If Adam Lanza—the shooter responsible for last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre—had a video gaming obsession, it appears to be Dance Dance Revolution, according to a comprehensive final report the state of Connecticut released today about the mass killing.
Considering how violent video games have been scapegoated by gun-rights hardliners, this defense seems to come from an unusual source. But a man who sued the District of Columbia—and won—over a handgun ban says lawmakers scapegoat video games because they can't win on the gun debate.
This isn’t the first time Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro has name-checked video games in a rant meant to inflame people scared of any change to gun ownership rights. But this weekend, Pirro’s comments were made from the NRA’s bully pulpit.
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…
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…
Last week, a member of the Encyclopedia Dramatica forums created a game where you shoot NRA boss Wayne LaPierre in the head.
On one side we have the sequel to one of the most beloved mobile games in the world. On the other, an app mainly being downloaded due to controversy, morbid curiosity and irony. There's room for everyone in the weekly free iPad app charts!
In the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, the National Rifle Association backed a free shooting simulator called NRA: Practice Range. The iTunes app was rated ages 4 years old and up. Was, because political pressure caused Apple to reclassify the game as 12 years old and up.
A member of the Encyclopedia Dramatica forums has created a game called Bullet to the Head of the NRA, a rudimentary first-person shooter that lets you shoot NRA boss Wayne LaPierre.
This is NRA: Practice Range. It's a new iOS game released apparently by the fine folks at the National Rifle Association, who have graciously decided to make it both free and available to kids aged 4+ so that anyone, no matter how old they are, can practice using guns to shoot things.
Video game store owners are NRA members, too. One went on TV to rebut politicians who blame games for mass shootings.
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…
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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…
Reports suggested that the National Rifle Association, backed into a corner since a gun massacre last week killed 20 six- and seven-year-olds, would come out swinging at video games and other violent entertainment in a news conference today, and boy, they did not disappoint.
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…
FoxNews: Gun industry wants to couple 2nd Amendment talk w/scrutiny of "games that teach young kids how to shoot heads."
Firearms enthusiasts. Hardcore video gamers. They sound like two completely different groups of people, but both have one thing in common: everyone else thinks they're crazy.