Entries in 'violent games' (16)

Mario Party 9 and Animal Crossing named in Guardian's violent games Axis of Evil

Mario Party 9 and Animal Crossing named in Guardian's violent games Axis of Evil

Call of Duty, Halo 4, Far Cry, Borderlands – all violent games, yes, but the real damage is being done by those that conceal their violence behind a duplicitous family-friendly ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2013 at 11:04AM in News
Stephen King defends violent games

Stephen King defends violent games

Stephen King, author of horror classics such as The Shining and Carrie, has come out in strong defence of violent video games.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 7th 2008 at 11:20AM 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
HAVE YOUR SAY: BBFC ratings for all games – a good idea?

HAVE YOUR SAY: BBFC ratings for all games – a good idea?

If MCV and The Guardian’s predictions are correct, then there will soon be universal BBFC ‘cinema-style’ ratings for all game releases.

by Tim Ingham
on Feb 11th 2008 at 10:21AM in News

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Brown links games to knife crime

Brown links games to knife crime

Gordon Brown has once again aired his concerns over violent video games as he launched a crackdown on knife crime, reports The Sun.

by Neil Long
on Jan 14th 2008 at 11:09AM in News
New inquiry into games violence revealed

New inquiry into games violence revealed

A Government investigation has been launched this morning that will focus on the potential risks from harmful material on the internet and in video games.

by Neil Long
on Dec 6th 2007 at 10:24AM in News
Poll claims US parents want government games regulation

Poll claims US parents want government games regulation

A study released by US PR firm Hill & Knowlton has claimed that 60 per cent of consumers think that the US government should have direct control of the regulations ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 6th 2007 at 10:20AM in News
75 per cent of European parents worried about violent games

75 per cent of European parents worried about violent games

A survey conducted on behalf of Microsoft has claimed that over 75 per cent of parents in the UK, France, Italy and Germany are concerned about the content of games ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2007 at 12:58PM in News

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Study links games to violence

Study links games to violence

A recent study by Professor Rowell Huesmann of the University of Michigan has claimed that viewers of violent TV and video games are more susceptible to increased aggression, according to ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2007 at 9:56AM in News
Senator warns of ‘killing-machine’ games

Senator warns of ‘killing-machine’ games

One of the most vocal critics of video games in North America, Senator Leland Yee, has issued a stark warning to parents concerning the purchasing of adult-themed games in the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2007 at 12:34PM in News
Tanya Byron to speak at ELSPA forum

Tanya Byron to speak at ELSPA forum

TV psychologist Dr Tanya Byron, author of the government’s recently announced Byron Report which will examine the availability of violent video games, is set to speak at the upcoming ELSPA ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 17th 2007 at 12:00PM in News
Full details of Government games review unveiled

Full details of Government games review unveiled

The UK Government has launched its official ‘call for evidence’ over the risks to young people from violent video games – and is asking you to help the inquiry.

As ...

by Tim Ingham
on Oct 9th 2007 at 5:07PM in News

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Riccitiello tells TV industry: ‘You’re just as violent as games’

Riccitiello tells TV industry: ‘You’re just as violent as games’

Chief executive of Electronic Arts John Riccitiello has told some of the most powerful luminaries in television that games are no more violent a media than TV programmes.

Speaking in ...
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 14th 2007 at 3:07PM in News
TV psychologist to head Government games inquiry

TV psychologist to head Government games inquiry

A television psychologist best known for her work on BBC TV’s The House Of Tiny Tearaways is to spearhead the Government’s review of the availability of violent video games.

Dr. ...
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 7th 2007 at 10:49AM in News
We won’t censor games, promises PM

We won’t censor games, promises PM

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has given fresh details of his proposal to review the impact of entertainment media on UK children – and ruled out any plan to further censor ...

by Tim Ingham
on Sep 5th 2007 at 3:58PM in News
Gordon Brown hits out at violent games

Gordon Brown hits out at violent games

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has jumped two-footed into the debate on violent video games – promising to review new rules for the advertising and sale of software to children.

According ...

by Tim Ingham
on Sep 4th 2007 at 6:29PM in News