If you are an adult who plays video games, there’s a chance you don’t talk about the pastime while you’re in what society calls “polite company.” Though the rise of casual gaming has brought the overall reputation of video games up a notch, you’re still bound to get weird looks if you’re over the age of 15 and you admit that video games are really cool. The unfortunate reason for gaming’s ugly reputation can be blamed...read more
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It seems any discussion of families, kids and video games always includes at least a mention of the impact of “violence in video games.” On one side, entities in support of regulating and restricting games based on violent content often point to research that says that video games, without a doubt, lead to increased aggressive behavior as well as other negative consequences, just as other forms of violent media do. On the other hand, advocates that consider...read more
Sex. Now that we have your attention– Not every one of us is interested in the act that produces more of us, but for the majority of Earth’s population, it’s difficult to ignore the cosmic dance (rather, cosmic horselaugh) that is human mating. For that reason, sex is, ahem, a loaded topic that is approached very differently by the planet’s cultures. America, for instance, has a reputation for subscribing to puritan values. The reputation is...read more
The country of Australia (which is on the cusp of summer right now, and oh-so toasty warm) still lacks a video game rating equivalent to the ESRB’s “Mature” (M) classification. That means games with adult content can’t be legally sold in the country. As it stands, a game with adult content is either classified on a lower tier as “MA15+,” or else any violent/sexual content is edited so that the game is appropriate for teenagers....read more
Video games are currently in court, defending against Schwarzenegger vs EMA. California is looking to ban the sale of violent video games to children and teens under the age of 18. Thankfully, so far, the Supreme Court isn’t very impressed with the State’s arguments. What’s more, a scan of message boards and news post discussion threads reveal that gamers are overwhelmingly pleased that the Law is seemingly on the industry’s side. There is,...read more