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Ryan and Cage defend violent Last of Us 2 and Detroit trailers

A fierce debate has been raging since Sony decided to portray two of its biggest upcoming titles with scenes of violence towards women. The trailers for both The Last of Us 2 and Detroit shown at Sony’s Paris Games Week showcase earlier this week depicted scenes that have upset some …

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YouTube outlines monetisation restrictions on violent content

Videos that show montages of gratuitous violence” face an advertising block on YouTube. Creators of content focusing on titles such as Call of Duty recently claimed to have suffered huge revenue dips, and a lack of transparency from Google – which is in the midst of an advertiser crisis – …

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Apple asking devs to remove guns from App Store imagery

Apple is rejecting games and updates that show images of guns or violence in their screenshots or app icons. Numerous developers have toldPocket Gamerthat they have had to resubmit images or change their game icons to remove weaponry. Apple’s own guidelines already state that apps with app icons, screenshots, and …

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Sarkeesian was right to call out Saints Row, dev says

Volition’s creative director Steve Jaros has said that Anita Sarkeesian was right to criticise the Saints Row games in her latest video. A video released last week examined the link between violence and sexualised female imagery in a host of games including Saints Row. Jaros linked to the video on …

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Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers director Joss Whedon has publicly backed Anita Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs Women documentary. Watch the @femfreq #TropesvsWomen vids,” he tweeted. Even if u think u get it, the sheer tonnage makes misogyny seem newly appalling.” The video, entitled ‘Women as Background Decoration’, …

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Immorality in games could INCREASE morality in real-life

Many a Daily Mail headline would have you believe that violent games create violent people, but one new study suggests the opposite might be true. As reported by Polygon, a new research paper entitled ‘Being Bad in a Video Game Can Make Us More Morally Sensitive’ actually concludes that the …

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Five trends from E3 2014 we’d like to see die

E3 2014 lacked the drama of the year before. And, let’s be honest, we expected pretty much every ‘surprise’ announcement. Yet overall it was a good show. There were well over 250 products on display, and Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo can all feel happy as they head home from Los …

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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. 61-year-old Spanish teacher Ann Maguire was yesterday killed in front of pupils yesterday by a still unnamed 15 year old male student. Police trawling social media accounts of schoolboy, 15, accused of …

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