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This past March, a grand jury indicted Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice on third-degree aggravated assault charges after video surfaced of Rice hitting his then fiancé outside a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Rice pleaded not guilty, avoided trial, and ultimately ended up being sentenced to complete a pre-intervention program. In terms of [...]

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Art Imitates Life (and Violent Death) In Juarez

On February 23, 2011 By Jeremy Francis

Ubisoft’sCall of Juarez: The Cartel” has once again sparked debate over violent video games, but this time there’s a twist: players get to participate in a bloody street war that is actually occurring in their own backyard. The controversy surrounding the game is not only based on its glorification [...]

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Yesterday the Supreme Court heard opening oral arguments in the case of Schwarzenegger v. The Entertainment Merchants Association and Entertainment Software Association, a case that could decide the legal status of video games.

The California law at issue would levy fines against retailers who rent or sell video games depicting “especially heinous, cruel, or depraved violence, such [...]

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Whether we like it or not, video games have become an undeniable force in our world. Gone (mostly) are the days where I find an afternoon wasted on NBA Jam or Mario Kart, but I also realize that the N64 I purchased in seventh grade with birthday money is unlikely to be the last console I ever [...]

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Kevin Garnett Probably Has Sharp Elbows

On April 27, 2010 By JETLaw

In contact sports, injuries often occur, and the line where an honest play turns into violent assault is a blurry one. The line gets clearer, however, when violence occurs after a play has stopped.

A few days ago, in an NBA first-round playoff game, power forward Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics elbowed [...]

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In European news, Switzerland has taken a giant leap in the effort to regulate video games. Recently, the country’s parliament passed two resolutions concerning the sale of violent video games. The first resolution, proposed by Christian Democratic Party member and National Councillor Norbert Hochreutener, would make it illegal to sell PEGI 16 or [...]

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