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2010-12-08 15:14:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Is it purely a coincidence that each year the Christmas shopping season kicks off with a day called 'Black Friday'? Maybe so, but isn't it curious that violent video games seem to be the gifts that continue to increase in demand each and every year? Activision Blizzard Inc., a subsidiary of Vivendi SA, continues to elevate violence in video games to a new level. Released in early November, Call of Duty: Black Ops already completed a sales...

2010-11-02 09:41:00

Weekend survey also finds majority say government should be able to ban sales, rentals to minors WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents should be most responsible for determining whether minors can buy or rent violent video games, according to a new, nationwide survey conducted for the nonpartisan First Amendment Center. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Nov. 2 over a California law that prohibits the sale or rental to anyone under the age of 18 of games...

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2010-09-20 09:35:00

Playing a violent video game can increase aggression, and when a player keeps thinking about the game, the potential for aggression can last for as long as 24 hours, according to a study in the current Social Psychological and Personality Science (published by SAGE). Violent video game playing has long been known to increase aggression. This study, conducted by Brad Bushman of The Ohio State University and Bryan Gibson of Central Michigan University, shows that at least for men, ruminating...

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2010-06-10 06:05:00

Violent video games may increase aggression and hostility in some players, but scientists say that players can also benefit from visual/spatial skills and social-networking abilities that the games provide. Researchers, who published a review in a special issue of the journal Review of General Psychology, said that the games may also help to control diabetes and pain and also work as a tool to complement psychotherapy. Christopher J. Ferguson, of Texas A&M International University, told...

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2010-04-26 13:30:00

On Monday, the Supreme Court said it would determine whether a California law banning the sale and rental of violent video games to minors violated constitutional free-speech rights. The justices agreed to hear an appeal by the state after a U.S. appeals court based in California struck down the law. The high court is expect to hear the case and issue its ruling during its October term.  It will be one of the most important cases for the upcoming term. The Entertainment Software...

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2010-03-11 09:21:06

Parents of young boys may want to encourage moderation when it comes to their kids' video game habits. According to new findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, owning a video-game system may hamper academic development in some children. Psychological scientists Robert Weis and Brittany C. Cerankosky of Denison University conducted a study examining short-term effects of video-game ownership on academic development in young boys. Families with...

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2010-03-01 14:35:00

Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Craig Anderson has made much of his life's work studying how violent video game play affects youth behavior. And he says a new study he led, analyzing 130 research reports on more than 130,000 subjects worldwide, proves conclusively that exposure to violent video games makes more aggressive, less caring kids -- regardless of their age, sex or culture. The study was published today in the March 2010 issue of the Psychological...

2010-01-19 10:20:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org, a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity dedicated to promoting critical thinking, created the new website http://videogames.procon.org to explore the core question "Do violent video games contribute to youth violence?" 97% of 12-17 year olds in the US played video games in 2008, thus fueling an $11.7 billion video game industry. In 2008, 10 of the top 20 best-selling video games in the US contained violence....

2009-12-11 14:35:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans bought more than $21 billion worth of video game systems, software and accessories in 2008. This year, Wake Forest University students have created the blog, VGameU.org, to help players and parents evaluate new video games for the holiday season. Four students enrolled in the first-year seminar "Video Games: Research and Theory" created the blog, which mixes their reviews with tips for parents and insights gained from academic...

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2009-06-18 07:40:00

Some video games can make children kinder and more likely to help "” not hurt "” other people. That's the conclusion of new research published in the current (June 2009) issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a top-tier, peer-reviewed academic journal. The article presents the findings of three separate studies, conducted in different countries with different age groups, and using different scientific approaches. All the studies find that playing games with prosocial...


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