Video Games


How video games affect attention spans

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 February 2012
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
Do action video games make you smarter? Some research says, yes.

Why can’t states ban violent video sales?

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 June 2011
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
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
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
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.
 
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