Violence Articles

Dark Far Cry 3 Story Trailer Released
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It became clear at E3 that violence and videogames are still bound together pretty tightly and that dark re-imaginings of relatively innocent games (such as Tomb Raider) is going to become a trend the way it has for some movie …

Violent Video Games Increase Your Pain Tolerance [STUDY]
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If you’re planning on doing something that you know will cause you a lot of pain (maybe a tattoo or a waxing), it might be better to play a few minutes of Call of Duty than to take a couple …

New Far Cry 3 Trailer Shows Off Gambling, Hunting, and Crafting

Though pre-orderers may still be despairing that Far Cry 3’s release date was pushed back to the far edge of the holiday season, it is still one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year. The open-world first person …

Facebook Sparks Hallway Fight at Chicago High School

I thank God every day that I didn’t have stuff like Twitter and Facebook to worry about when I was in high school. For me, getting through the day was tough enough, as I wasn’t exactly the most vibrate of …

Do Violent Video Games Really Cause Aggression?

There is a long-lasting and at times intense debate about the possible link between violent video games and aggressiveness. A group of researchers from the University of Gothenburg are now questioning the entire basis of the discussion. In a recently …

Anti-LGBT Violence Sends 3 To Hospital In D.C.

Three separate incidents of LGBT-related violence in a period of just 24 hours has the gay community and their supporters in outrage. On March 11, a gay man was shot in a Columbia Heights IHOP after an altercation with a …

Video Game Tax For Oklahoma?
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Oklahoma State Representative William Fourkiller is concerned because he sees a lot of fat violent children. According to Fourkiller, video games rated teen, mature or adult only by the Entertainment Software Rating Board are making children violent. Also of serious …

Troll Violently Threatens FoxSports.com, Now On The Lam From LAPD Troll Violently Threatens FoxSports.com, Now On The Lam From LAPD

We here at WebProNews don’t thank you readers and commenters enough for expressing your opinions in non-threatening and (mostly) civil manners. To my knowledge, none of you have shared your desire to rearrange parts of our faces or longed to …

Best Black Friday Chaos Videos 2011, There Will Be Towels and Blood Best Black Friday Chaos Videos 2011, There Will Be Towels and Blood
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To successfully attend a Black Friday sales sweepstake, a person must develop a certain set of skills. First is learning how to box out and use elbows to keep away all the competition going after that Twilight blu-ray on sale …

Doom’s John Carmack: Violent Video Games Curtail Violence
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The early first-person shooter Doom, besides taking up a lot of my adolescent time, became one of the common examples of over-the-top video game violence back in the day. Today, the crown for ultra-violent games falls on titles like Call …

YouTube Calls For Help in Youth Violence Fight
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In an effort to crack down on Youth Violence, YouTube is calling upon its community of users to help flag videos uploaded to the site that feature underage people doing violent things like fighting each other. Once a video is flagged, the YouTube team will review it and decide if removal is justified.

Best Web Publicity? Go the Content Route

Launching a new product? A new book? Or a new product? If it’s mass consumer-related, you might want to take a leaf out of FakeSteve (Jobs) book, Options.

Fake Steve Jobs (AKA Forbes senior editor Dan Lyons) has been penning the Fake Steve satirical blog of the Apple co-founder to the bemusement of folks in the Valley. With potrayals of Microsoft boss Bill Gates as “Beastmaster Bill” (both Bill and the real Steve are fans of the blog), it’s garnered nothing less than a rabid following.

MySpace, Say Anything But That
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There’s no need to get Tipper Gore involved or anything. No need to relive that old Twisted Sister mess. But neither MySpace, Fox, nor the band in question has returned requests for comment, and usually, if somebody doesn’t want to talk about it, then it probably should be talked about.

Can’t Fix Stupid, But Congress Will Try

First let’s echo Ron White when he says, “you can’t fix stupid.” Now that we agree on that, let’s also doubt that imposing stiffer penalties on those stupid enough to post video evidence on YouTube of themselves committing a crime won’t really act as a deterrent. Because, again, you can’t fix stupid.