Gaming in the News

Just a quick round up of a few articles of interest:

Another attempt at regulating videogame sales was smacked down in a CA court. ”None of the research establishes or suggests a causal link between minors playing violent video games and actual psychological or neurological harm, and inferences to that effect would not be reasonable,” Callahan said in her ruling.'”

Rep Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) introduced HR 231 in January that would require all videogames rated “T for Teen,” “M for Mature” or “AO for Adults Only” to carry a warning label : “WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior.”  Regardless of the actual game content, apparently. ECA and Video Game Voters Network both have resources for consumers to write to their representatives about this issue.

Ars Technicana reviews Peg Tyre’s book, The Trouble With Boys, which argues for inclusion of aggression fueled fantasy that is inherent to young males.

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