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

A PS2, Xbox 360 and a Significant Weapons Stash Found in the Home of…

“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…

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

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

Report: Police Want To Know If Sandy Hook Shooter Was 'Emulating' A…

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. » 2/18/13 10:40am 2/18/13 10:40am

For Once, a Politician Defends Games, Saying They're Not the Cause of…

The drill is familiar: a lawmaker goes on a newsmaker show, puts on a Real Serious Face, is teed up some opportunity to tell everyone that scary scary video games bear some responsibility for America's love affair with gun massacres. » 2/11/13 9:30am 2/11/13 9:30am

Sandy Hook's State Rep Proposes a Sin Tax on M-Rated Games

The nation's freakout over scary scary violent video games shows no signs of abating. We're back to Connecticut again. Debralee Hovey, a state representative there, has proposed an additional 10 percent tax on the sale of M-rated video games. » 2/06/13 10:00am 2/06/13 10:00am

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

Someone Made A Game In Which You Shoot The Head Of The NRA

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. » 1/16/13 9:00am 1/16/13 9:00am

Stephen Colbert Shows How Absurd It Is To Blame Video Games For Violence

Stephen Colbert adds some much-needed levity to the conversation about violent video games, which has gone national in a big way following U.S. vice president Joe Biden's meeting with the games industry last week. » 1/15/13 1:00pm 1/15/13 1:00pm

On Friday, Joe Biden Asked The Video Game Industry To Improve Its Image

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. » 1/14/13 3:32pm 1/14/13 3:32pm

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

Joe Biden Sat Down With Gaming’s Leaders Today, And One Of Them Brought…

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. » 1/11/13 5:07pm 1/11/13 5:07pm

This Friday, Joe Biden Will Talk School Shootings With The Video Game…

The head of the Entertainment Software Association, Michael Gallagher, will be meeting with vice president Joe Biden on Friday as part of the U.S. Vice President's efforts to find sensible actions that could avert future tragedies like the Sandy Hook Shooting. » 1/10/13 5:48pm 1/10/13 5:48pm

Video Games Join a Century-Long Tradition of Blaming Media Violence,…

As bizarre as it is to read the name Starcraft in a discussion of video games' corrupting influence, you've got to hand it to the American Civil Liberties Union for properly centering the discussion of What Must We Do following the Newtown Massacre. » 12/24/12 8:00pm 12/24/12 8:00pm

As An Artist, I Hope Video Games Really Do Affect People

The most important thing right now is that games don't make people violent. That's what needs to be said. The scientifically-sound research that supports that mostly has it covered. » 12/24/12 3:30pm 12/24/12 3:30pm