Category: Research


As a criminology student at Rutgers University, one of my assignments was to write an analysis and criticism of a Supreme Court holding within the last few years. We were encouraged to creatively select a holding with the goal in mind of picking it apart, teasing out its implications, and relating it to criminal justice and criminology.

I took the rare opportunity to cross my academic interest in criminology with my personal interest in video games, covering the biggest landmark legal case for video games in history. What follows is my exact paper, word for word.

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A couple days ago, I wrote about a Fox News article on Bulletstorm, the awesomely controversial new shooter from Epic Games coming out very soon. In my post, I ranted about a woman named Carol Lieberman, who directly claimed that video games cause rape. Since then, she did an interview with Kotaku to defend herself. Carol Lieberman vs. Video Games: Round Two.

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Fox News decided to stir the pot with this year’s video game controversy, the upcoming shooter Bulletstorm. The article is entitled, “Is Bulletstorm the Worst Game in the World?” and goes on to make all kinds of sweeping claims about violence, sex crime, and video games. Here’s what I think of this hodgepodge (NSFW language and photos after the break).

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A new study linking driving habits and gaming habits has been frequenting the internet lately, but just what are the researchers trying to convey? I happen to be a research student in a Rutgers PhD program, so here’s what I think.

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Via Kotaku, I just stumbled upon this article on a new study that purportedly says that playing more than two hours of video games per day causes attention problems. As usual, whenever video games have been blamed for other problems in the world (e.g. violent behavior, attention issues), I was incensed.

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