Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin used last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as an excuse to argue that the First Amendment protections on speech are important — but maybe less important than the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. “There are video games that yes, are listed for mature audiences, but kids play them and everybody knows it, and there’s nothing to prevent the child from playing them,” Bevin said during a radio interview. “They celebrate the slaughtering of people. There are games that literally replicate and give people the ability to score points for doing the very same thing that these students are doing inside of schools, where you get extra points for finishing someone off who’s lying there begging for their life.” It feels like we’ve come full circle, with very little progress made since the last time the debate over violent and questionable video games … [Read more...] about I can’t believe we’re still blaming video games in 2018
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The tragic accident that took place this Wednesday, 14th Feb 2018 in a Florida High School where a former student who was recently expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons unleased a storm of bullets. Killing at least 17 adults and children in the process. Kentucky Governor, Matt Bevin, in an interview on WHAS radio station with Leland Conway show said that Video Games have a partial role in such tragic incidents, even though no study has ever proved video games violence being linked to real-world acts. He said that Video games are listed for mature audiences, yet they are being played by children and everyone is aware of the fact that these video games are very horrific violence based entertainment platform. According to him, celebrating the slaughtering of innocent people even as a form of entertainment is something that does not make sense. Receiving game points on the killing of people has led these students to believe that this is somehow justified and morally correct. Hence, … [Read more...] about Florida School Shooting Blamed on Video Games By Kentucky Governor
Im a young teen and my parents think that i am adictes to video games. I try to play for about two hours on weekdays and on weekends it varies a lot. I have get straight As and i just finished a test applying to one of the top 20 magnet schools in the country. I'm super active and swim 3 hours (and some weeks 7) a week and my coach says im the best on the team. I have a pretty good social life and prioritize friends and family before any entertainment. My dad thinks that if I play more than an hour of video games in a day that i have a problem. My mom says she doest mind me playing video games as long as i do other things in my freetime. Btw freetime doesnt count swim or sports so its hard to find time for anything in addition to video games. All my friends play video games all the time and their parents don't realy care. I realy wish my parents would just let me do what i want sometimes. Does any1 have any reccomendarions for how to convince them? Btw im not asian. I dont know why … [Read more...] about Parents limiting video games.
Owen Duffy is a journalist, dad and board game expert from Glasgow. His blog, Cardboard Sandwich , is devoted to board games, card games, roleplaying games and anything else you can play around a table with friends and family. You might not have noticed, but we’re living in the golden age of board games. Video games may have dazzling graphics to savour, sprawling worlds to explore and a community of online players to pit your skills against, but analogue gaming has seen a major resurgence in recent years, with some incredibly talented designers turning out compelling, innovative titles that rival anything on your console or PC. This cardboard renaissance has dispelled some painful lingering memories of childhood Monopoly sessions, and it’s seen a growing number of players turning to analogue titles to discover just how much fun you can have with a few friends, a couple of beers and a well-crafted stack of cards, dice and tokens. But with thousands of games … [Read more...] about 8 board games to try if you love video games
Six years ago, The New York Times asked me to become a video game critic. Like most sufferers of the Dunning-Kruger effect, I figured I would quickly show everyone how the job should really be done. Three years later, my editors not only canceled my column, but they also jettisoned the idea of game criticism entirely, ending a run of 17 years in which the paper of record published video game reviews on a consistent basis. Oops. Writing is hard. Making video games is hard. Writing about video games? That’s like surviving Oregon Trail on bare bones rations and a grueling pace. (Am I dating myself? Oregon Trail was a kind of historically inflected Dark Souls that they let us play in grade school, back when we didn’t know what Minecraft was.) To write about video games, you need to know something about art history, computer science, sports, psychology, economics, the Happenings of the 1960s, experimental theater, improv, animation, film theory and Dungeons & Dragons, and … [Read more...] about Polygon’s 2017 Year in Review: video game essays from designers, authors and critics