Is the Decision to Buy Call of Duty or Battlefield a Moral Choice?

Before you skip everything in this video and run straight to the comments, understand the question: Many (not "most"; not "all") shooter video games feature licensed, real-world firearms. Gunmakers are compensated for the appearance of their brands as much as the NFL Players Association is paid for its members… » 4/13/13 5:00pm 4/13/13 5:00pm

I'm a Game Designer. I'm a Gun Owner. It's Time To End All This 'Us vs.…

When I originally pitched writing this piece to Kotaku, I was a bit worked up. I had read some of Kotaku’s coverage of the post-Sandy-Hook gun vs. games debate, and I sent some pointed Tweets to Kotaku staff. I felt that the games industry media had not provided balanced coverage. » 4/05/13 1:00pm 4/05/13 1:00pm

The Derpface in the Middle of this Politician's Anti-Video Game Speech…

Here's Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia, who has served in the House of Representatives since 1978. He chairs the House subcommittee that funds the National Science Foundation. Yesterday he took the floor to complain that the Obama administration was ignoring its friends in the entertainment industry while demonizing the… » 2/27/13 1:30pm 2/27/13 1:30pm

TriForce Johnson to the NRA: "This Means War"

Isaiah-TriForce Johnson is not happy with the response to last week's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. The media is having a field day, politicians are jumping on bandwagons, and well-meaning gamers are giving the opposition even more fodder by participating in campaigns like Antwand Pearman's Online Shooter… » 12/22/12 5:00pm 12/22/12 5:00pm

What Are Splatterhouse, Kindergarten Killer and the Other Games the NRA…

Names such as Mortal Kombat and Grand Theft Auto are longtime punching bags in an often-clueless discussion of violent video games in the mainstream. So it was no surprise to hear Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, invoke them in a rambling attempt to deflect blame from the… » 12/21/12 2:00pm 12/21/12 2:00pm

With NRA Set to Blame Video Games, Conservative Magazine Says Don't

In America, neither the left nor the right have an exclusive claim on scapegoating violent video games for some societal ill. Both do it in different ways and for different purposes. But tomorrow, the National Rifle Association is expected to blast games and Hollywood in a response to the Newtown, Conn., mass killings… » 12/20/12 12:00pm 12/20/12 12:00pm