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Video Games Get Bashed (Again)
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
Uh-oh, there's a new study, just released by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, that undermines the allure of video games promoting physical activity. Researcher Tom Baranowski has even given the news media a damning quote to ...

Philadelphia Inquirer (blog) 

Video games, TV can create vicious cycle in impulsive children
Playing video games can create a vicious cycle that attracts some children with attention and impulse control issues, and then exacerbates that problem, according to the findings of a recent study. But, the researcher behind that study tells Vox Games, ...

Good News: Oklahoma 'Violent' Video Games Bill Tossed
Whether a task force of nonspecialists would be qualified to “analyze” behavioral questions pertaining to video game use notwithstanding, the revision effectively links video games (note the elision of “violent,” meaning everything's on the table) with ...


Why A Video Game Blockbuster Will Finally Allow You To Be A Gay Man
Outside the video game world, of course, the very idea of choosing one's gender or sexual orientation is controversial. Gay and transgender rights' activists have long argued that what some see as choice is really born identity. Not in video games.

'Active' video games may not spur much activity after all
A study shows active video games had little effect on daily exercise. (Casey Rodgers/ AP Images for Time Warner Cable Sports) New research suggests that active video games, such as "Wii Sports" or "Dance Dance Revolution," don't actually get kids up ...

Justin Bieber Sued by Creator of 'Joustin' Beaver' Video Game
E! Online
So when RC3, a maker of Android apps, developed a "Joustin' Beaver" video game, Justin Bieber's legal team slapped the company with a cease and desist letter that threatened to take legal action if the punny game wasn't axed. In their suit, obtained by ...

E! Online

Active video games don't mean kids exercise more
All that virtual boxing, bowling and dancing along with video game systems might not be helping kids meet their daily exercise requirements, a new study suggests. In the report, kids who were given so-called active video games to play on a Nintendo Wii ...

Study Says 'Active' Video Games Don't Boost Activity
CBS Local
A controller is held next to a Nintendo Wii video game console. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images) NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) - Kids who play a lot of video games may not be as active as kids who play sports, which is why some parents prefer games that get ...

CBS Local

Active video games don't boost exercise
Healthcare Today
Video games that claim to offer "virtual" physical activity often add no more exercise to a child's day that traditional video games involving car racing or shooting. A recent report studied the effects of virtual boxing, bowling and dancing on the ...

Healthcare Today

Do video games and impulsivity go hand-in-hand?
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Does this article make you want to limit video game play even more? As a teacher, I agree that there is frequently a link between the two. Cause and effect? Maybe, but I'd bet I could point out the kids who have played the most video games in the ...

Gamer's Grasp: The Ongoing Struggle to Widen the Racial Scope
Baruch College The Ticker
Over the years, video games have been nearly everywhere, from post-apocalyptic worlds, to the deep depths of space. As an entertainment form they've covered a lot of ground, but when it comes to characters, apparently the role of the straight, white, ...

Video games linked to impulsivity
Healthcare Today
Playing video games seems to cause neurological changes to take place in children, according to a recent US study on children from Singapore. The researchers found that, while previous studies had made light of positive neurological changes, ...

Healthcare Today

Active video games may not promote more exercise for kids: study
Los Angeles Times
Active video games are often touted as ways to help kids be more physically active—but don't toss the basketball and jump rope just yet. A study finds that having active video games in the home may not translate into more exercise.

Los Angeles Times

Bieber in Legal Battle Over Video Game
MyFox Philadelphia
(NewsCore) - The creators of "Joustin' Beaver," a video game parodying teen pop star Justin Bieber, have filed a lawsuit against him in response to a cease-and-desist letter. Android app maker RC3's game pits a beaver with Bieber's trademark swoop ...

Video games artist had key role in creating most popular titles
The Age
ADAM Adamowicz, who turned his daydreams into fantasy worlds that ensnared millions of video game enthusiasts, has died of lung cancer in Washington, aged 43. Adamowicz was a concept artist whose paintings of exotic landscapes, monsters and elaborately ...

The Age

Why Active Video Games Don't Make Kids Exercise More
By Alice Park | @aliceparkny | February 28, 2012 | + It wasn't so long ago that researchers reported that letting kids play video games — active “exergames,” that is — could help them burn energy. Now the latest study shows … maybe not so much.


What video games should kids play?
Daily News Transcript (blog)
By ARA Kids love video games - they're exciting, fun and engrossing. While games can promote learning and growth, too much video gaming - or playing inappropriate games - can lead to negative consequences. What should parents know to make good game ...

Active video games don't increase kids' exercise at home — surprised?
And with so many kids (and adults) already addicted to increasingly engaging video games, it would be nice to think some of that screen time could be used to some health benefit. Driving to the YMCA may be looking more attractive now.

The Galleon: Can Violent Video Games Cause a Negative Behavior?
Violent video games are extremely harmful because they cause the gamer to be interactive, engrossed, and identified with the aggressor. "One study reveals that young men who are habitually aggressive may be especially vulnerable to the ...

Active Video Games Don't Keep Kids Moving
Just because it's an "active" video game, doesn't mean the kid stays active. (Jeff Gentner / AP) Active video games like the Wii seem just the thing to lure children into getting more exercise. But in real life, giving a child active video games ...

Justin Bieber parody game suit could test video games' freedom of speech ...
The company's claim refers to a US Supreme Court ruling last June that video games qualify for First Amendment protection -- receiving the same freedom of speech rights as books, music and movies -- when it struck down a California law restricting the ...


Wii active video games don't count as exercise
It seemed like the perfect setup--give kids video games that would motivate them to get off the couch and start moving. Not only would they have fun, they would also get healthier. However, these high hopes may have been wishful thinking.

Video Game Quick Hits 2/28/12
Big Shiny Robot!
Can you believe we're two months into 2012 already? Seems like the holiday games rush wasn't that long ago. Maybe because I still haven't caught up on all the games they released at the time. Considering Mass Effect 3 is out in only a week, ...

Big Shiny Robot!

'Active' video games won't slim down Britain's kids
TechRadar UK
By Jools Whitehorn A new study suggests that active video games have no more positive effect upon children's fitness than inactive ones. For the study, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas handed out Nintendo Wii consoles to 78 ...

TechRadar UK

Are 100-Hour Video Games Like Dark Souls Ever Worthwhile?
Slate Magazine
Or, if you preferred, you could also play through the video game Dark Souls from start to finish. Dark Souls, a medieval fantasy game, was one of the best-reviewed titles of 2011. It was given perfect scores by the Telegraph, 1Up.com, and GamePro, ...

Slate Magazine

Madden NFL 12: Another Fun-Packed Sports Video Game
Yahoo! Sports
Madden NFL 12, as the latest installment in the popular football video game series, features realistic action and is packed full with features. Pregame shots allow the player to see close-ups of each player and cheerleader for the team, complete with ...

So Much for Quick Fixes: Active Video Games Don't Make Kids More Active
Huffington Post (blog)
Then I heard about active video games, like Wii Fit and Just Dance and Dance Dance Revolution, and I thought: this is perfect. Kids love video games. I loved this idea. I didn't even freak out when my mother-in-law bought my daughter a Wii console; ...

Active video games may not boost children's fitness
Press TV
It doesn't appear that there's any public health value to having active video gamesavailable in stores.” US researchers say playing lots of active video games every day does not mean than children meet their physical activity requirements.

Press TV

Study Says Video Games Have 'Problematized' View of Religion
By Jason Schreier
Do video games spend too much time emphasizing the violent aspects of religion? A study released by the University of Missouri on Monday says so, concluding that video games present religion in a "problematized" way.

Doctoral Student Says Video Games Equate Religion with Violence ...
By Hemant Mehta
“This is part of some ongoing research that I'd like to continue and maybe eventually make into a book — looking at religious depictions in different eras of video games. Yes .... The video gamemarket moves too quickly to call that “recent”.
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Value in Video Games – Does it Still Exist | N4G
Value in Video Games – Does it Still Exist. GNT: This phrase is known throughout fast food diners across the globe. But these days in Gaming, it seems as though you have to pay more in order to cure your gaming hunger. Why is this? With the ...
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Study: Active Video Games Don't Boost Physical Activity | KEZI
(CNN) -- If your kids play "active" video games, like Wii Fit Plus or Dance, Dance Revolution, they may not be getting as much physical exercise as you think. A new study in the journal Pediatrics says there is no evidence children playing those ...

Pre-Order 'Game Of Thrones' Video Game, Get A Hardcover ...
By The Movie God
Whether the upcoming video game based on author George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series and the HBO series of the same name, Game of Thrones, will end up being good or not is to be determined. We've seen some ...
Geeks of Doom

Boondock Saints Video Game To Be Announced At The SXSW ...
Critical Mass Interactive has been awarded the rights to make a video game based on the Boondock Saints films.

The 50 Worst Video Game Endings | N4G
The 50 Worst Video Game Endings. Only in the last decade or so have video games really begun to approach the storytelling prowess of other entertainment ...

How Tekken Wii U will reinvent the videogame fist | Nintendo Gamer
Nintendo Gamer talks to Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada about how Namco will use the Wii U to re-invent the fighting game.

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