Popular video games, such as Electronic Arts' "Madden NFL," traditionally have been viewed as enemies rather than allies in the educational process. After all, many educators have questioned: What good can come from students sitting and banging away at gaming consoles for hours … [Read more...] about Educational Video Games: Coming to a Classroom Near You?
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A circuit court judge in Florida's Miami-Dade County has decided not to ban the sale of a controversial video game to minors.Judge Ronald Friedman previewed "Bully," a game scheduled to be released for Sony's PlayStation 2 on Tuesday. After watching a live demonstration of the … [Read more...] about Florida Judge OKs ‘Bully’ Video Game for Sale to Minors
A video game based on the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., the deadliest episode of school violence in the U.S., is stirring up controversy this week.The online game, "Super Columbine Massacre RPG," has been available on the underground Internet for … [Read more...] about Columbine Massacre Video Game Stirs Debate
The National Institute on Media and the Family (NIMF) released its 13th annual video game report card Tuesday. The report's findings this year are relatively upbeat, with improved grades for retailers and the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) for making changes that the … [Read more...] about Watchdogs Give Video Game Raters, Vendors High Marks
The Electronic Frontier Foundation last week called out the Entertainment Software Association for opposing its video game preservation efforts.The EFF and law student Kendra Albert earlier this year petitioned the U.S. Copyright Office for an exemption to the Digital Millennium … [Read more...] about EFF Lambasts ESA for Hindering Video Game Preservation Efforts