Category Archives: Violence in games
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.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 | 18:45 BST
Coop Norway has announced it is to stop carrying 51 gaming brands and toys previously available to customers, after the horrific events in Oslo and on Utøya, including games CoD4: Modern Warfare and World of Warcraft – titles which the perpetrator Anders Behring Breivik claims to have actively played.
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 | 19:54 BST
Videogames won a huge political victory in the US today, as the Supreme Court voted to strike down a law that would have made it illegal to sell violent games to minors, and declared that video games qualify for free speech protections. As you can imagine, the US industry is thrilled.
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 | 10:18 BST
Back in November 2010, the US Supreme Court Justices weighed in on the videogame violence bill written by California state Senator Leland Yee which was supported by the state’s former-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The case is to be ruled on by the end of June, so sometime by the end of next week, we should know something regarding whether or not California will be able to legally limit the sale of what it considers violent video games to minors or not. We’ll keep you posted. Via MTV. [pic]
Tue, May 10, 2011 | 19:32 BST
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 | 16:19 BST
A branch of the Knights Templar Bundestag would like production of “negative computer games” banned, and a prohibition placed on negative games coming into Germany.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 | 07:09 BST
South Australian attorney general John Rau intends to introduce a revised games ratings system for his home state, and asked for nation-wide acceptance.
Hooray? Not quite. It won’t help you get your hands on the likes of Mortal Kombat and an uncensored Left 4 Dead 2 – but it will stop under-eighteens buying Grand Theft Auto IV or Fallout 3.