Five Misconceptions About the Effects of Violent Video Game Play

When tragedies such as mass shootings occur, blame is often placed (at least partially) on video games (see here and here). As interactive spaces, video games – and violent video games in particular – are often at the centre of the debate,…Continue reading »


Violent Video Games and Violent Behavior

Moral panics relating to video games have been spiralling out of control for some time now. Grand Theft Auto causes school shootings, Leisure Suit Larry leads to a decline in societies morals, Bully teaches kids…Continue reading »

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Trans-Atlantic Game Talk 4

The theme of this third session was “Violent Crime and Media Effects: Evidence and Speculation”. As we continue to look for answers for tragic mass crimes, discussion among researchers and the public about the potential role of violent media in serious violent crime is perhaps as active as it has ever been.…Continue reading »