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  • Blog Post: Villanova Professor Introspective On Video Game Violence Research

    In the wake of violent tragedies such as those that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut and Aurora, Colorado, there is an instinctual need for answers. People want to know why events transpired, how they were allowed to happen, and what can be done to prevent future occurrences. We fall back on the emotion... More
  • Blog Post: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN): Video Games Are Worse Than Guns

    "I think video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people," the senator from Tennessee told MSNBC in response to a question about proposed gun control legislation that would require universal background checks. Words fail me. Failing the ability to live in a world... More
  • Blog Post: Adam Sessler Sets Fox News Straight

    The former host of X-Play gives an excellent take on the role of video game violence on social ills live on Fox News in this must-watch YouTube clip. Sessler brings up excellent points about the long history of concerned groups seeking censorship of every form of media from opera to comic books. Seeing... More
  • Blog Post: ECA Sends Letter To The Veep On Newtown & Video Games

    In advance of Vice President Joe Biden's coming recommendations on legislation addressing gun violence, the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) has sent a letter to the Vice President urging him not to demonize video games. Jennifer Mercurio, ECA vice president and general counsel, asked him... More
  • Blog Post: ECA Responds To NRA Blaming Sandy Hook On Video Games

    Earlier today, National Rifle Association (NRA) executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said that violent video games like Mortal Kombat and the Grand Theft Auto series were at least partly to blame for the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) begs to... More
  • Blog Post: The Terrible Dangers Of Video Game Violence

    Are you worried that video game violence can lead to real life violence? Maybe you should be. Here's a PSA. Julian Smith takes a dark look at how video game violence can lead to trouble. More
  • Blog Post: Study Says Video Games Increase Aggression But Reduce Crime Rates

    Adding a new wrinkle to the debate of video games and their effect on violence, a recently published study says that video games actually help reduce crime rates by keeping criminals busy playing games instead of committing crimes. The research was conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research... More
  • Blog Post: Noel Gallagher Blames "Brutal TV And Brutal Video Games" For London Riots

    Ex-Oasis songwriter and occasional singer Noel Gallagher's not totally sure what's to blame for the London riots, but he thinks he has a good idea. "I can't understand where their energy for these riots is coming from," he told Bang Showbiz . "We live in this age of violence... More
  • Blog Post: Utah Game Law Won't Go Forward

    In the first days after the landmark Supreme Court decision on Brown v. EMA, the legislator behind a similar Utah law is backing down. Salt Lake City-based Deseret News is reporting one of the first follow-ups on the recent Supreme Court ruling. There, Republican State Representative Michael Morley has... More
  • Blog Post: Australia Finally Gets Mature-Rated Games?

    It's been a running joke that a Mature-rated game like Left 4 Dead 2 (above) will be banned from Australia even before it releases, but thankfully this sad-but-true situation may be coming to an end in the country with the possibility of a new video game rating classification. Previously, the highest... More
  • Blog Post: Penn Jillette Is Tired Of The Video Game Bulls***

    Penn Jillette is a master entertainer. For years he and his partner Raymond Teller have been wowing audiences through their live magic act and various television appearances. In a recent episode of the duo’s Showtime program, Bulls***, the two explored the hot topic of video game violence. In issue... More
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