Violent Video Games

Frustration vs. Video Game Violence in Real-Life Aggression

Jamie Madigan | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech
Jamie Madigan

Games are complex, as are our interactions with them, and there are many theories about what makes for fun, frustrating, or enjoyable game beyond just how much red is on the screen... The "violence in the video games" scene needs to move beyond simply "do they or don't they".

Birmingham 'Spends Most On Violent Video Games' Says Survey

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Update: Erik Lorentz, Head of Communications, at PriceSpy.co.uk, has sent the following quote re: the correlation between video games, violence and cr...

Violent Video Games Aren't to Blame, You Are

Trevor Holland | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

This game carries with it an 18 certificate. If you buy it for little Toby's birthday, you're a moron and deserve to be on the receiving end of whatever influence little Toby takes from his gaming experience.

US Assemblywoman To Ban Violent Arcade Games

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech

An American lawmaker has launched a crusade against 'mature' and 'adult-only' arcade games - but doesn't seem to have noticed they don't actually exis...

Michael Rundle

How HG Wells Invented Modern War Games 100 Years Ago

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech

In an age of hardcore video games resplendent with controversial violence, it's easy to forget that there was once a time when make-believe war was an...

Schoolchildren Calling Tag 'The Raping Game'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK

Boys as young as nine have been playing a tag game they call "the raping game" at a Brighton school, forcing the headmistress to intervene to ban the ...

Sadistic and Decadent: Queering Video Games

B.J. Epstein | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Tech
B.J. Epstein

LGBT History Month is a good time to consider whether and, if so, how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are represented in popular media. While TV shows, films, and books are frequently analysed, one form of popular media that might get forgotten is video games. So how do video games depict LGBT people and why does this matter?

NSFW: 'Astonishingly Stupid' Video Game Comes With Vile Statue

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Tech

An "astonishingly stupid" special edition of the video game Dead Island: Riptide will come with a statue of a headless, limbless female torso in a Uni...

Video Games Ratings Gets Overhaul By Video Standards Council

BBC | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Tech

The system by which video games are rated in the UK is to be made "simpler and stronger", the government has said. Games will now be rated by the V...

Study: Parents Don't Care If Kids Play Violent Games

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Tech

The majority of parents don’t check age restrictions on video games and don't think violent games affect their kids, according to a new poll. Th...

I Let My Kids Play Violent Video Games And They're FINE

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents who let their children play addictive video games have hit back at claims they increase playground violence and lure children into a bloody an...

NSFW: 'Dead Island' Publishers Apologise For Vile Special Edition Statue

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Tech

Video game publisher Deep Silver has apologised after it announced the special edition of Dead Island: Riptide would come with a headless, limbless fe...