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

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

A PS2, Xbox 360 and a Significant Weapons Stash Found in the Home of Newtown Shooter Adam Lanza

“Video gamer.” It was the earliest and most persistent label media outlets placed on Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, after he ruthlessly murdered 20 kids and six adults last December. But that assertion seemed to be based mostly on interviews with people who knew his family, and not hard evidence. After months of… » 3/28/13 1:30pm 3/28/13 1:30pm

Report: Police Consider Sandy Hook Shooter a 'Deranged Gamer' Who Tried to Outscore Other Killers

Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza maintained a spreadsheet filled with information from mass killings from the past and further alleges that it's a major sign of how video games influenced the mindset and planning of Lanza's terrible act of lethal violence, according to a front page story in today's New York Daily News. » 3/18/13 10:30am 3/18/13 10:30am

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… » 1/24/13 2:45pm 1/24/13 2:45pm