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NRA Points Finger at Culture of Violent Media at Press Conference on Newtown School Shooting
Video games, music video, and movies are the real problem, the gun lobby claims.

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California State Senator Leland Yee slammed the NRA's odd, new attack on video games.

Don't Trust the Research Saying Video Games Cause Real-World Aggression

Much of the research supporting the theory on violent video games comes out of a psychology lab at Iowa State University.

The NRA vs. Really Old Video Games: Important Updates for Wayne LaPierre

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For Some, Video Games Bolster Social Bonds

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A new study finds that video game playing is not always associated with a life of failing relationships and dwindling friendships.

Future architects to be trained via video games

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The Savannah College of Art and Design won a $40,000 grant to develop a video game to educate architectural students about the business side of the industry.

Game Blocks Helps Novice Developers Create Games For Free
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Maxis: SimCity's always-on DRM for gamers' benefit
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