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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 Gallagher. The former Oasis star and now solo performer has told NME that violent games and TV are the main …

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FIFA makes users ‘more aggressive’ than COD

Call of Duty, Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto – these are the familiar names of killer games sewing their evil seeds in the minds of children across the nation. But little did we know that a far more dangerous threat has been lurking on our kids’ shelves for years in the …

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Dara O’Briain’s love for gaming

Jonathan Ross, Simon Pegg, Iain Lee, Chris Moyles, Snoop Dogg – the list of celebrities who openly express their love for gaming is consistently growing. But aside from Charlie "the games journo who done good" Brooker we’ve for years been desperately short of respected TV faces with the capacity and …

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OPINION: That Dead Island trailer

I want to start by saying something right from the off – I hate moral campaigners. I hate political correctness, I hate tabloid outrages, I hate the idea of game censorship. I was watching films like Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street when I was (don’t hate my …

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Adult games given Middle East lifeline

Violent and adult-themed games have been thrown a lifeline in the potentially lucrative Middle Eastern market after a new alliance was formed that hopes to take on the task of editing titles to suit local sensibilities. English language Abu Dhabi news portal The National reports that media firm Rubicon Group …

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AUS: Hope grows for R18+

There has been further positive noises regarding the possibility of the introduction of a new R18+ rating for video games in Australia. Currently the highest certificate available for video games released in the country is M15. Any games including content deemed unsuitable for those aged 15 or under cannot be …

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Journalist defends GTA: Raoul Moat story

The Daily Star journalist who penned yesterday’s story claiming that a Grand Theft Auto game based around the recent Rothbury shootings is in the works has stated that he’s surprised by the reaction to the piece. Furthermore, speaking on his Facebook page Lawton chose to make a further dig at …

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Daily Star reveals GTA: Rothbury

In what could possibly be the most outrageous piece of video games reporting in a national UK paper, The Daily Star has today expressed its fury” at news that a Raoul Moat version of Grand Theft Auto is in production. Apparently gaming websites” (though obviously not the ones we read) …

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Violence impact minimal

Violent video games are almost completely harmless to young people with any negative effects likely to only impact those with pre-existing mental instability. That was one of the findings from a new research report, published in the Review of General Psychology from the American Psychological Association. "Violent video games are …

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US: ESA to fight violent games bill

The Entertainment Software Association has vowed to fight Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed legislation that would illegalise the sale of violent games to minors in the US. Though it might seem strange to UK readers, it is currently not illegal to sell mature games to kids in the US. Previous attempts to …

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