'School Shooting' Video Game Also Found at Sandy Hook Killer's Home

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… » 11/26/13 5:30pm 11/26/13 5:30pm

Sandy Hook Killer's Video Gaming Obsession: Not What You'd Expect

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. » 11/25/13 4:30pm 11/25/13 4:30pm

The PBS NewsHour Discusses Violent Video Games And Manages Not To Jump …

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. » 2/20/13 2:30pm 2/20/13 2:30pm

If Something Awful Happens, Someone Will Make An Awful Game About It.…

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. » 2/14/13 9:30pm 2/14/13 9:30pm

Joe Biden On Video Game Violence: 'We Shouldn't Be Afraid of the Facts'

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 comments … » 1/24/13 2:45pm 1/24/13 2:45pm

Missouri Pol Wants a Sin Tax on Violent Video Games

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. » 1/16/13 1:00pm 1/16/13 1:00pm

President Asks Congress to Fund Study of Violence and Media—Video…

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. » 1/16/13 12:08pm 1/16/13 12:08pm

That NRA Shooting Game Isn't For Four-Year-Olds Anymore, Thanks To Apple

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. » 1/16/13 11:40am 1/16/13 11:40am

I’m Mentally Ill, I Love Violent Video Games, And They’ve Never Made…

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… » 1/16/13 10:20am 1/16/13 10:20am

Gaming Industry Had a 'Productive and Candid' Chat With Joe Biden

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? » 1/11/13 9:56pm 1/11/13 9:56pm

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