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Posts tagged “gaming violence”

Trump’s White House video games meeting has a very concerning list of invitees

The list of invitees to US president Donald Trump's White House video games meeting today has been released. And it's a sorry sight, including names from notorious right-wing censorship advocacy groups, and not a single qualified expert on the topic.

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Study Shows No Harmful Impact From Gaming On Children

A paper published this year (pdf) by the University Of Glasgow (and only just spotted by us and everyone else) looked at whether playing videogames at 5 years old brought about any behavioural changes by the time the subjects were 7. And found there none. In fact, it found that while they could measure an extremely small difference when it came to more time spent…

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Feature: A Desire For Truth

The Lies That Bind Us: The Mainstream Media And Gaming

In the wake of the terrible shootings in Washington on Monday, today's Mirror front page looks like this. Call Of Duty blamed. And the paper is certainly not alone. Meanwhile, a couple of weeks ago we were hearing how gaming improves multitasking skills, keeping our "brains younger". Except last week we were told that multitasking is bad for us, and "computers weaken our brain". However…

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Obama Announces New Research Into Games & Violence

At a press conference on dealing with gun control in America, President Obama has announced that he wishes there to be further research into any possible relationship between gaming and real-world violence. As Venture Beat reports, he has asked the Center For Disease Control (CDC) to study the causes of violent behaviour, including movies, TV, and of course gaming.

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Bulletstormgate: Analysing The “Evidence”

I think this shall likely be the last mention of the Fox News/Bulletstorm debacle. But it's a pretty special one. If you followed the story you'll know that the inestimable journalists at Fox News saw fit to run a story in which they carried claims that playing Bulletstorm would cause people to rape. Through investigating the story further we discovered that some had been misrepresented,…

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Churnalism: Fox News’ Selective Quoting

While digging into the remarkable story on FoxNews.com, in which it was claimed that games like Bulletstorm cause rape, I got in touch with each of the contributors quoted in the article. Neither of the two doctors have yet got back in touch, but Billy Pidgeon of M2 Research responded with a detailed explanation of what he'd really said to the news outlet. And would…

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