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Violent Video Games Do Not Lead To Violent Lifestyle
2013-08-26 13:12:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study found that teens who play violent video games are not likely to become more violent or partake in anti-social behavior. The study, which was led by Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University and independent researcher Cheryl Olson, found that games such as Grand Theft Auto and Halo do not trigger teenagers with symptoms of depression or attention deficit disorder (ADD) to become more aggressive. The researchers found...

2009-11-03 07:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced a partnership with Dr. Cheryl Olson, co-director for the Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital, that will help parents and teachers optimize children's experience with video games. The alliance supports Activision's "Ratings Are Not a Game®" initiative, which focuses on educating consumers about the Entertainment Software Rating...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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