Entries in 'violence' (73)

Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

A US tax reform bill from the House Ways and Means Committee has suggested increasing the tax burden for games developers making violent games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 11:30AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V voice actors defend title against game violence critics

Grand Theft Auto V voice actors defend title against game violence critics

The three stars behind GTA V protagonists Franklin, Michael and Trevor have justified the violence in Rockstar’s hugely successful game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2013 at 12:58PM in News
61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

A YouGov poll has revealed that the majority of Britons believe that video games violence can be a catalyst for real-world violence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2013 at 4:00PM in News
Today's Mirror headline: "Driven To Kill By Call of Duty?"

Today's Mirror headline: "Driven To Kill By Call of Duty?"

One day after the release of Grand Theft Auto V, the UK’s national press has seemingly resumed its attack on gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2013 at 9:47AM in News

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"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

Y’know, there’s a reason why there’s a big red 18 on the front of the box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2013 at 3:55PM in News
Saints Row 4 banned in Australia

Saints Row 4 banned in Australia

Deep Silver’s Saints Row 4 has become the first game to be banned in Australia since the introduction of new classification guidelines.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2013 at 10:28AM in News
Manhunt releasing digitally on PSN next week

Manhunt releasing digitally on PSN next week

One of the most controversial video games ever made is to re-enter the UK market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2013 at 3:27PM in News
BioShock Infinite team tried to cut Elizabeth from game "many times"

BioShock Infinite team tried to cut Elizabeth from game "many times"

She’s become the iconic face of Irrational Games’ upcoming BioShock Infinite, but the Elizabeth character was almost cut out of the game on more than one occasion.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2013 at 11:26AM in News

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Ubisoft cuts torture scene from Splinter Cell Blacklist

Ubisoft cuts torture scene from Splinter Cell Blacklist

Some of Splinter Cell Blacklist’s violent content previously demoed to journalists has been cut from the final release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2013 at 10:44AM in News
Riccitiello: Games and violence aren't linked, but the perception they are is damaging

Riccitiello: Games and violence aren't linked, but the perception they are is damaging

EA CEO John Riccitiello has said that the games industry must work harder to challenge the belief that video games and gun violence share a link.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2013 at 10:16AM in News
Disney to access its game content for unacceptable violence

Disney to access its game content for unacceptable violence

Lawmakers and pundits across the nation are jumping on the anti-game violence bandwagon, and Disney's CEO plans to keep his company out of increasingly turbulent waters.

by Seth Tipps
on Jan 28th 2013 at 2:07PM in News
Congress reignites attempts to make ESRB rating legal in US

Congress reignites attempts to make ESRB rating legal in US

A bill has been introduced to congress that would make ESRB ratings mandatory for video games.

by Seth Tipps
on Jan 18th 2013 at 8:49AM in News

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President Obama orders research into links between video games and violence

President Obama orders research into links between video games and violence

Video games have again become central to America’s heated debate on gun ownership that erupted in the aftermath of December’s Newtown school shootings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2013 at 11:03AM in News
Connecticut town paying residents to destroy violent video games

Connecticut town paying residents to destroy violent video games

The tragedy of the Newtown school shooting is at risk of claiming another undeserved victim – video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2013 at 9:22AM in News
Russia ponders violent games clampdown after Moscow shooting

Russia ponders violent games clampdown after Moscow shooting

Violent games could be facing a potential clampdown in Russia after authorities linked them to a recent shooting.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2012 at 1:15PM in News
Undercover journalist reveals misery of Chinese iPhone 5 workers

Undercover journalist reveals misery of Chinese iPhone 5 workers

A Chinese journalist has shone on a light on the working conditions that prompted a riot at the Foxconn factory assembling the iPhone 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2012 at 10:09AM in News

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Spector "trying to shame Carmack and Sweeney" into violence climb-down

Spector "trying to shame Carmack and Sweeney" into violence climb-down

Is it a sign of a maturing games industry that questions are increasingly being asked about violence and sexism in games?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 16th 2012 at 1:44PM in News
Violence against women controversy has altered God of War development

Violence against women controversy has altered God of War development

It’s been one of the hottest subjects in games media in recent weeks, and now the direct consequences of the violence against women debate are being felt.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2012 at 1:36PM in News
Walking Dead game shuffles past Australia

Walking Dead game shuffles past Australia

The upcoming game based on TV IP The Walking Dead will not be released in Australia or New Zealand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2012 at 3:56PM in News
OPINION: Teachers blame games for child violence

OPINION: Teachers blame games for child violence

UK teachers have lashed out at the easy access to violent video games, blaming the phenomenon for a rise of violent and inappropriate behaviour in schools.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2012 at 8:43AM in News
GAME stores facing abusive behaviour risk

GAME stores facing abusive behaviour risk

Following reports of sporadic violence at some GAME stores, one outlet has taken the move of posting a warning to its customers at the door.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2012 at 11:37AM in News
Selective Vaz attacks games AGAIN

Selective Vaz attacks games AGAIN

Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East, has once gain used his position of power to launch an unwarranted attack on the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2011 at 9:18AM in News
The father of video games thinks modern gaming is "a disgrace"

The father of video games thinks modern gaming is "a disgrace"

The man who is credited with fathering the modern video games industry has delivered a damning verdict of the modern games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2011 at 10:53AM in News
Noel Gallagher blames games for UK riots

Noel Gallagher blames games for UK riots

The London Evening Standard may have seen fit to revoke claims that gaming was a partial cause for last week’s UK riots, but the same can’t be said for Noel ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2011 at 12:35PM in News
FIFA makes users 'more aggressive' than COD

FIFA makes users 'more aggressive' than COD

Call of Duty, Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto – these are the familiar names of killer games sewing their evil seeds in the minds of children across the nation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2011 at 1:13PM in News