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2014-04-03 10:09:55

Gaming journalists, video gamers have become more tolerant of violence as it has become more life-like Members of the media and others often have attributed violence in video games as a potential cause of social ills, such as increased levels of teen violence and school shootings. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that media acceptance of video game violence has increased as video game technology has improved over time. Greg Perreault, a doctoral student at the MU School...

Microsoft Europe Reverses Adult Game Restrictions For Windows 8
2012-10-29 15:11:13

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Gamers are often early adopters when Windows puts out a new operating system. The new OS often brings with it faster speeds, enhanced graphics and richer sound; all the elements that make for better gameplay. A ban on games with a mature rating in the European Windows 8 store may have discouraged gamers from upgrading PCs, tablets and other devices. That is, until Microsoft decided to lift the ban and allow games such as...

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2008-10-28 15:10:38

The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELPSA) is proposing a new "traffic-light" system to address the ongoing games rating controversy.  The new solution would augment and improve ELPSA's voluntary ratings code, the organization said. However, the new system has been dismissed by some, including the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), who believe Britain's current two-tier rating is adequate. A review by Britain's Department of Culture, Media and Sport...

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2008-07-31 15:05:19

The British government said on Thursday that Britain could give all computer games cinema-style age ratings to protect children from increasingly realistic and violent titles. Culture Minister Margaret Hodge has announced a consultation on whether the ratings for games should replicate the system for movies. "The rise of adult-themed games with grown-up plots and advanced graphics had made the old warning system obsolete," said British Culture Minister Margaret Hodge. Violent games like...


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