At the beginning of the month, Katie Couric got some heat from gamers over her one-sided, fear-mongering episode about violent game addiction. On Friday, Couric gave voice to those dissenters and issued a 'Mea Culpa' follow-up on her show.
A study by Villanova University psychologist Patrick Markey suggests that the personality of the person playing a video game is more likely the cause of violent behavior than the actual content of the game.
For one Fox News reporter the worst thing about Epic's upcoming first-person shooter isn't the over-the-top violence and excessive profanity. It's the naming of Skill Shots after sex acts. Could they lead to real-world sexual violence?
In 2009 California congressman Joe Baca introduced legislation that would require games to display a label warning of links between violent video games and aggressive behavior. Now Baca's back, singing the same old song with a few new lines.
Is the solution to children playing violent video games bundling Family Game Night with a machine gun, a nine-person shooter, or replacing Niko Bellic with American public radio personality Ira Glass? Watch out: He'll shoot your penis off.
A Gallup survey conducted over the weekend finds that while Americans believe the greatest responsibility for keeping violent games out of children's hands lies with parents, they aren't opposed to the government stepping in to help.
The battle between the video game industry and California politicians about whether to criminalize the sale of overly violent video games to minors has been one-sided so far. But the Supreme Court has grounds to turn the tide for California.
This week's decision by the United States Supreme Court to hear arguments both for and against the State of California's attempt to make the sale of very violent games to kids illegal raises a question: Which games would be affected?