Stop Associating Video Games With Youth Gun Violence
Separating our conversations about school shootings from our conversations about video games will improve our approach to both.
'We Have to Keep Fighting': A Conversation With Anita Sarkeesian
The new documentary Netizens offers an intimate look at how cyber harassment has affected the lives of three women.
New Research Finds No Link Between Violent Video Games and Aggression
The debate over the potentially troubling effects of these massively popular games continues.
Gaming-Inspired Aggression Spreads Within Social Groups
You don't have to personally play violent video games to experience their negative effects.
Can Exposure to Violence Inspire Unethical Behavior?
New research finds words or images depicting violent human-on-human contact increase one's likelihood of cheating for monetary gain.
Anxiety Games: For When a Little Distraction Is Good—or Even Necessary
There’s a lot of comfort to be found in virtual worlds.
Video Game Play May Not Boost Brain Power After All
On this charged issue, a team of researchers comes to the opposite conclusion of some of their colleagues.
Zombie-Infested Virtual World Reveals Our Ethical Blind Spots
Players of an online survival game expressed guilt for killing, but less so for non-lethal actions that would result in a character’s death.
We’re on the Brink of the Biggest Change in Gaming Since the Atari
As part of our week-long series on booms and busts, Jamie Wiebe considers the contenders for the casual gaming crown. Since the early days of Nintendo, the games you play have been secondary to the systems you play them on. And now, the options seem limitless.