Batteries Not Included | The violent video game debate

"Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" by Justin Ianlui, CC BY-SA 2.0

This week’s episode focuses on the ongoing debate over whether or not violent video games cause things like mass shootings. Darrin says they don’t, using the following studies as proof:

Supreme Court Ruling

No consensus on impact of games on youth aggression

Meta-analysis of multiple studies on video game violence

Study showing a decrease in violent crime associated with video game releases

Also, a roundup of some of the best games to play with your kids, and a look at new research – using rats – that could lead to new ways to fight cancer.


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