Video Games and Helping Behavior

Everybody knows violent video games reduce helping behavior. Or do they? A new study from Australia suggests the answer may not be so simple.

Is It the Competition or Violence in Action Games?

We worry so much about violence in our video games. But perhaps we are influenced less by what's in the media than by how we use it. This article examines whether it is truly violence in video games that stokes aggression...or whether it is competitive play and whether action games are much different from competition in sports, debate and elsewhere.

Did Video Games Help Sink Gun Control?

This month, expanded background checks for gun control suffered a surprising defeat in the Senate. Perhaps video games are to blame?

Culture War Games

Politicians, activists and scholars and hotly debating video game violence effects once again. And that's too bad. All of this attention is doing little more than severely damage the credibility of the field.