Thursday, April 06, 2006

Video Game News, April 6, 2006

Study Finds M-Rated Video Games Contain Violence, Sexual Themes, Substances, and Profanity Not Labeled on Game Boxes
Harvard School of Public Health 4/3/06
"...These results confirm that the presence of an ESRB content descriptor means that game players likely will find the indicated content in the game but that parents should not interpret the absence of a content descriptor to mean the absence of content..."

Can video games improve education?
By Nick Smith Central Michigan Life 4/5/06
“I look at it as being valuable for problem-solving skills,” he said. “That’s what you’re doing when you’re playing a video game anyway.”

Teen Interest in Video Games Declining
by James Brightman 4/5/06
"In a recent survey of high school students, 70 percent of these teenagers said that they are losing interest in gaming and a larger percentage said they intend to spend less time playing video games..."

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