Please Stop Comparing Real Life To Video Games

"It’s a bizarre, surreal case of a young man almost acting like a real-life action video game," said a judge in England earlier this week, regarding a 15-year-old boy involved in a bank robbery. Or maybe he was acting like a bank robber. There should really be rules for comparing real-life events to video games. » 9/26/13 12:30pm 9/26/13 12:30pm

Introducing The Nintendo 2DEES... That IS a Mistake This Time

Watching this clip of ABC News reporting on the 2DS, I am honestly surprised that I've never heard someone mistakenly refer to the 3DS as 'three-dees.' Sure, it's wrong, but I can kind of see why someone would mispronounce it that way! Same goes for the 2DS. » 8/29/13 6:00pm 8/29/13 6:00pm

Watch This Dad Awkwardly Ask For Video Game Advice on TV

It’s tough to be the father of a gamer when you aren’t a gamer yourself. Sometimes it’s best to just ask people in the know — especially on live TV. » 8/29/13 4:00pm 8/29/13 4:00pm

Cable News Discovers You Can Run Over People In GTA, Is Horrified

Look — we all know that the best experiments are conducted on daytime television by people without medical degrees. That's why this TV segment is so special. » 8/27/13 5:30pm 8/27/13 5:30pm

Here's the First Dumbass Thing the Mainstream Media Said About Grand…

Ten years ago today, Grand Theft Auto III released for the PlayStation 2. It became, in the words of Time "a national obsession." In the mainstream media, it has since served as the No. 1 scapegoat for the corruption of youth through violent video games. » 10/22/11 7:00pm 10/22/11 7:00pm

Man Jailed For Life Over Murder Of Xbox-Interrupting Child

Gary Alcock was playing video games in his girlfriend's flat in Oldham, England in January when the woman's 15-month-old daughter interrupted him with her crying. His reaction was swift, brutal, and ultimately deadly. » 11/19/10 11:20am 11/19/10 11:20am

Here We Go Again: 7-Year-Old Drives Car; GTA Blamed

In Utah last Sunday, young Preston Scarborough took the family sedan for a spin. Instant media sensation, of course. A Fox News anchor was bold enough to ask did teh Grand Theft Auto do it? » 8/01/09 4:00pm 8/01/09 4:00pm

Criminal Lies About GTA; D.C. Radio Station Spreads It

You know how in Grand Theft Auto you can drive around swatting pedestrians with an open car door? Yes? No? Doesn't matter, a teen headed to jail for doing that blamed it on the game. » 7/24/09 11:20pm 7/24/09 11:20pm

Philly Inquirer: MW2's Night Vision an "Invitation to Mischief"?

The Inky's video games blogger professes his love of "fake realism" but thinks the NVGs being offered with Modern Warfare 2's "Prestige Edition" are akin to "giving away a free race car with Gran Turismo." » 7/17/09 10:40pm 7/17/09 10:40pm

Wrestling Video Game Blamed For Child's Parachuting Death

Friends of 9-year-old Damori Miles of Brooklyn, New York, claim the boy was imitating moves from WWE SmackDown vs Raw when he jumped off of his apartment rooftop to his death wearing a makeshift parachute. » 4/16/09 10:40am 4/16/09 10:40am

Mainstream Media: Animal Crossing Mayor Could Be A Sexual Predator

The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force is warning parents that Animal Crossing could be a haven for sexual predators, with ABC 17 News warning that Mayor Tortimer may want to see your child naked. » 3/17/09 2:00pm 3/17/09 2:00pm

New 'Late Night' to Treat Game Debuts Like Movie Premiere

Jimmy Fallon, who takes over "Late Night" from Conan O'Brien beginning on Monday, says the show under him will cater to the interests of a younger audience "into tech stuff, gadgets, video games." » 2/28/09 3:00pm 2/28/09 3:00pm

Chicago Trib Asks "Is GTA This Century's Best Writing?"

The profile of Rockstar and the Housers doesn't really answer that (beyond mentioning the Goatie we gave it for writing). But the writer talks to critics and eggheads who say it's a legitimate question. » 1/25/09 3:00pm 1/25/09 3:00pm

AJ on X-Play - Yes, I'm a Girl, You Can Stop Speculating

A couple of weeks back, I climbed on a soapbox about the media frenzy surrounding video games in connection with real life violence or tragedy. » 1/23/09 9:20pm 1/23/09 9:20pm

And The GTA Chinatown Wars Outrage Begins

It was only a matter of time before Rockstar's Nintendo DS offering Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars fell under the scrutiny of international anti-everything groups, and what better place to start than with the "ever reputable" UK news stable, The Sun, where the news of GTA DS's drug selling mini-game » 9/25/08 11:40am 9/25/08 11:40am isn't going…

Spore Penis Monsters Impress Will Wright

So how does a legendary game designer react when his creation is used to manufacturer forms of life that resemble sexual organs » 8/27/08 1:40pm 8/27/08 1:40pm and even dual-bodied creatures forever locked in the act of mating? Outrage? Horror? Not Will Wright. Color him impressed. This is from a post on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website,…

Can Guitar Hero Make Children Smarter?

Can video games make children smarter? This is the question the American Library Association is looking into, conducting tests in various library systems throughout the country to see if getting children into the library helps promote literacy or just results in having a bunch of kids in the library playing video… » 8/07/08 1:40pm 8/07/08 1:40pm

Today Hosts Play Rock Band, Hilarity Ensues

Click to view » 7/30/08 10:40am 7/30/08 10:40am
Oh my god. This is not something anyone should have to wake up to. The hosts of NBC's Today, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Al Roker, and Natalie Morales take on Bon Jovi's "Living On A Prayer" in front of a live crowd on the streets of New York City and somehow survive. While Roker is just a C away from…

CNBC's Jane Wells - Sony Is Winning, My Son Says So

I have to get me one of these "children" I keep hearing so much about. They seem terribly handy. Jack Thompson uses his to help expose the chinks in video game retail, our own Brian Crecente does some of his best work when dealing with the tiny person he helped manufacture - even CNBC reporter Jane Wells is getting… » 7/22/08 12:20pm 7/22/08 12:20pm