Entries in 'violence' (73)

Death threats in Aussie R18+ debate

Death threats in Aussie R18+ debate

With the Australian government having finally opened up the debate on violent games, and in turn paved the way for a possible R18+ rating to be introduced, South Australian attorney ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2010 at 4:11PM in News
Chavez slams ‘poison’ PlayStation games

Chavez slams ‘poison’ PlayStation games

In perhaps the most directed and precise attack on video games to date, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has not only slated violent games but also accused them of being a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2010 at 3:51PM in News
Ministers debate game violence

Ministers debate game violence

Video games violence and the economic worth of the UK games industry took centre stage at a heated debate in the House of Commons this afternoon, as Labour MP Tom ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2009 at 4:42PM in News
INTERVIEW: Charlie Brooker

INTERVIEW: Charlie Brooker

Having taken video games TV to a previously unexplored level with his post-watershed BBC Four one-off Gameswipe, Ben Parfitt sat down for a frank and exclusive interview with the man ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2009 at 3:17PM in News

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INTERVIEW: Charlie Brooker

INTERVIEW: Charlie Brooker

Having taken video games TV to a previously unexplored level with his post-watershed BBC Four one-off Gameswipe, MCV recently caught up with Charlie Brooker for a frank and exclusive interview.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2009 at 4:13PM in News
INTERVIEW: Charlie Brooker

INTERVIEW: Charlie Brooker

Having taken video games TV to a previously unexplored level with his post-watershed BBC Four one-off Gameswipe, MCV recently caught up with Charlie Brooker for a frank and exclusive interview.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2009 at 11:52AM in News
Buddhist leader plays PlayStation

Buddhist leader plays PlayStation

Of all the supporters of violent video games, global Buddhist leader Karmapa Lama Trinley Dorje is perhaps one of the least likely.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2009 at 11:17AM in News
AUSTRALIA: Left 4 Dead 2 banned

AUSTRALIA: Left 4 Dead 2 banned

Left 4 Dead 2 has been refused classification in Australia, banning it from release.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 17th 2009 at 12:25PM in News

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Easy on the violence, publishers warned

Easy on the violence, publishers warned

Publishers need to consider the ‘wider context’ of ads for violent games if they don’t want to see them banned from TV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2009 at 11:46AM in News
NZ: Jail term for parents who allow kids to play violent games

NZ: Jail term for parents who allow kids to play violent games

A leading New Zealand official has said that parents who allow their kids access to mature games should face prosecution – and possibly a spell in jail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2009 at 10:46AM in News
Vaz cites game violence at PMQs

Vaz cites game violence at PMQs

MP Keith Vaz, an outspoken critic of mature video games, has once again raised the issue in parliament, pressing deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman in yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2009 at 11:38AM in News
Parents group offers balanced view on GTAIV

Parents group offers balanced view on GTAIV

In a pleasingly balanced appraisal of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV expansion The Lost and the Damned, US parenting group Common Sense Media has highlighted the DLC as certainly not ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2009 at 1:23PM in News

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Daily Mail back on the game-bashing train

Daily Mail back on the game-bashing train

The Daily Mail is targeting the games industry yet again this morning as the UK newspaper reports on a new study that claims video games, the internet and TV are ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2009 at 10:44AM in News
Cage: Games violence no worse than TV

Cage: Games violence no worse than TV

Quantic Dreams founder and CEO David Cage has spoken out again criticisms of mature content in video games, claiming their effect is no different to that of TV, films or ...
James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 7th 2009 at 12:03PM in News
US: Evangelists draw up Xmas games buying guide

US: Evangelists draw up Xmas games buying guide

Self titled ‘conservative Christian’ Florida-based investment firm The Timothy Plan has published a Christmas shopping guide for parents that is designed to alert them to potentially offensive content in many ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2008 at 11:49AM in News
Anne Diamond returns to games industry

Anne Diamond returns to games industry

Just six months ago TV presenter and Daily Mail columnist Anne Diamond was at the forefront of the anti-games movement – but now the former TVAM star has agreed to ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2008 at 3:13PM in News

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Bethesda: Global censorship variations frustrating

Bethesda: Global censorship variations frustrating

The product manager for Fallout 3 developer Bethesda Pete Hines has said that different sensitivities in different global regions are a source of frustration for the firm, CVG reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2008 at 3:37PM in News
Noel Gallagher blames games for street violence

Noel Gallagher blames games for street violence

While picking up an award at the O2 Silver Clef music awards last week, Oasis singer, writer and guitarist Noel Gallagher voiced his thoughts on street violence, claiming video games ...
by Jonathon Harker
on Jul 7th 2008 at 10:51AM 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
ELSPA welcomes new games investigation

ELSPA welcomes new games investigation

ELSPA has responded to the new DCMS Select Committee review into the potential effects of harmful content, adding that it takes adult content ‘very seriously’

by Neil Long
on Dec 6th 2007 at 11:07AM in News
ASA launches violent ad investigation

ASA launches violent ad investigation

Following the launch of a Government investigation into protecting children from violent video games and adult internet sites, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has initiated its own report looking at ...
by Andrew Wooden
on Oct 31st 2007 at 11:32AM in News
America ups violent games legislation

America ups violent games legislation

The movement against violent video games has received a further boost in the US with the news that the New York Senate has passed a bill that aims to curb ...
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2007 at 12:30PM in News
BBFC to rethink age guidelines

BBFC to rethink age guidelines

The British Board Of Film Classification is set to alter its system of deciding on age ratings after new extensive research into video games showed that interactivity could actually limit ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 20th 2007 at 4:30PM in News