CrunchArcade: Doctor clarifies her games rating recommendation, says not meant to punish adults

[photopress:calmdownuk.jpg,full,right] A little present showed up in my iTunes Podcast section a few minutes ago. The Game Theory podcast interviewed Dr. Tanya Byron, who’s recommendation to res

CrunchArcade: Cigarette-like warning label could soon be on UK video games

[photopress:healthwarningvgs.jpg,full,center] As we all know, violent video games like “Grand Theft Auto IV” turns children into trained, merciless killers like the guy from “No Coun

Manhunt 2 now approved for sale in the UK

[photopress:manhunt2aok.jpg,full,center] Manhunt 2 has finally been approved for sale in the UK. Normally I wouldn’t care, but we’ve been following this story since the summer, so this is

Fewer and fewer M-rated games being made?

[photopress:mrated.jpg,full,center] Are M-rated games on the way out? That’s what Next-Generation asked and it turns out—sorta—that yes, less M-rated games are being released. The pu

Man charged with Xbox murder of his own daughter

[photopress:japanesecat3603.jpg,full,center] This cute photo is to counteract the horror of the story below. You’re playing your Xbox 360, you’re really into your game, and your 17-month o

Yet another hurdle stands in the way of Manhunt 2's UK release

[photopress:manhunt22222.jpg,full,center] Oh, Manhunt 2. You’re a terrible video game that was banned in the UK some time ago for being too violent and should have been banned here for being so

British Board says there's no link between violence and violent video games (right now)

In defending Manunt 2 over in the UK, Rockstar presented research showing that there’s no causal link between violent video games and violent behavior. The British Board of Film Classification,

Comparison video of Manhunt 2 kill moves

People claim Manhunt 2 will destroy Western Civilization

Here come the outrage mongers. As you’re well aware, Manhunt 2 comes out today. Predictably, all sorts of family-oriented “leaders” are up in arms over the game’s release. (Nev

Manhunt 2 launches tomorrow amid controversy

How appropriate that Rockstar will be launching Manhunt 2 tomorrow during Halloween. The game has been under fire for months due to its extremely violent content. It was even banned in the UK and rece

GTA IV box art revealed via spy photos

Some crafty photographer managed to snap some shots of preproduction (note the RP rating) copies of Grand Theft Auto: IV for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The box art is in standard Rockstar fashion, showcasi

New York Will Put You in Prison if You Sell Violent Video Games to Minors

At what point are video gamers, of which I am only nominally these days, going to tell their oh-so-concerned elected officials to stop fiddling with their hobby? Here in New York, our esteemed state l

Why Video Games Don't Cause Violence

We very rarely cover current, non-tech events on this site, simply because they don’t often overlap with our mission to bring tech news to a broad audience. However, I’ve decided to post o

British Flame War Becomes Violent, "Web-Rage" to Blame

Proffering up NSFW insults in a chat room is part of being on the Internet to many people, including the editors of this publication, but “flame wars” are meant to be online, and that is a