Entries in 'video game violence' (8)

Google Play blocks Postal port due to 'gratuitous violence'

Google Play blocks Postal port due to 'gratuitous violence'

Running With Scissors has taken umbrage with Google Play’s rejection of a mobile version of Postal, the 1997 title based on mass murders.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 10th 2015 at 11:26AM in News
Parents of underage kids who play 18-rated games could be reported to police

Parents of underage kids who play 18-rated games could be reported to police

Headteachers from a group of schools in Cheshire have issued a warning to parents who allow their children to play violent 18-rated video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2015 at 9:04AM in News
Turkey wants to ban Minecraft after government investigation decides it IS too violent

Turkey wants to ban Minecraft after government investigation decides it IS too violent

Minecraft could actually be banned in Turkey after a government investigation concluded that the game is excessively violent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2015 at 3:56PM in News
Target pulls GTA V from sale due to its 'depictions of violence against women'

Target pulls GTA V from sale due to its 'depictions of violence against women'

Australian retailer Target has pulled Grand Theft Auto V from its shelves due to what it says are concerns “about the game's depictions of violence against women”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 12:09PM in News

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Study dismisses link between video game and real world violence

Study dismisses link between video game and real world violence

Two studies from Stetson University researcher Christopher Ferguson have downplayed any perceived link between video game and movie violence and real-world violence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2014 at 1:42PM in News
Hatred creator defends game's 'honest' approach

Hatred creator defends game's 'honest' approach

The creator of controversial title Hatred has said that the only thing that differentiates his game from existing titles is the honesty of its approach.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2014 at 11:32AM in News
Epic requests Unreal Engine logo removal from Hatred trailer

Epic requests Unreal Engine logo removal from Hatred trailer

A trailer for a new ultra-violent video game has sent the moral compass of the game industry into a spin – and gained plenty of attention for developer Destructive Creations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 17th 2014 at 11:46AM in News
THE DAILY MAIL FILES: Paper links Leeds teacher stabbing to Dark Souls

THE DAILY MAIL FILES: Paper links Leeds teacher stabbing to Dark Souls

UK paper The Daily Mail has inevitably linked the tragic stabbing of a Leeds schoolteacher to video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2014 at 1:14PM in News