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Thrill Of Crime Linked To Violent Games
2013-03-12 15:28:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Do you enjoy the rush you get from a night spent carjacking playing the latest Grand Theft Auto game? Well, a new study suggests that the thrills you get from that game could be due to the frustrations of being denied the chance to commit real crimes. A report from Ohio State researchers appeared recently in the journal Psychological Science suggesting that people who are frustrated in their attempts to cheat or steal are more likely...

Violent Video Games Leads To Cumulative Violence
2012-12-10 15:48:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s been another study released which further supports a theory that mothers have known for decades: Violent video games can bring out the aggressive side of the kids who play them. This new Ohio State University study is the first to provide evidence that the negative side effects from playing video games can actually build and grow over time. After studying a group of gamers for 3 consecutive days, Brad Bushman,...

2012-08-21 22:29:35

Children exposed to ethnic and political violence in the Middle East are more aggressive than other children, a new study shows. And the younger children are, the more strongly they are affected, in a "chain of violence" that goes from political and ethnic strife, to violence in communities, schools, and families, and ends with their own aggressive behavior. "Our results have important implications for understanding how political struggles spill over into the everyday lives of families and...

Do Violent Video Games Really Train Deadly Shooters
2012-05-24 09:31:43

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com A new study suggests that playing violent video games that reward "head shots" makes gamers more likely to choose the head as a target with a real gun. Faculty of the Ohio State University School of Communication and VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, conducted the study. "Boom, Headshot: Effect of Video Game Play and Controller Type on Firing Aim and Accuracy" is the study published by Sage Journals. Lead authors include Jodi L. Whitaker of VU...

2012-04-30 15:33:03

Just 20 minutes of playing a violent shooting video game made players more accurate when firing a realistic gun at a mannequin - and more likely to aim for and hit the head, a new study found. Players who used a pistol-shaped controller in a shooting video game with human targets had 99 percent more completed head shots to the mannequin than did participants who played other video games, as well as 33 percent more shots that hit other parts of the body. In addition, the study found that...

Congressmen Wants Warning Labels On Video Games Rated "E" And Up
2012-03-21 12:57:28

Congressmen are trying to get a bill approved that would see that video games with an "E" rating and above are equipped with a health warning label. Congressman Joe Baca (D-CA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) introduced a bill on Monday that would force game publishers to print warning labels on their products to warn parents of possible aggressive behavior. If approved, game labels would have to read: "WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behavior." The...

2011-12-27 08:00:00

New Android App, CamGun, is by definition a killer camera app. It uses the camera view on your phone as the playfield in a first person shooter. With a full range of weapons, it is mildly disturbing while very entertaining. CamGun brings friends and family into the game, documenting shots as a photo on Facebook or other sharing programs. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 CamGun is a fun way to use the camera on Android phones like a first person shooter - Call of Duty style. Mark...

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2011-08-29 11:52:55

  According to new research, competitiveness in video games may be a characteristic that influences aggression on users who play them. Researchers found after analyzing a series of experiments in which video games were matched on competitiveness, difficulty, and pace of action that video game violence was not the only thing that attributed to aggressive behavior. According to the research, more competitive games produced greater levels of aggressive behavior than less...

2011-06-29 18:36:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though the Supreme Court voted 7-2 to overturn a California law that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors, there is growing sentiment among parents and legislators that something needs to be done to protect children from exposure to these disturbing images and experiences. Attorney Dylan Reeves of the law firm of Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC, was published in the Alabama Law Review on this issue and...


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