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Mario Party 9 and Animal Crossing named in Guardian’s violent games Axis of Evil

Call of Duty, Halo 4, Far Cry, Borderlands – all violent games, yes, but the real damage is being done by those that conceal their violence behind a duplicitous family-friendly wrapping. Yesterday The Guardian published a feature entitled ‘Violence and guns in best-selling video games‘ that, to be fair to …

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Stephen King defends violent games

Stephen King, author of horror classics such as The Shining and Carrie, has come out in strong defence of violent video games. In an editorial opinion for Entertainment Weekly, in which King admits that he’s not a gamer, the novelist forthrightly attacks HB 1423 – a bill pending approval in …

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Violence in games good for you, discovers report

A study by Middlesex University has found that gamers that indulge in violence in MMO titles like World Of Warcraft [pictured] are more likely to feel relaxed and less angry after they have played. Jane Barnett and her colleagues will present their results presented at the British Psychological Society’s Annual …

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HAVE YOUR SAY: BBFC ratings for all games a good idea?

If MCV and The Guardian’s predictions are correct, then there will soon be universal BBFC ‘cinema-style’ ratings for all game releases. Do you think this is a good thing? Will it lead to less blame for the industry and a clearer classification system? Or will it be a time-consuming, needless …

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Brown links games to knife crime

Gordon Brown has once again aired his concerns over violent video games as he launched a crackdown on knife crime, reports The Sun . He told the tabloid: I am very worried about video and computer games. No one wants censorship or an interfering State. But the industry has some …

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New inquiry into games violence revealed

A Government investigation has been launched this morning that will focus on the potential risks from harmful material on the internet and in video games. It will focus on several key areas including cyber bulllying, user generated content that glorifies gang violence, social networking sites, pornography and content that incites …

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Poll claims US parents want government games regulation

A study released by US PR firm Hill & Knowlton has claimed that 60 per cent of consumers think that the US government should have direct control of the regulations concerning the sale of mature or violent games, Next-Gen reports. The report also claims that 51 per cent of those …

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75 per cent of European parents worried about violent games

A survey conducted on behalf of Microsoft has claimed that over 75 per cent of parents in the UK, France, Italy and Germany are concerned about the content of games played by their children, the BBC reports. Half of the parents surveyed also believe that gaming should be kept to …

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