Quantcast

Latest Video game controversy Stories

add98a4c3bdbf5cd612a7798ce2395b81
2007-04-04 13:25:00

AMES, Iowa -- New research by Iowa State University psychologists provides more concrete evidence of the adverse effects of violent video game exposure on the behavior of children and adolescents. ISU Distinguished Professor of Psychology Craig Anderson, Assistant Professor of Psychology Douglas Gentile, and doctoral student Katherine Buckley share the results of three new studies in their book, "Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents" (Oxford University Press, 2007). It is...

a2112cd96fc32527ee6a581573dab2821
2006-06-07 18:31:08

LOS ANGELES -- The trade group representing the video game industry sued the state of Minnesota on Tuesday to overturn a new bill that would fine children and teens for buying or renting mature or adults-only games. The Entertainment Software Assn. (ESA) filed the suit in Minnesota Federal District Court, arguing that the bill attempted to substitute governmental judgment for parental supervision. The ESA has successfully convinced courts to strike down six similar bills during the past five...

2006-04-07 11:37:59

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After playing a violent video game, young men are more likely to think it's OK to smoke marijuana and drink alcohol, raising the possibility that exposure to violent media could negatively affect health-related behavior. "Parents have been told the message that violent video games and violent media in general can influence the likelihood that their kids will be aggressive," Dr. Sonya S. Brady, now at the University of California, San...

2006-04-04 18:59:54

DETROIT (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that a Michigan law that bans the sale of violent video games to minors is unconstitutional. Federal District Judge George Caram Steeh issued the ruling in Detroit on Friday and said in court documents that video games were protected under the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The law, signed by Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm last year, imposes civil and criminal penalties for anyone who knowingly distributes violent video...

35ed842f891e7ad24cd8e20d2bc1f6dd1
2006-04-04 17:55:00

DETROIT (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that a Michigan law that bans the sale of violent video games to minors is unconstitutional. Federal District Judge George Caram Steeh issued the ruling in Detroit on Friday and said in court documents that video games were protected under the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The law, signed by Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm last year, imposes civil and criminal penalties for anyone who knowingly distributes violent video games to a...

26aaf0dc8f81a37a260e42926fdafb75
2006-04-04 11:55:00

CHICAGO -- Most video games rated "M" for mature audiences fail to disclose violent content on their labels and can easily fall into the hands of children, according to a study released on Monday. "Parents should not interpret the absence of a content descriptor to mean the absence of content," said study author, Kimberly Thompson of the Harvard School of Public Health. "Parents and physicians should recognize that popular M-rated games contain a wide range of unlabeled content and may...

2005-12-09 09:29:45

Study found players had little reaction to unsettling images They're at the top of many people's holiday gift list, but violent video games can change a person's brain function and desensitize them to real-life violence, a new U.S. study suggests. The study included 39 male undergraduate students who provided information about how often they played their five favorite video games and the levels of violence depicted in those games. The students were then assessed for their irritability and...

2005-11-22 17:05:52

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper 50 Cent, once shot nine times on the street in a gang incident, said on Tuesday parents should buy their children his new video game, rated 'mature' for blood, gore and sexual themes, and use it as a teaching tool. The industry rating for "50 Cent: Bulletproof" means it has been deemed "not suitable" for those under the age of 17. "Just because it is rated mature doesn't mean you shouldn't buy it for your kids," the rapper, whose given name is Curtis...

2005-10-27 14:10:00

By Lisa Baertlein SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Florida state senator has introduced a bill that would ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors, an aide to the lawmaker said on Thursday. Introduced on October 25 by state Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla, a Republican from Miami, the bill is a near clone of legislation recently signed into law by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- Hollywood's "Terminator" -- who is portrayed in several video games based on his action film...

2005-10-07 17:13:29

SACRAMENTO, California -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ignored strong lobbying from software makers and signed legislation on Friday that bans the sale of violent video games to children. Passed by the California legislature last month, the measure follows heated national debate after game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. pulled its best-selling game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" from retailers this summer because of hidden sex scenes. "I am a parent myself and I think...


Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
Related