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Violent media not a predictor of violent behaviour according to university study

According to a recent study published from Texas A&M International University, watching violent media as a child is not necessarily a predictor of violent behaviour in the future. The study outlines that genetics and social environment have a larger impact on personal development.

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Violence headlines

  • Ex-Rockstar Dev says he won't make any more violent games

    If you were a key cog at the studio producing, eh, notoriously violent titles like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, would you be embarrassed to the explain to the “normies” in your life what you do? Jeremy Pope was, and that’s why he left Rockstar Games a decade ago and is pursuing projects that he […]

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  • Game violence to blame for rise in knife attacks, says police commissioner

    Games have been publicly slammed by a police commissioner in Australia for inciting a rise in knife crime, because they let children act out ‘virtual crimes’ and earn incentives for violent acts in-game.

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  • CDP - sex and violence in games works if part of the world and not overused

    CD Projekt RED CEO Marcin Iwinski has said there is nothing wrong with games including sex and violence as long as it’s part of the world and not overused.

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  • Home Office report on 'Sexualization of Young People' released

    Remember last week when Big Brother’s Dr Linda Papadopoulos announced that she was set to release a report on children being sexualized in the media and videogames? It’s been released.

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  • ASA attempts to curtail violence in UK game advertisements

    According to MCV, violent videogame ads are about to get a stern talking-to from the Advertising Standards Agency. Apparently, the ASA will release new guidance for publishers and their ad agencies next week, which will ask them to consider the “wider context” of violent ads. This is not to say, however, that gore, giblets, and […]

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  • Germany moves to ban the distribution and production of violent videogames

    Germany’s 16 Interior Ministers asked the Bundestag to ban production and distribution of violent video games in the country, and are hoping the new sanction goes into effect before elections take place on September 27. The ban comes on the heels of the recent school shootings that have occurred in the country, most notably the […]

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  • Games "nomalize" (sic) killing, says report

    According to this, a recent study at the Indiana School of Medicine has shown that, “Exposure to violent video games, even E [Everyone - Ed] rated video games, increases aggressive thoughts, increases pro-social behavior and increases general arousal,” said Dr Greg Snyder, a psychologist at Omaha’s Children’s Hospital. The study compared brain scan of a […]

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  • Games hit UK frontpages as evidence mounts over impending political "clampdown"

    Following this week’s news that wary glances are being cast behind the scenes of Tanja Byron’s upcoming report, British national daily The Guardian is this morning carrying, “Ministers plan clampdown on ‘unsuitable’ video games” as its main headline. The story mirrors earlier reports this week in that it claims the Byron Report is to recommend […]

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