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On September 18, 2014 By Victoria Roessler September 14, 2014
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 [...]Continue Reading →
Ubisoft’s “Call 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 [...]Continue Reading →
On November 5, 2010 By Jeremy Francis January 26, 2014
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 [...]Continue Reading →
"I Know it When I Play it": Supreme Court Announces it Will Consider First Amendment Protection for Violence in Video Games
On April 30, 2010 By Andrew Cunningham July 24, 2010
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On March 23, 2010 By JETLaw March 23, 2010
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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