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May 08, 2007: Jack Thompson V.S. Wendy's, (11)
Jack Thompson is demanding the fast food chain giant Wendy's to cancel its upcoming kids' meal promotion featuring the Nintendo Wii. The Wii is considered by experts to be the video game system of choice for gamers awaiting Rockstar's...

May 01, 2007: Asian Gamer Designs Level Based on School Floor Plans for Violent Video Game, Many Swords Confiscated at Home, (7)
Shocking news comes from Fort Bend of the removal of an asian high school student possessing a custom made video game level based on a local Texas high school on his home personal computer. Many swords were also confiscated...

May 01, 2007: New Level of Realism Brings Lawsuits, (5)
Video game industry news site GameDaily BIZ reports of the consequences developers face when making realistic video games. Most developers understand that well-known individuals have legal rights protecting them from the unauthorized use of their identities. But did you...

Jan 23, 2007: Cold Turkey Against Video Game Addiction, (68)
The Charlotte Observer Health section has an interesting article on serving cold turkey to starve video game addiction. I began to argue in the early 1980s that video games were addictive, and if the research to date is not...

Jan 18, 2007: Gamer Plays 28 Hours Straight to Beat the Burning Crusade First, (31)
News of the world’s first level 70 character shocked the World of Warcraft community on Wednesday. Twenty-four year old French gamer by the alias Gawell played 28 frightening hours straight to beat the Burning Crusade expansion pack, a video game...

Jan 09, 2007: Textspeak Linked to Violent Video Games, (53)
The China Post reports that a Taiwanese psychiatrist at the Veterans General Hospital in Taipei has concluded the first studies linking violent video games and 'textspeak', an awful slang language spoken by a subculture of underground gamers and computer...

Jan 04, 2007: Jack Thompson Interview, (32)
play.tm interviews Jack Thompson, an attorney and a leading figure in the fight against violence in today's video games. "[victims] sometimes harmed by kids made more aggressive and more violent by the murder simulators..." I'm sure that many people in...

Jan 02, 2007: Video Game Violence Makes Teens Aggressive, (79)
A new study found violent video games increased activity in the brain, which is involved in emotional arousal. Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine say that brain scans of kids who played a violent video game showed...

Dec 30, 2006: New Discussion Forums Launched, (1)
Please take a moment to register an account and participate in our newly launched discussion forums which include topics covering video game addiction and violence, parenting, and video game awareness. Thank you for your support and have a safe new...

Dec 29, 2006: Burning Crusade Gone Gold, Threat Level Red, (60)
A press release today confirmed that the Burning Crusade expansion to Blizzard’s MMORPG World of Warcraft has gone gold and is scheduled for release on January 16, 2007. Blizzard Entertainment® announced today that World of Warcraft®: The Burning Crusade™...

Dec 27, 2006: Video Games Not Fun, (23)
Researchers at the University of Rochester have found children and teens are addicted to video games to fulfill their psychological needs. We think there's a deeper theory than the fun of playing," says Richard M. Ryan, a motivational psychologist...

Dec 27, 2006: Video Games Make Teens Feel Bulletproof, (25)
The New Zealand Herald reported three Auckland teens were killed in a vehicle crash while attempting to outrun police in a high speed pursuit. National's transport spokesman Maurice Williamson says today's young people think they are bullet-proof. He blames...

Dec 22, 2006: Blizzard Eliminates Maintenance Breaks, (11)
Parents and friends of over 7 million World of Warcraft gamers were outraged today as Blizzard Entertainment revealed plans to remove its weekly maintenance downtime in favor of a no-interruption approach. In the upcoming weeks, we will be testing...

Dec 22, 2006: 4 Years Raising Awareness, (0)
We have launched the new MAVAV website in celebration of 4 successful years of raising awareness against video game addiction and violence! We have received thousands of letters throughout the years. With this re-launch, we hope you may again share...

Dec 21, 2006: Burger King Serves Up Games with Obesity, (11)
Burger King released sales figures today revealing its three promotional video games, Sneak King, Pocketbike Racer, and Big Bumpin’ have sold over two million copies and over eight million combo meal deals in the United States in just four...

Nov 02, 2006: A Dark View Into the Future of Game Addiction, (20)
A truly shocking illustration of young boy’s unfortunate addiction to the popular massively multiplayer online video game World of Warcraft. From the artist Eran "pyxelated" Cantrell: First, World of Warcraft- and videogames in general- were not specific inspirations in...

Dec 31, 2002: Video Games in Moderation, (6)
PvP web comic artist and author Scott Kurtz goes about discussing video games in moderation: My grandfather had a saying which was passed down to my father and then to my brother and I. "Everything in moderation." It is the...

Dec 30, 2002: Everything Just a Game to Gamers, (13)
We seem to have struck a nerve with the talents at Penny-Arcade. Although we find our portrayal less than flattering. Here We Come To Save The Day [Penny-Arcade]...

Dec 30, 2002: A Tremendous Response, (7)
We have received an overwhelming amount of letters about video game addiction and violence. A large portion were argumentative rebuttals sent in by feral teenage gamers. However, we did receive many hopeful letters of encouragement and support from those parents...



 

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