An extract from the documentary film "Drone" shows military recruiters scanning video game fairs for the next generation of drone operators for often-lethal military activities in the Middle East and elsewhere.
For most consumers, playing video games is a harmless pastime, but for others it spirals out of control and becomes an addiction with very real offline consequences.
In an interview on MSNBC ahead of the Senate's hearing on gun safety Wednesday, Sen Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn, responded to a question by Chuck Todd on background checks for gun buyers by changing the subject to video games .
A look at the day's political happenings, including Mark Sanford's attempt to resurrect his political career and Stephen Colbert grills Piers Morgan about the U.S. Constitution.
Social media in China is blurring the lines between facts, lies and rumors, as evidenced by the Bo Xilai case; some homophobic video gamers are in an uproar about characters identifying as homosexual, bisexual or transgender; meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has made it back into young voters' good graces. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Scalia’s opinion is actually quite thrilling in enunciating an extremely broad definition of the free speech rights of minors. But it is simply bizarre in dismissing the claimed harmful effects of violent depictions while still insisting on the strictest puritanical view of the dangers of sexual imagery. This American life of ours has long been pro-violence and anti-sex, unless the two can be merged so that violence is the dominant theme.
According to a new study, girls 11-16 years old who play video games with their parents are less depressed and, in the words of this Bloomberg report, "generally better behaved" than those who don't. Apparently "Rock Band" creates Stepford children.