“Life is like a video game, you gotta die sometime”

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Yesterday, 25 year old Kimveer Gill went on a shooting rampage at Montreal’s Dawson College.  After investigating his background, police found he had an extensive blog featuring hate talk and photos of himself with semiautomatic weapons and knives that he had updated just before the shooting spree.  Many are wondering how the violent media he… Read more »

Video Games and Desensitization

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This week, Nicholas Carnagey, Craig Anderson and Brad Bushman released a new study on video games and desensitization.  They had over 250 college students randomly play one of 8 video games.  Half of the games were violent and half were nonviolent.  After they played the game for 20 minutes, they watched a 10 minute video… Read more »