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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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Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

A US tax reform bill from the House Ways and Means Committee has suggested increasing the tax burden for games developers making violent games. Washington Examiner reports that while the bill advocates an improved, permanent R&D tax credit, finally giving American manufacturers the certainty they need to compete against their …

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Grand Theft Auto V voice actors defend title against game violence critics

The three stars behind GTA V protagonists Franklin, Michael and Trevor have justified the violence in Rockstar’s hugely successful game. Grand Theft Auto V is an 18-rated game, for good reason. And if that isn’t sufficient to keep it from the hands of kids then fingers should be pointed at …

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61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

A YouGov poll has revealed that the majority of Britons believe that video games violence can be a catalyst for real-world violence. When asked if they agreed or disagreed with the statement ‘video games can be a cause of real-world violence and aggression’ 61 per cent of those who responded …

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Today’s Mirror headline: "Driven To Kill By Call of Duty?"

One day after the release of Grand Theft Auto V, the UK’s national press has seemingly resumed its attack on gaming. Surprisingly, GTA V is not the target – instead, today’s edition of the Daily Mirror targets Activision’s Call of Duty. Driven to kill by Call of Duty” is the …

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"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

Y’know, there’s a reason why there’s a big red 18 on the front of the box. A new survey has found that over a quarter – 27 per cent, in fact – of British mothers would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V despite its overtly adult content. Interesting, …

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Saints Row 4 banned in Australia

Deep Silver’s Saints Row 4 has become the first game to be banned in Australia since the introduction of new classification guidelines. In January the Australian government overhauled its rating system, introducing a new R18+ tier for the first time that was supposed to allow mature games a route to …

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Manhunt releasing digitally on PSN next week

One of the most controversial video games ever made is to re-enter the UK market. Rockstar has confirmed that PS2 title Manhunt will be released on PSN next week on Wednesday May 14th. It will cost 7.99 and be found in the PS2 section of the store. Also releasing on …

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