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UPDATE: Calif. Can't Ban Violent Video Game Sales

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says California cannot ban the rental or sale of violent video games to children.
The high court agreed Monday with a federal court's decision to throw out California's ban on the...
Is it unconstitutional to ban the sale or rental of ultraviolent video games to children?

Should Violent Video Games Be Banned?

Violence in video games might be too real for kids. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
The Supreme Court heard arguments on November 2 about a California law restricting the sale of violent video games to children. The case, Entertainment...

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Violent Video Games

Are violent video games inappropriate for children? Credit: AP
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying ultra-violent video games in which players maim, kill or...
The high court has been reluctant to carve out exceptions to the First Amendment, striking down a ban on videos showing graphic violence to animals earlier this year.

Violent Video Games Alter Boys' Heart Rates, Sleep

Scientists in Sweden have found that violent video games affect boys' heart rate -- both during play and during sleep afterwards -- more than non-violent games. For the study, the boys were given two video games to play at home in the evening while...

Grand Theft Auto inspires real murder

Opponents of violent video games often express concern that impressionable players may try recreate the violent crimes of the games they play in the real world. On the flip side, others feel that violent video games are harmless and in fact provide a...

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