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  The Video Game Revolution: "Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked" by Henry Jenkins | PBS
Former military psychologist and moral reformer David Grossman argues that because the military uses games in training (including, he claims, training soldiers to shoot and kill), the generation of young people who play such games are similarly being brutalized and conditioned to be aggressive in their everyday social interactions.
Video games are not a meaningful form of expression.
Yet, a child who responds to a video game the same way he or she responds to a real-world tragedy could be showing symptoms of being severely emotionally disturbed.
www.pbs.org /kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html   (1728 words)

  Computer and video games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The popularity of computer and video games, as a whole, has been increasing steadily ever since the 1984-1987 drop-off caused by the video game crash of 1983, and the popularity appears to be continuing to increase.
Computer and video games have been the subject of frequent controversy and censorship, due to the depiction of graphic violence, sexual themes, advertising, consumption of illegal drugs, consumption of alcohol or tobacco, propaganda, or profanity in some games.
Video games are made by developers, who used to do this as individuals or small teams in the 80's.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Video_game   (4730 words)

 Computer and video game music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the time video games began to blossom as a form of entertainment in the 1970s, music was stored on physical medium in analog waveforms like compact cassettes and turntables.
Games for the N64, because of the cost of the solid state memory, typically had samples of lesser quality than the other two however, and music tended to be simpler in construct.
Video game music is performed by orchestras around the world, such as the London Symphony Orchestra or the FILMharmonic Orchestra in Prague.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Video_game_music   (6503 words)

 Video Games - Education for Parents
These games reward and encourage violent criminal conduct and, under current laws, retailers are not obligated to impose restrictions on the sale of video games to minors.
Allowing video games to only be sold to adults will have no affect on the ability for this industry to pursue its profit and its "art" amongst adult consumers.
In the face of scientific proof that there is potential for irrevocable damage when children play violent video games, as a society we would be grossly derelict to not enforce the standards that the video game industry itself has said are prudent and necessary.
www.parentstv.org /PTC/videogames/main.asp   (1259 words)

 Brookhaven 1958 Video Game
Video games capture the rapt attention of millions of children and adults.
Ahl said he knew about computer gaming done at MIT and by a small company in Cambridge as early as 1961, but was not aware of it being done anywhere else prior to the year in which he spotted the video tennis game at Brookhaven.
Whether it was the first or not, Higinbotham's game had in effect the same features found in today's video games.
www.osti.gov /accomplishments/videogame.html   (1158 words)

 The Video Game Revolution | PBS
This is the story of how a whimsical invention of the 1960s helped spawn the computer industry as we know it.
Video games have influenced the way children live and play, forever altered the entertainment industry, and even affected the way wars are fought.
See when The Video Game Revolution is playing in your area.
www.pbs.org /kcts/videogamerevolution/index.html   (100 words)

 Playboy undressed video game women - Aug. 25, 2004
Joining her in the CGI photospread (which will accompany an article about the changing face of gaming) will be a handful of gaming characters.
The game was a "Sims"-like clone that featured full frontal nudity and encouraged you to get your two characters to have sex.
The growing presence of video game nudity and sexuality — both in and out of games — is something of a double-edged sword for the industry.
money.cnn.com /2004/08/25/commentary/game_over/column_gaming?cnn=yes   (822 words)

 Viewing Review @ Video Game City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
At first all of these elements involved in making a character can be overwhelming, but with a little bit of in-game time will allow for the making of the ideal character.
Enjoying the game won’t be so much getting used to this style, but coming to terms with it.
If the game was released when it was originally planned to be, then these graphics still would have been dated looking.
www.vgcity.com /reviews/191.html   (973 words)

 VideoGameReview.com - Activision Star Trek - Away Team Reviews
The two games may both use small squads to deal damage; and they may be squads of specialists, but that is the only way they are similar.
Whoever designed this game did do SOME research, as the few shuttles I saw were accurate compared to some I saw on the show.
I expect every game to have their share of bugs, but this game had way too many.
www.videogamereview.com /cat/pc-games/pc-games-strategy/activision/PRD_82535_1459crx.aspx   (1925 words)

 Video Game Addiction - Preteen Kids Culture Article
Ask any preteen how they love to spend their spare time, and chances are you'll get an earful about video games.
According to some studies it would appear that the excitement of video games causes the brain to release a chemical that is, in essence, addictive.
But she adds that it's important that video and computer games are played in moderation.
www.theparentreport.com /resources/ages/preteen/kids_culture/130.html   (351 words)

 Video Game Law Blog :
At issue is the game’s “extreme level” of violence, with New Zealand’s Chief Censor citing the game as one of the most “violent and callously sadistic” that he has ever seen.
By subjecting a parent to criminal liability for providing a video game to their child, the State of Oklahoma is the first in the country to pass a law that takes the unprecedented step of telling parents that the government knows better than they what games their children should play.
The video game industry was quick to react to this news and the ESA has already officially voiced its opposition to the new law, stating that it intends to contest its constitutionality.
www.davis.ca /community/blogs/video_games   (2518 words)

 Game Programming, Video Game Design, Video Game Programming
Yes, video game design is hard, but the rewards are worth it.
Game Institute courses are offered at some of the best schools in the country so you can earn undergraduate level college credits that can be placed into a credit bank for transfer to your current school.
Game Institute students have used their game programming skills to obtain new jobs and to advance to better positions in their current jobs at some of the top companies both in and out of the video game industry.
www.gameinstitute.com   (359 words)

 Amazon.com: Katamari Damacy: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
When you load the game for the first time, you will be greeted with giraffes, rainbows, bicycles, and a plethora of other things- all performing some contorted dance- just for you.
After first reading about this game in PSM, in a small article in the back of the magazine, and then finding discussions everywhere on the web I was intrigued.
To sum it up, this game is like going to the amusement park for the first time as a kid.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002Y2XXQ?v=glance   (1556 words)

 Video Game Parodies
One of the most fun things to do with Flash is play around with old video game sprites (characters).
Video game parodies have a lot of charm due to their retro look.
DECLINE OF VIDEO GAMING 2 - Mock video games and defeat your developer foes.
www.newgrounds.com /collection/videogameparodies.html   (1905 words)

 Welcome To VGDC!
If you love games like Tomb Raider Legend, God of War, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, with a little Crash Bandicoot Thrown in, Pitfall is for you.
For a game made in 2004, it was way ahead of its time.
You have to find a slope to walk up out of the water, and this is the most annoying part of the game.
www.videogamedc.com   (1067 words)

 The First Video Game
Among the examples were the trajectory of a bullet subject to gravity and wind resistance, missile trajectories and a bouncing ball.
Four of the operational amplifiers were used to generate the ball motions and the others to sense when the ball hit the ground or the net, and to switch the controls to the person in whose court the ball was located.
See a streaming video of the Tennis For Two video game in action.
www.bnl.gov /bnlweb/history/higinbotham.asp   (1058 words)

 Discuss Video Game Reviews: All systems, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Nintendo & Video Game Cheats
Discuss video game social issues like violent video games and censorship.
Discuss games from other systems; classic games; gaming accessories; old console; comics, and more.
gaming manufacturer, or game producer, and is not meant to be an endorsement of any company,
www.discussvideogames.com   (393 words)

 The Swift Report: Christian Gamers Resurrect Christ--and Profits--in Global Video Game Market   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Christians worldwide are making their spiritual presence felt as the demographic base of video game players expands.
While non-believing adult males 18 years and older still constitute the largest group with 38% of gamers, 26% of all adults playing video games were Christian in 2003.
While this real-time strategy (RTS) video game, not reaching shelves until early 2005, may well rank among the top selling high-quality strategy games of the year, LBG's corporate real-time strategy may be to pray the Rapture holds off until at least after the spring.
swiftreport.blogs.com /news/2004/11/christian_gamer.html   (2046 words)

 Sexual Moments in Video Game History
In the golden age of video games, there wasn't a whole lot of blatant sexual stuff in games.
Unless of course you had a copy of "Leisure Suit Larry" - then you probably got a rare glimpse of that oh-so-naughty pixel that was supposed to represent a nipple.
Unlike other sites which try to force sexual situations in video games, we're scouring tons of classic games for those moments which require no alterations.
www.i-mockery.com /minimocks/sexual-games   (240 words)

 MTV.com - Video Games - Game Trailer Premiere - 50 Cent: Bulletproof
"I'm out to destroy the competition and my video game is no different," he crowed.
Expect more screens, video and info on MTV.com's GAMES area launching this spring.
Get the most exclusive video game clips MTV has to offer, including this week's...
www.mtv.com /games/video_games/peep_show/50_cent_bulletproof   (208 words)

 Video Game Maps - Ian-Albert.com
The pixel art in 2D video games can be very beautiful, and it brings back a lot of memories for those of us who grew up on Nintendo and SNES.
Here are some games I have at least some interest in mapping, but don't take this as any firm plan.
GameFAQs is more text info on games (walk-throughs and such) but has the occasional map of item locations and such.
ian-albert.com /misc/gamemaps.php   (471 words)

 Video Game Ideas
Video Game ideas is a site were gamers can submit their game ideas and watch them flourish while other gamers build onto your ideas or build onto other game ideas!!
Be sure to specify in your e-mail wether it is a new game idea or add-on to another idea.
You can give a credit name also and please give what genre and the title of the game your game is. Just email me
www.geocities.com /raider_87   (130 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Video Game Systems Work"
Home video game systems, also known as consoles, are a popular form of entertainment.
And then there are the homes with one of the many other game systems.
In this article you will learn what video game systems are, a little about the history of game consoles, what is inside a game console and what the future holds for these systems.
www.howstuffworks.com /video-game.htm   (202 words)

 The Video Game Museum - The largest source for video games
To all you malchick and devotchkas news editors out there that point their glassies to VGM when getting screenshots for their Virtual Console Mondays news to please show us the love and give credit where credit is due.
The Game Gear endings were updated today thanks to Andrew Rae's contributions.
Finally, a new Nintendo DS Gamepics section with screenshots for Yoshi's Island 2 depicting the whole game and a new Nintendo DS Endings section with the full ending.
www.vgmuseum.com   (343 words)

 VGMaps.com: The Video Game Atlas
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VGMaps.com is an archive of video game maps up since May 6, 2002.
All directly "ripped" game images are the property of their respective copyright holders.
www.vgmaps.com   (103 words)

 Visual C# 2005: Learn to Program the Fun Way
Whether you are new to C# programming or just want sharpen your skills by learning some of the ins-and-outs of video game development, we have the webcasts that can help you.
In this webcast series there is a variety of language specific topics to get you started as well as some fun 2-D and 3-D game development techniques to help you take your development path to the next level.
MSDN Webcast: 3-D Game Development (Part 11 of 11): Gaming and Miscellaneous Effects (Level 200) (Level 200)
www.microsoft.com /events/series/msdnvideodev.mspx   (168 words)

 Game Cheats | Video Game Cheats | Game Cheats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
You will find one of the largest indexes of video game cheats for Playtation 2, Xbox 360, Xbox, Gamecube, Gameboy Advanced, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP and PC video game platforms.
We have tons of video game cheats and codes for each of the video game systems.
You can start finding game cheats by selecting a platform below for the video game system you wish to find game cheats and codes for.
www.gamingcheats.com   (100 words)

 VGMusic - 10 years, 21,000+ Game Music MIDI files
Posted by Yaginuma on 08/05/07 04:45 PM The lucky winner of the Guitar Hero contest grand prize (copy of Guitar Hero II with guitar controller) is Rogelio of Bakersfield, California, USA.
To be honest, rules to that effect have been in place for some time now, but I just recently noticed that no mention of it was made in the Privacy Policy, and in the interest of disclosure, I have added it.
Posted by Yaginuma on 07/28/07 02:15 PM Daniel DeCastro was kind enough to provide VGMusic a copy of his master's thesis: "Quality Video Game Music Scores, Considering the Standards Set, and Personal Reflections" which I converted to HTML and posted online.
www.vgmusic.com   (633 words)

 Game Menu :: Every Video Game :: Nintendo, Sega and more!
Game Menu :: Every Video Game :: Nintendo, Sega and more!
Play all the old video games you grew up with - online and free.
All Games Copyright © To Their Respective Owners.
www.everyvideogame.com   (64 words)

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