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Noted statistician blasts 2013 paper that links aggression and video games

Last month, as part of our ongoing dialogue about video games and violence, we covered a brand-new paper that found that playing video...

GDC 2018: Depictions of violence and war in video games and Destiny’s Sword

I love stories. Maybe it's the teacher in me, but I love stories not just for their raw entertainment value, but for their ability...

For science: New long-term study shows video games don’t make adults violent

Before we start, yes, I'm sure many of our readers are feeling a big wave of "duh" at the statement in the headline, but...

MMO business roundup: Steam, toxicity, Kartridge, contracts, dopamine, and guns

What's going on in the online video games business this week? Let's dig in. Steam, toxicity, and Kartridge The Center for Investigative Reporting (via Motherboard)...

SuperData says VR has ‘nowhere to go but up,’ while HTC VR division sees layoffs and Facebook apologizes for VR shooter demo

SuperData continues to express confidence in the future of virtual reality - however you want to label it. Last week, the analytics firm...
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Leaderboard: What do you do when you see cheating in an MMO?

Although the videos are gone now, a group of Chinese net cafe players apparently resorted to violence in response to rampant speed hacking...
GTA Online

Ultraviolence, virtual worlds, and why I hate myself for loving GTA Online

OK, maybe that title is overly dramatic. Still, I feel guilty for liking Grand Theft Auto Online. I've touched on this before, as...

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