Gaming community responds to Florida mass shooting

The online gaming community is responding to the mass-shooting that occurred at a Madden 19 competition in Jacksonville, Florida, as reports identify the shooter involved in the attack and his victims

Twitter replaces its gun emoji with a water gun

Twitter has now followed Apple’s lead in changing its pistol emoji to a harmless, bright green water gun. And in doing so, the company that has struggled to handle the abuse, hate speech and har

Crunch Report | North Korean Hackers Target Bitcoin Exchanges

Facebook bans monetization of hate, porn, drugs and violence on its platform, some shake-ups happen at Baidu and WhatsApp, and North Korea is allegedly targeting bitcoin exchanges. All this on Crunch

Facebook’s content moderation rules dubbed ‘alarming’ by child safety charity

The Guardian has published details of Facebook's content moderation guidelines covering controversial issues such as violence, hate speech and self-harm culled from more than 100 internal training man

All Games Are (In A Sense) Violent

In the wake of a mass shooting or terrorist attack the question of video game violence is raised. Games are often portrayed as little more than drug-addiction meets murder-simulator, and we game maker

Congressman Proposes New Warning Label For Violent Video Games

<img src="" />How many of you have played “violent video games” since you were a wee pup? I certainly have, and you don’t see m

Yet another violent video game debate (but one that doesn't demonize games per se)

<img src="" />There was another "are violent video games evil?" debate yesterday, this time on BBC Radio in the UK. (We sure do

Fallout Holocaust: Experiments in ultra-violence

<img src="" />Sandbox games are nothing new, but in general, most players try to play the game in the way the designers intended: be

All violent video games poised for ban in Germany

<img src="" />Bad news for German gamers. (As I understand it, we're <i>huge</i> in Baden-Baden.) A bill is about to be introduced to pa

Utah's anti-video game bill has Jack Thompson written all over it

<img src="" />Have any of you guys been following this <a HREF="">anti

California law that banned sale of violent video games to minors found too restrictive

<img src="" />The notoriously liberal, as if that's a bad thing in and of itself, Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that that

Sega's Wii gun for House of the Dead: Overkill can't be got in America

<img src="" /> <i>House of the Dead: Overkill</i> comes out for the Wii next month, and it promises to be a violent, superfun adventu

WWE Superstar Randy Orton wants to see *more* violence in video games

WWE Superstar Randy Orton wants to see more violence in video games, arguing that movie violence is far more detrimental to young kids than something like Grand Theft Auto. Yup, the pro wrestler recen

British politicians freak out, say The Dark Knight too violent for its movie rating

Oh dear, it seems certain Members of Parliament in the UK are completely outraged that The Dark Knight has only been rated 12A. Apparently the gentlemen think the movie is violent enough to warrant a

New York law targets video game violence

Details are scarce right now, but New York’s Governor David Patterson just signed a bill into law that could lead to restrictions in video game violence. Good to see that with the worldwide econ

UK to apply ratings to downloadable videos, games

Don’t be alarmed, but video game and movie downloads will soon carry age ratings in the UK. The Cousins, worried that such downloads are completely unregulated and unlabeled, will apply the new

Tasers are all the rage with consumers these days

Do you own a man-stopping Taser? According to today’s New York Times magazine—where’d I put my elitist latte and copy of Harper’s Bazaar?—more and more consumers are buyi

Who says GTA causes violence?

An 18-year-old kid in the UK was walking home after purchasing a copy of GTA IV when he was mugged and beaten by two ruffians who stole his game and broke his jaw. They were caught, likely for racking

Unreasonable Stance: GTA IV isn't violent enough

Welcome to the Unreasonable Stance, where our own John Biggs takes the minority opinion on a tech matter and defends it with convenient data, spun numbers, fanboyism, and insults until he proves, with

CrunchArcade: Violence, hardcore-ness scared away female gamers

Did violence, poetically, kill the female gamer? The co-founder of Atari and co-creator of small-time game Pong, Nolan Bushnell, says as much. Violence, along with gaming’s shift from short, fun
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