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2011-06-27 14:40:00

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government cannot ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors as this would violate free-speech rights. The high court struck down a California law by a 7-2 vote, which also imposed strict video game labeling requirements.  It said video games deserve free-speech protection like books, plays and movies. The video game industry said the ruling was a "historic and complete win" for free-speech rights and "the creative freedom of...

2011-06-27 11:33:00

Landmark Ruling Hailed as a Win for First Amendment and Artists WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling that underscored constitutional protections for video games, developers, and video game industry artists. At issue was a 2005 California statute restricting the sale and rental of computer and video games. The ESA, the lead party in the case Brown v. Entertainment Merchants...

2011-06-11 00:00:30

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) June 10, 2011 CamGun is a fun way to use the camera on Android phones like a first person shooter - Call of Duty style. Mark...

2011-05-25 22:07:26

Scientists have known for years that playing violent video games causes players to become more aggressive.  The findings of a new University of Missouri (MU) study provide one explanation for why this occurs: the brains of violent video game players become less responsive to violence, and this diminished brain response predicts an increase in aggression. "Many researchers have believed that becoming desensitized to violence leads to increased human aggression. Until our study, however,...

2011-05-10 15:47:33

Douglas Gentile is painfully aware of how research on the effects of video games on kids is often oversimplified to say that games are either "good" or "bad." The associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University has had his own research typecast on the "bad" side with studies on violent video game's effects and video game addiction, even though he's also done studies demonstrating the benefits of games. A new article by Gentile appearing in the journal Child Development Perspectives...

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2011-04-21 11:47:26

How much scientific evidence is there for and against the assertion that exposure to video game violence can harm teens? Three researchers have developed a novel method to consider that question: they analyzed the research output of experts who filed a brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving violent video games and teens. Their conclusion? Experts who say violent video games are harmful to teens have published much more evidence supporting their claims than have experts on the other side...

2011-04-04 11:19:00

BOSTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's exposure to violent video games over time can impact their ability to develop empathy and sympathy for others, according to a new study written by Simmons College Communications Professor Edward T. Vieira, Jr., Ph.D. and published in the 2011 spring/summer edition of the Journal of Children and Media. The study is the first of its kind to examine how violent video games impact the development of moral reasoning among children...

2011-03-25 00:00:30

An overwhelming number of kids from the age of 8 to 16"”more than 90%, in fact"”play video games in the United States. And numerous studies suggest that virtual violence in these games may make kids more aggressive in real life. Westbrook, Maine (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Empowering Parents, the award-winning website that helps parents with the toughest child behavior problems, recently surveyed its readers on this topic. 62% of respondents said that playing video games...

2010-12-14 23:57:45

New study shows that depression, not video games, could be to blame for youth violence How depressed young people are strongly predicts how aggressive and violent they may be or may become. Contrary to popular belief, however, exposure to violence in video games or on television is not related to serious acts of youth aggression or violence among Hispanics in the US, according to new research by Dr. Christopher Ferguson from Texas A & M International University. His findings are published...

2010-12-13 09:33:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 percent of parents say video games have no effect on their children. Not true, says Marina Krcmar, associate professor of communication at Wake Forest, who studies the impact of video games on children and teens. And, as games get more and more realistic, research shows the positive and negative effects on children increase, Krcmar says. "Greater realism leads to greater immersion; greater immersion leads to greater...