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Video Games Being Developed To Target Depression, Anxiety

Psychologists believe video games could be a new way to reach people who need help.

08/13/2014

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NY Man’s 10,607 Video Games Secure Guinness Title

Maybe it was getting his first video game, Cosmic Avenger, for Christmas at age 12, and then having to wait an entire year for the hard-to-land Colecovision console to play it on that made Michael Thomasson so determined to get his hands on every video game and system he could find.

12/24/2013

An original Atari video game system. (credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian: Video Games Are Art

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has begun collecting video games for its permanent collection as part of an ongoing commitment to study and preserve such games as an artistic medium.

12/19/2013

Many media outlets have chosen not to focus on guns, but rather on Alexis’ “addiction” with violent video games -- studies offer complex, often politically-related correlations.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Studies Suggest Complex Link Between Guns, Violent Video Games

Many media outlets have chosen not to focus on guns, but rather on Alexis’ “addiction” with violent video games — studies offer complex, often politically-related correlations.

09/24/2013

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NCAA Halts Use of Name, Logo on Video Games Amid Player Lawsuit

The NCAA said Wednesday it will no longer allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo starting next year.

07/18/2013

A new study conducted by the University of Victoria in Canada finds that children who play video games become more ethically and morally aware over time. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Study: Video Games Can Make Children More Ethical, Better Problem-Solvers

A new study conducted by the University of Victoria in Canada finds that children who play video games become more ethically and morally aware over time.

06/08/2013

Published in the May issue of Psychomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the small new study found that teenage boys aged 13-15 who play violent video games are more prone to aggressive behavior and higher anxiety levels in their daily lives. (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Violent Video Games Numb Teens To Brutality

Teenagers who play violent video games for hours on end may become numb to violence, a new study finds.

05/11/2013

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Analysts: Combat Stress Felt Far From Front Lines

The gritty combat in Afghanistan is thousands of miles away.

03/11/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that Hollywood and video games can't be blamed for violent crimes as much as poor gun control laws. (Photo by Freddie Lee/Fox News via Getty Images)

Pelosi: Link Between Hollywood And Violent Crime Weak, Gun Laws The Real Problem

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed legislation on violent Hollywood movies and video games, instead saying that gun laws are the largest proven culprit of America’s violent crimes.

02/12/2013

Blood spatters are projected onstage as Sony Computer Entertainment America President and CEO Jack Trentton (R) introduces a violent game at the Sony press conference on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Rep Introduces Bill To Ban ‘Mature’ Video Games Being Sold To Those Under 17

U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has once again introduced legislation requiring ratings on video games and vendors to check the identification of those purchasing video games with adult or mature content.

01/28/2013

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