Entries in 'violence in games' (12)

"It's time to stop pointing fingers at games"

"It's time to stop pointing fingers at games"

Games industry representative and trade body UKIE has hit back at The Mirror's headline blaming Call of Duty for a US Navy base massacre.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 18th 2013 at 2:02PM in News
US Senator: Video games a bigger problem than guns

US Senator: Video games a bigger problem than guns

In a demonstration of both ignorance and apparent loyalty, US Senator Lamar Alexander has spoken out against video games – calling them “a bigger problem than guns”, because they “affect ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 31st 2013 at 7:00AM in News
NRA launches Practice Range educational game on iOS

NRA launches Practice Range educational game on iOS

A National Rifle Association-licensed educational game has been made available on Apple's App Store.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 15th 2013 at 3:55AM in News
NRA exec points finger at video games for 'selling violence'

NRA exec points finger at video games for 'selling violence'

The National Rifle Association has looked to pile some of the blame for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on violent video games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 26th 2012 at 7:28AM in News

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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

This week, EB Games passes 1 million reward scheme members, BigWorld gets purchased and a Police Commissioner blames games for violence.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 10th 2012 at 7:02AM in News
Church of England calls for strict games regulation

Church of England calls for strict games regulation

An unfortunate muddle of fear and disgust towards violent game content was expressed by the Anglican church last night – with its legislative body calling for strict regulation of games.

by Rob Crossley
on Feb 12th 2010 at 1:37PM in News
Violence in games good for you, discovers report

Violence in games good for you, discovers report

A study by Middlesex University has found that gamers that indulge in violence in MMO titles like World Of Warcraft [pictured] are more likely to feel relaxed and less angry ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 2nd 2008 at 11:20AM in News
Gamers to see SAW in 2009

Gamers to see SAW in 2009

Attention gore fans: Brash Entertainment has announced it has acquired the rights to a game based on grisly horror movie series SAW.

by Tim Ingham
on Jan 30th 2008 at 5:46PM in News

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ELSPA responds to PM’s ‘concerns’ over games

ELSPA responds to PM’s ‘concerns’ over games

Following’s Gordon Brown’s comments to The Sun this week, ELSPA has been in dialogue with the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform – and has been told that despite ...
by Neil Long
on Jan 15th 2008 at 3:06PM in News
INTERVIEW: Dr Tanya Byron

INTERVIEW: Dr Tanya Byron

Dr. Tanya Byron, the author of the Government’s Review of violence in video games, has told MCV that the current system for rating games poses problems to both the industry ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2007 at 12:12PM in News
Violence in Games SPECIAL: Interview with the BBFC

Violence in Games SPECIAL: Interview with the BBFC

BBFC senior examiner Gianni Zamo has told MCV that rating a game can be harder than rating an equally violent film, and that the process it follows is to be ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2007 at 3:05PM in News
Violence in Games SPECIAL REPORT

Violence in Games SPECIAL REPORT

Whether it’s the banning of Rockstar’s Manhunt 2, the requested editing of Codemasters’ Clive Barker’s Jericho, the hot coffee scandal that recently enveloped Grand Theft Auto or the recently announced ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2007 at 1:22PM in News