Video Game Industry Will Be Paid Legal Fees

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In March of 2005, Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, testified before the Illinois Senate and House Judicial Committee on what scientific research has shown about the effects of video games on youth.  Illinois proceeded to pass the Safe Games Act, prohibiting the sale or rental of excessively violent or sexually explicit games to minors… Read more »

Video Games for Health

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Last month, I posted about a NY Times article on a number of new video games aimed at world change.  Today, I found an article about another breed of positive video games – those being used in the health care field.  Two of the games mentioned in the article are: Brain Age – flex your… 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 »

Can Video Games Lead to World Peace?

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On Sunday there was a NY Times article on a new breed of video games — those that immerse people into reality complete with politics and consequences, rather than the typical fantasy worlds of dragons, aliens, and car chases.  Game developers are viewing games as a chance to educate as well as to affect change,… Read more »

Video Cameras Provide A Glimpse at Health

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think MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation have announced an initiative to mark the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS case documented by the Centers for Disease Control.  They will provide video cameras to young people in order to create "a documentary in which young people themselves tell the story of how their generation has… Read more »