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Study: Games Reduce Homework Time: Reuters reports that a new study has found that playing video games reduces homework time by as much as 30% for boys and girls. (July 5, 2007)

Rockstar's Controversial Bully Game Due in October: Rockstar's Bully game was already a big controversy over a year go. (August 13, 2006)

No Charges For Girls Who Made Power-up Boxes: Some teenage girls face criminal charges for trying to recreate the Super Mario Brothers game in real life. (April 7, 2006)

Zombie Cannibalism Games Make Parents Alert List: Two games with zombie cannibalism made a MediaWise Parent Alert! list of games to avoid letting your kids play. (December 2, 2005)

APA: Reduce Violence in Games Marketed to Kids: The American Psychological Association (APA) is recommending that violence be reduced in video games marketed to children. (August 22, 2005)

Aussies Ban Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: Australia isn't bothering with changing the game ratings on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas -- they are simply banning the game outright. (July 29, 2005)

Safe Games Illinois Act Passes: Illinois lawmakers have voted to pass a law that bans the sale of violent and sexually explicit video games to minors. (June 1, 2005)

New Tween Rating Category for Games: A new video game rating category, E10+ (Everyone 10 and older), has been introduced by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), to help consumers differentiate between games that have content appropriate for the whole family and games that are suitable for ages 10 and older. (March 4, 2005)

Illinois Governor Seeks Mature Game Ban: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich wants to make it illegal for video game retailers to sell violent and sexually explicit video games to teens under the age of 18. (December 17, 2004)

Games Too Violent, Watchdogs Say: The National Institute on Media and the Family (MediaFamily. (November 24, 2004)