Category Archives: Violence in games
Sat, Dec 15, 2012 | 15:27 GMT
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 | 01:15 BST
An Ohio State study suggests playing co-operative games and game modes may be linked to friendlier behaviour later on – but competitive play won’t.
Wed, Aug 08, 2012 | 03:55 BST
Games and violence have never been demonstrably linked, UKIE CEO Dr Jo Twist told VG247 in response to recent comments from an Australian police representative.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 | 14:34 BST
Carmageddon dev, Stainless Games, has told an industry crowd at Develop that it never expected its 1997 original death-racer to be quite as controversial as it turned out to be, but joked that the team would be “heartbroken” if it doesn’t ruffle feathers with its 2013 reboot.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 | 12:39 BST
Warren Spector has said one of the things which stood out for him at E3 this year was how “the ultra-violence has to stop,” along with “combining it with an adolescent approach to sexuality.”
Thu, May 24, 2012 | 10:00 BST
A new book by creator of the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment and retired Stanford University professor Dr. Phillip Zimbardo cites addiction to video games and pornography as the cause of what he calls the “demise” of young men.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 | 14:16 BST
The World of Warcraft habit of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was presented as initial evidence in his trial yesterday. Julie Horup examines the fallout amid media demonisation of games.
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 | 18:48 BST
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 | 14:24 BST
Tue, Apr 03, 2012 | 17:40 BST
The UK’s Association of Teachers and Lecturers held its annual conference recently, during which it was discussed how young children are “acting out violent scenes from adult computer games” in the playground.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 | 20:16 GMT
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 | 17:14 GMT
Sun, Dec 04, 2011 | 03:16 GMT
The International Committee of the Red Cross is looking into whether videogames in which the player participates in wars, whether fictional or not, should adhere to the Geneva and Hague conventions.
Sat, Dec 03, 2011 | 06:11 GMT
Tired of the old chestnut about games causing violence? It’s time for gaming to grow up and stop passing the buck, Julie Horup argues.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 18:52 GMT
Techland has said it wasn’t surprised when Germany banned its zombie-shooter Dead Island from being sold in the country. Matter of fact, the firm and its publisher Deep Silver were aware of such a possibility “from the very beginning.”
Tue, Nov 08, 2011 | 04:21 GMT
Ralph Baer, who invented the first home console in 1972, isn’t happy with the direction of some modern games.
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 | 15:49 BST
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 09:50 BST
By now, everybody’s surely seen – or at least heard of – the “Games Transfer Phenomena” report that has been all over the internet after an article appeared in both the Metro and the Daily Mail. Most gamers I know have been outraged – and so, it appears, has the study’s co-author.
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 | 15:56 BST
Mid-afternoon snacks to go with your cuppa.
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 | 21:22 BST
“I really think, if anything, there is more evidence to show that the violent games reduce aggression and violence. There have actually been some studies about that, that it’s cathartic. If you go to QuakeCon and you walk by and you see the people there [and compare that to] a random cross section of a college campus, you’re probably going to find a more peaceful crowd of people at the gaming convention. I think it’s at worst neutral and potentially positive.” – id’s John Carmack to IndustryGamers.