examine the effect violent media can have on children. A new study in the Journal of Children and Media notes that violent video game exposure can actually hinder a child's moral development.

Teenage Boy Murders Mother Over PlayStation

"A tragic story hit the news today about a teenage boy who killed his mother after she took away his PlayStation. Last November, the day after Thanksgiving, Rashida Anderson and her son 16-year-old son Kendall had a 90-minute argument. Rashida took away his PlayStation as punishment. After his mother went to bed, Kendall paced for three hours in the South Philadelphia home before he decided to attack his mother in her sleep. He hit her with a claw hammer 20 times.

Do video games fuel mental health problems?

"There might be trouble brewing behind the glassy eyes of kids who spend too much time and energy on video games, according to a controversial new study. In the 2-year study of more than 3,000 school children in Singapore, researchers found nearly one in ten were video game "addicts," and most were stuck with the problem. While these kids were more likely to have behavioral problems to begin with, excessive gaming appeared to cause additional mental woes." | more

Aussie study says no evidence of games harming kids

"Surely you’ve all seen how bad parenting can be blamed on games by now, with plenty of studies confirming this in our eyes quite ridiculous idea. An Aussie study has now officially confirmed that there is simply no evidence to back any such claims up.

Violent video games: protected by the first amendment?

"USA TODAY's legal and entertainment writers weigh in on the upcoming Supreme Court free speech case." | more

Can't Buy The Game Kids? Then Go Watch The Movie!

This is a well written article that points out the effectiveness of mature media content controlled with industry regulation vs law enforcement. Seems like kids have a much harder time buying M-Rated games than watching an R-Rated movie. Because retail games require an adult to be present for purchase, you only have yourselves to blame for being bad parents.

Duke Nukem Forever To Ship in 2011

After 13 years of tantalizing production news and then declared dead.. I'll belive it when I see it. "What are you waiting for? Christmas?"-duke

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