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    For gamers, this is all tired ground. Longtime video game fans are sick of defending their hobby from pundits like Jack Thompson, the now-disbarred lawyer who infamously railed against games like Grand Theft Auto and Bully, and Carole Lieberman, a psychiatrist who made headlines in early 2011 when she said that video games led to rape. (There is no published scientific evidence that video games lead to rape.)

    But what about the more reasonable claims? Though scientists have not found any links between video games and violence, there is a heated debate over another, more relevant question: Do violent video games make us more aggressive?

    and this history lesson:

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:26:50 AM PST

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