Sunday, May 21, 2006

Video Game News, May 22, 2006

Video Games | Who needs controllers? Control games with a flick of your wrist
by Mike Antonucci, Knight Ridder Newspapers 5/18/06
"Here are 10 things that stood out last week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, where digital artists, technology experts and women in comic-book costumes showed off the full range of the industry's personality."

Video Games A Productive Way to Play
SooNews Wire 5/21/06
"All that time your teenager is spending playing video games, isn't going to waste, says Andrew Mactavish, assistant professor of multimedia at McMaster University."

Game Over: Are video games affecting your child?
by Brien T. Boyce, ZWire 05/21/2006
"Twenty years ago, fictional scenes of graphic sex and violence were only seen at the movies or on cable television. Not any more. Now, some wonder what today's video games are doing to tomorrow's future."

Study downplays link of video games to violence
by Gaby Hinsliff, The Observer 5/21/06
"Playing computer games may actually be good for children, according to a government study that found no proof that even violent games triggered aggressive behaviour."

Cadillac Joins Xbox Live

by Robert Levine, the New York Times, 5/22/06
Cadillac is one of the first companies to advertise on Xbox Live.

Columbine Video Game Generating Controversy
by Jose Antonio Vargas, the Seattle Times, 5/21/06
Even though the game has been out for over a year, it's generating more controversy now because bloggers are bringing it to the forefront.

Hit TV Show to be Made into Video Game

by Jonathan Silverstein, 5/22/06
Ubisoft will release the 'Lost' video game sometime next year for home and handheld consoles as well as PCs.

Games for Change Annual Conference

June 27-28, New York
"Using Digital Games for Social Change." Author Steven Johnson, Everything Bad is Good for You and Bob Kerrey, President of The New School are featured speakers.

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