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Salt Lake City mall shooter didn't own video games {Joystiq}

Feb 19th 2007 4:57AM "All killers play videogames"

Proven false by contradiction.

"All videogame players can turn into killers."


It's nice to see that videogames aren't the cause of all rampages, but I don't see how this'll change public opinion.

Gran Turismo added to list of 'killer games' {Joystiq}

Feb 16th 2007 7:59PM I'll blame Kirby.

Happy little trees in jeopardy! {Joystiq Nintendo}

Dec 6th 2006 6:30PM SAY IT AINT SO!!!

If you could only play one more video game... {Joystiq}

Nov 28th 2006 3:44AM Final Fantasy III (VI jp)

Today's hottest game video: Accidents of big Elebits {Joystiq}

Nov 28th 2006 1:03AM His wiggly arms make me giggle every time. I know what I'm being next halloween!

New Smash Bros. trailer, in English {Joystiq}

Nov 27th 2006 5:01PM Anyone else think it looks a tad slower than Melee?

TG-16 games hit the Wii {Joystiq}

Nov 21st 2006 8:07PM Bonk's back! I loved Bonk!!!

The Political Game: Going negative {Joystiq}

Nov 10th 2006 11:51AM "Hit the hooker with the tire iron!" "Steal the old lady's car." "Shoot her first!"

My cousin screams that when she plays Lumines.'s weird.

Holy cow, somebody in the media got it right {WoW}

Oct 31st 2006 10:15PM NOTE: I read this over and it seems very fearmongery

"she says his son plays with both his mother and his friends, and that the game actually encourages real-world interaction modeled on the game, just as past generations of boys modeled their playtime on the TV and radio shows they experienced"

This seems like borderline dangerous thinking to me. There is a very concrete disconnect between avatar based interaction and real world play. Children may learn general courtesy, sure, but they're learning it through several degrees of separation. Vocal inflection, body language and facial cues are FUNDAMENTAL for human communication, and an environment like WoW can, at best, only offer a distant approximation of them.

Now I know she's not saying it's a substitute for play, and it's wonderful that she monitors her child's time on the computer, but as we edge closer and closer to a purely digital childhood I fear that some parents may take the easy route of letting their MMOs babysit their children, which is a playtime that can in no way be compared to the face to face playtimes of yesteryear.

The WoW Diet: 41 lbs in 90 days {Joystiq}

Oct 31st 2006 3:42PM He should have rigged the bike to power his computer. He'd be pedalin' a lot harder I reckon.