Yesterday, we sought to list all of the video games investigators found in the home of Adam Lanza, the shooter who killed 26 people—20 of them children—at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14 last year. We missed one and, as its title suggests, it's kind of important: "School Shooting." But we've never heard of it…
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.
The PBS NewsHour doesn't chop news into soundbites and doesn't mistake banter or squabbling for good television journalism. They actually do TV reporting the way you might hope it would be done.
The Hartford Courant has published a long profile of Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who shot and killed 27 people at Sandy Hook Elementary last December.
When a tragedy or major event occurs, you can bet on a few key things happening. People will grieve. The newsreel will spin. Twitter will blow up. The Onion will satirize. The blogosphere will write. And of course, thanks to the blessings of accessible game development: someone will make a game.
Evidently, removing scary scary violent video games from arcades is a trend now. So reports the Associated Press which, quite typically, can't be bothered to name any of the video games involved.
Let the scapegoating continue.
As part of an initiative to address gun violence in America after the Newtown school shootings, the Vice President of the United States answered questions today in a Google Hangout. The subject of video games—and the medium's possible correlation to violent behavior—came up and the video above capture Biden's…
A Missouri state representative wants a 1 percent sales tax levied on "violent video games" sold in the state, despite the fact similar efforts to tax specific games based on their content failed in other states, including most recently Oklahoma, Missouri's better-looking cousin.
President Obama directed further research be done into the relationship video games may have to violence, part of a series of actions the White House is taking in response to the problem of repeated mass shootings across the country.
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.
When it was reported that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the perpetrators of the Columbine High School massacre were big fans of Doom, the original first person shooter in the eyes of many, I dismissed the idea that violent video games could have been responsible for inspiring the event. As a lifelong devotee of video…
On Friday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met at the White House with video game industry leaders and researchers to talk about school shootings, violent video games, and Blastman III.
Video game store owners are NRA members, too. One went on TV to rebut politicians who blame games for mass shootings.
What did the Vice President of the United States and the leaders of the video game industry talk about today at the White House during today's meeting by the VP's Sandy Hook task force? Other than Blastman III?
This afternoon, U.S. vice president Joe Biden met with video game representatives to talk about the Sandy Hook shooting. Here's a picture of the meeting in action. Hopefully it went well.
People wasted no time last month following the tragic events at Sandy Hook, judging from the existence of a dev blog that purports to show screenshots of Sandy Hook: The Game. According to the website, the game is the "official video game of the sandy hook massacre, you play as Adam Lanza."
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…
Antwand Pearman is a father. As we spoke on the phone this afternoon, his kids chattered in the background. He kept apologizing, but I told him I didn't mind.