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Are video games dangerous for kids? Maybe, but it depends what they supplant

Denyse O'Leary | 3 Sep 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: comic books, teenagers, video games


Lessons from Sandy Hook

Rick Fitzgibbons | 03 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: gun control, Sandy Hook school shootings, video games
A government report on a school shooting in which six adults and 20 children died fails to establish a motive.


What’s it like to torture someone?

Mary Rice Hasson | 21 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: video games
If you want to find out, just buy a copy of the mega-hit video game Grand Theft Auto V.


How video games affect attention spans

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: attention span, video games
The few glimpses I have had of video games, courtesy of young relative, have left me with the impression that one needs a very agile mind, able to constantly react to developments in the game and make instant decisions.


Cognitive function enhancing video games? Hmmm

Mariette Ulrich | 19 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: brain, research, video games
Do action video games make you smarter? Some research says, yes.


Why can’t states ban violent video sales?

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: free speech rights, parenting, video games, violence
The United States Supreme Court has no doubt upset many parents with its majority decision against a California law which would have banned the sale or rental of ultra-violent video games to children (under-18s).


Do video games cause depression in teens?

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescence, depression, video games
The debate about the effects of video gaming on young minds continues, fed by new studies that find links with depression.


Wondering what to buy Grandma for Christmas?

Mariette Ulrich | 06 December 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, fitness, video games
Why not the action video game Super Street Fighter IV? Just kidding. But Wii Fit might be worth considering.


Protecting kids from video violence

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 November 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: free speech, video games, violence
Who knew that video games could be such a big deal? Currently the United States Supreme Court is weighing arguments in favour of banning the sale of graphically violent video games to minors, but the case is not as straightforward as some of us might think.


Games egomaniacs play

Matt W. Bowman | 26 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: teenagers, video games
Why are teenage boys spending 18 hours a week playing video games? The inventor of the hit game Civilization reveals the secret.


Why my 50,000 videogames are the art form of the future

Paco Ruiz | 05 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: art, Avatar, video games
Far from endangering the soul, immersion in the world of avatars can give us a glimpse of lost innocence.


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