Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Video Game News, February 28, 2006

The Escapist Issue #34:Wanna Be My Friendster
This week's issue of the Escapist focuses on communities, both real life and internet. Read abstracts on the Escapist Blog at http://blog.escapistmagazine.com/

Police Encourage Boycotting Violent Video Game
Eyewitness News 3 Everywhere accessed 2/28/06
"...One plot of the game called "25 To Life" is to shoot and kill police officers. Now police officers nationwide are going on-line in a petition to boycott the game..."

Scientists think video games may provide therapeutic breakthroughs
by Ed Beeson North Jersey Herald News
"...Engineers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark recently began a five-year study of video games that can be applied to the treatment and rehabilitation of cerebral palsy patients..."

Are Games Addictive? The State of the Science
by Neils Clark Gamasutra 2/28/06
“…Italk about research that attempts to connect addiction to gaming, and some
clear problems in that research…”http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif

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