Tag Archives: violent video games

[VIDEO] 2013 YFEP Film Contest Finalist: Video Games in the Crosshairs: Rewind

This film is one of ten semi-finalists in our 2013 Youth Free Expression Film Contest. LOVE this film? VOTE. You can help it win People’s Choice by liking it on YouTube. “Video Games in the Crosshairs: Rewind” by Logan Barrick … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] 2013 YFEP Film Contest Finalist: Video Games, the New Art Form

This film is one of ten semi-finalists in our 2013 Youth Free Expression Film Contest. LOVE this film? VOTE. You can help it win People’s Choice by liking it on YouTube. “Video Games: the New Art Form” by Nathaniel Bodnar … Continue reading

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We Have an Op-Ed in Today’s “Times of Trenton” Fighting Video Game Disinformation

Check out today’s Times of Trenton op-ed page for a piece by NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin calling out the dubious logic and “research” behind a bill the New Jersey legislature just passed that would put the state Department of … Continue reading

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High-Fiving A Million Angels: Debating the NYTimes Video Game Debate

This weekend, the New York Times featured comments on the debate over violent media in its Sunday Dialogue segment. The letters were written in response to one penned by Susan Linn, director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. A couple … Continue reading

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CT Town Schedules, then Cancels Good Ole Fashioned Video Game Burning

Speaking of stories straight out of the 1950s playbook, here’s one from right after New Years:   A group in Southington, CT decided to collect and destroy violent video games, bribing incentivizing resident participation with a $25 gift certificate for other forms … Continue reading

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Censorship News: The Video Game Issue

NCAC devotes the latest issue of Censorship News to video games and the latest in a series of efforts to “protect” minors by restricting their freedom of speech. We discuss the video game case heard in the Supreme Court on … Continue reading

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Violent video games in the Supreme Court

There were quite a few surprising moments at the Supreme Court argument Tuesday about California’s attempt to ban violent video games. There were references to “gratuitous violence” as material that “appeals to a base instinct especially [in] minors.” It made … Continue reading

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To ban or not to ban: Selling violent video games to minors

Does the First Amendment bar a state from restricting the sale of violent video games to minors? That’s the question now before the Supreme Court in a case that will be argued next fall. In Schwarzenegger v. Video Software Dealers … Continue reading

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Video games are ruining our children! A look at an amicus brief supporting CA violent video game law

Spilling a little red type.  GamePolitics does quick work on an amicus brief filed by the Eagle Forum (“leading the pro-family movement since 1972″) supporting California’s video game law by highlighting the most problematic claims of the brief. As GamePolitics … Continue reading

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