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Video Games Don’t Cause Violence – Hatred Is Not a Strategy, Not in GTA or Any Other Game

In the aftermath of any modern tragedy involving a mass shooting, it appears as though it is an inevitability that at one point or another someone will ponder whether or…

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Two Studies Suggesting Link Between Gaming & Real-Life Violence Have Been Retracted

Quartz reports that two studies that suggested a link between playing video games translating to real-world violence have been pulled. The first study was titled Boom, Headshot! and originally published…

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Video Game Voters Network Wants US Gamers to Register

Video games, like most things, cannot escape the political sphere, and with this being a major election year, having a say in the individuals who govern us, and referendums and…

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Brown v EMA: The Case for Video Games as Free Speech

Even today, arguments abound on the nature of video games as art, expression, and on the impact their content has on society and people. Since the earliest advent of video…

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Necessary Evils – Exploring Player-Controlled Villainy

Hello, TechRaptor readers. Although I had originally planned to write this article independent of any others here, I’ve decided to alter my original plan a bit and build a bit…

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Another Study Fails to Prove Games Lead to Sexism

It is that time again, time for yet another study supposedly proving that video games are causing the downfall of society where the message they want you to take is…

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Video Games Make Heroes, Not Criminals

Video games have long been one of the scapegoats brought up when talking about society’s woes, from trying to pin acts of incredible violence on Doom to claiming they train people to be…

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US Presidential Candidates, Technology, and Video Games

If you live in the United States, you are no doubt in the process of boarding up your windows and cancelling your cable as swarms of unpaid interns prepare for…

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Study Shows High Skill Gamers Less Aggressive, Perceive Less Violence

A recent study from Indiana University delved back into the link between video games, hostility and aggression. This time, however, with a focus not on the content of video games,…