Thursday, August 11, 2005

Video Game News - August 11, 2005

'Grand Theft Auto' Cop Killer Found Guilty.
by Tony Hook, The Register 8/11/05
"Computer game Grand Theft Auto (GTA) has been let off the hook by an Alabama jury which this week found cop killer Devin Moore guilty on three counts of murder."

No strong link seen between agression and video games
by University of Illinois-Urbana, 8/11/05
"Results from the first long-term study of online videogame playing may be surprising.
Contrary to popular opinion and most previous research, the new study found that players' "robust exposure" to a highly violent online game did not cause any substantial real-world aggression."

Could Scotland Be the New Japan?
BBC, 8/11/05
A major interactive entertainment festival has launched in Edinburgh with the aim of encouraging Scotland's computer games industry to rival Japan."

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