What a Nice Debate About Violence. Wait, What is Luigi Doing There?

You have to hand it to the BBC. It's always exciting to see an adult, nuanced debate about responsible parenting. Wait, what is Luigi doing there in the background? » 1/09/14 5:30pm 1/09/14 5:30pm

Watch Six People Shout About Violent Video Games For About Six Minutes

Last night on our favorite CNN-wannabe HLN, Dr. Drew had a bunch of people on his show to talk about the Navy Yard Shooter. This, of course, eventually devolved into a shouting match about violent video games. » 9/26/13 8:00pm 9/26/13 8:00pm

Hey, Pat Robertson, Is Playing a Violent Video Game a Sin?

Famous evangelical old person and all-around bigot Pat Robertson weighed-in on video game violence, despite never having played one in his life. » 8/02/13 6:00pm 8/02/13 6:00pm

One Author Breaks Down the Reality of Violent Games in the Media

The sober truth of the world is often a hard thing for the 24-hour TV news cycle to stomach. Blaming violent games is easy, so it’s refreshing to see someone break down the reality of the situation in one fell swoop. » 6/03/13 3:30pm 6/03/13 3:30pm

Katie Couric Offers 'Mea Culpa' For One-Sided Violent Video Game Show

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. » 5/20/13 7:30pm 5/20/13 7:30pm

Study on Effects of Violent Games: Blame the Player, Not the Game

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. » 9/16/11 5:00pm 9/16/11 5:00pm

Expert Blames Sexual Video Games For A Rise In Sexual Violence

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? » 2/08/11 2:00pm 2/08/11 2:00pm

Broken Record Congressman Pushing Health Warnings On Video Games Again

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. » 1/26/11 1:00pm 1/26/11 1:00pm

The Daily Show Solves The Problem Of Violent Games And Children

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. » 11/05/10 4:20pm 11/05/10 4:20pm

Who Should Be Responsible For Keeping Violent Games From Children?

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. » 11/02/10 4:00pm 11/02/10 4:00pm

Why Supreme Court May Support Criminalizing Some Violent Games Sales

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. » 5/10/10 3:00pm 5/10/10 3:00pm

Help California Name Some Dangerously Violent Games

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? » 4/28/10 10:40am 4/28/10 10:40am

Supreme Court Decision On Whether To Hear Violent Video Game Case…

The United States Supreme Court may decide whether to hear a landmark case affecting the sale of violent video games as early as next week, the California Attorney General's office told Kotaku today. » 4/22/10 7:40pm 4/22/10 7:40pm

More Movies Refused BBFC Classification Than Games

In an attempt to counter unfair stereotypes about games, UK game industry trade organization TIGA reveals that three times as many movies have been refused British Board of Film Classification ratings than games in the past five years. » 12/02/09 12:00pm 12/02/09 12:00pm

How'd That Germany "Killer Game" Trashing Rally Go? (Eh....)

Over the weekend, a German advocacy group asked individuals to bring their "killer games" to the front of an opera house to throw away in a large dumpster. » 10/19/09 7:00am 10/19/09 7:00am

Attempts To Ban Violent Games In Venezuela Progress

The Associated Press reports that the Venezuelan government's attempts to ban violent video games such as Counter-Strike, is weeks away from passing, though it isn't likely to affect widespread sale of pirated games. » 10/05/09 7:00pm 10/05/09 7:00pm

Students Protest Call Of Duty Dog Killing

Students at the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, are up in arms over Activision's Call of Duty: World at War for promoting the killing of deadly attack dogs. » 3/20/09 1:40pm 3/20/09 1:40pm