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Trump Reopens A Seemingly Settled Video-Game Debate

Trump Reopens A Seemingly Settled Video-Game Debate

By Mae Anderson | Mar 10
President Donald Trump is reviving an old debate over whether violent video games can trigger violent behavior. There's just one problem: Roughly two decades of research has repeatedly failed to uncover any such link.

Holidaying Frog Game Finds Fans Among China's Harried Youth

Holidaying Frog Game Finds Fans Among China's Harried Youth

By Shanshan Wang | Feb 15
Wang Zhuyin studies 10 hours a day preparing for a series of tests to obtain a U.S. physician's license. But like millions of young Chinese adults, the 26-year-old has found a new way to cope with the pressure: An online game about a frog.

That's Cheating! Video Game Companies Suing Crooked Players

By Emery P. Dalesio | Dec 4
Cheating gamers are able to overpower their opponents by using tools that allow them to see through solid objects, impersonate other players and make moves other players cannot, according to one lawsuit.

European Union Funds Video Game to Combat LGBTphobic and Racist Bullying

By Brittany Ferrendi | Nov 22
The European Union funded £22,000 ($29,119) to The University of the West Scotland for a research product to "study the impact of using serious gaming technology in curbing prejudice-based bullying among children."

Video Game Enabling Fantasy Pipeline Attacks Draws Fire

By John Flesher | Oct 27
A video game developed by a Michigan State University assistant professor supports "eco-terrorism" by enabling players to zap imaginary oil pipelines with lightning bolts, an industry group said Wednesday.

Roku Cuts Price on Top Streaming Player to Counter Apple TV

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 4
Emboldened by a successful IPO, Roku is reducing the price on the next generation of its best video streaming player in an attempt to fend off competitive threats from Apple and Amazon.

Japanese Video Gaming Adapting New Tech for Familiar Titles

By Sherry Zheng and Yuri Kageyama | Sep 26
The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles.

California Hits Gatorade in Court for 'Anti-Water' Videogame

By Kathleen Ronayne | Sep 23
Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game.

Video Game Players Get Varsity Treatment at More U.S. Colleges

By Collin Binkley | Sep 16
In some ways, they're like typical college athletes. They're on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they're playing video games.

Video of Gaming Seattle Officer Discussing Shooting Removed

Jun 27
After an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed from social media.

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