“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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let the scapegoating continue.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
A "Violent Games Exchange" outside Newtown, Conn. says it doesn't blame games for the tragedy, but will still burn them.
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.
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.