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"Playing violent video games may have an effect - but it can't be the scapegoat"

"Playing violent video games may have an effect - but it can't be the scapegoat"

Last month, The Mirror ran a report blaming Call of Duty for a massacre at a Washington Navy base. Professor Mark Griffiths, the director of the International Gaming Research Unit ...

on Oct 4th 2013 at 2:54PM in News
Scottish Police chief blames violent games for teenage stabbing

Scottish Police chief blames violent games for teenage stabbing

A knife attack in Clydebank has been blamed on the offender’s access to violent video games.

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by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2013 at 2:28PM in News
US authorities look to ban violent games that don't exist

US authorities look to ban violent games that don't exist

Massachusetts assemblywoman Linda Stender wants to introduce legislation to ban mature-rated arcade games.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2013 at 2:16PM 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.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2012 at 1:15PM in News

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We've done our job - now it's time for parents to do theirs

We've done our job - now it's time for parents to do theirs

PEGI age ratings have been law in the UK for a whole week now. But the battle is only just beginning.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2012 at 2:38PM in News
Police commissioner blames games for knife crime

Police commissioner blames games for knife crime

Violent video games are directly to blame for an increasing acceptance of violence in everyday society, an Australian police commissioner has claimed.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2012 at 9:15AM in News
Vaz tables FIFTH violent games EDM

Vaz tables FIFTH violent games EDM

Labour MP and long-term opponent of the games industry Keith Vaz has tabled his FIFTH early day motion about violent video games.

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by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2012 at 2:59PM 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.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2012 at 8:43AM in News

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If at first Keith Vaz doesn't succeed he tries, tries and tries again

If at first Keith Vaz doesn't succeed he tries, tries and tries again

Active anti-games campaigner and Labour MP Keith Vaz has raised his fourth early day motion aimed at quelling the effect of violent games, this time targeting Activision’s Modern Warfare 3.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2011 at 10:18AM 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 ...

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by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2011 at 12:35PM in News
Games industry wins US court battle

Games industry wins US court battle

The American video games industry has today emerged victorious in its six-year battle with Californian authorities.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2011 at 4:47PM in News
Vaz tables third gaming Early Day Motion

Vaz tables third gaming Early Day Motion

Third time lucky. That must be the thinking behind Labour MP Keith Vaz's posting of a third games-related Early Day Motion in ten months.

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by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2011 at 11:39AM in News

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US: Concern builds over new game laws

US: Concern builds over new game laws

Major publisher figureheads such as EA’s John Riccitiello, Sony’s Jack Tretton, Take Two’s Strauss Zelnick and Dinsey Interactive’ Graham Hopper have expressed their concern that the potential introduction of new ...

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by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2010 at 4:27PM in News
Germany rejects violent games ban

Germany rejects violent games ban

Having revealed last year that it was to consider illegalising the sale of violent video games, the German government has confirmed that it is to abandon the plans.

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by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2010 at 12:03PM in News
MP links knife crime to gaming

MP links knife crime to gaming

The last 12 months has seen the games industry make great strides in its efforts to fortify bonds with Government, but it seems that some old prejudices remain.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2010 at 4:31PM in News
Tarantino “not interested” in games

Tarantino “not interested” in games

Though his gory, explicit and thoughtful directing style would produce some fascinating results in the gaming space, it looks as if Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds director Quentin Tarantino is ...

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by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2010 at 11:25AM in News

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AUS: Atkinson replacement supports R18+

AUS: Atkinson replacement supports R18+

The man who will be filling the shoes of the outgoing South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson is said to be in favour of the introduction of an R18+ age rating ...

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by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2010 at 4:59PM in News
Will failed core Wii games be heading to Move?

Will failed core Wii games be heading to Move?

Move is the answer to a question the rest of the industry didn’t want to ask with Nintendo wearing the crown: What's out there for non-Nintendo developers who want Wii ...

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by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2010 at 10:41AM in News
AUS: Atkinson steps down

AUS: Atkinson steps down

The man who many see as the main barrier to Australia’s introduction of a R18+ ratings certificate, Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, is to leave Parliamant in 2014.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2010 at 9:50AM in News
Titchmarsh tackles game violence

Titchmarsh tackles game violence

Former MCV associate editor and current CVG editor Tim Ingham has this afternoon taken on the tough task of defending video game violence on ITV’s late afternoon spot The Alan ...

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by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2010 at 5:42PM in News
Switzerland passes violent games ban

Switzerland passes violent games ban

Just a month after the proposals were first outlined in full, the Swiss National Council has now officially passed a law that will ultimately lead to the complete ban ...

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by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2010 at 1:11PM in News
Grow Up Australia wins widespread support

Grow Up Australia wins widespread support

The deadline for submissions in the ongoing debate around mature and violent video games in Australia is this Sunday – and campaign group Grow Up Australia says it already has ...

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by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 11:36AM in News
Switzerland pursues violent games ban

Switzerland pursues violent games ban

With violent games currently causing a stir in Australia, closer to home it has emerged that Switzerland is now considering banning violent video games outright in the territory.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2010 at 4:23PM in News
AUS: Widespread support for R18+

AUS: Widespread support for R18+

The pressure is mounting on Australian authorities to introduce legislation to legalise the sale of adult-rated video games, with both retailers and consumers throwing their support behind the initiative.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2010 at 11:56AM in News
EB gets behind Aussie R18+ campaign

EB gets behind Aussie R18+ campaign

Global retailer EB Games is to throw its weight behind the drive to legalise violent games in Australia by promoting awareness of the campaign in its many stores across the ...

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by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2010 at 12:14PM in News