August 3, 2006
Guitar Hero Gaming Night Date Set!
The library will be organizing a second gaming night Saturday, October 21st, from 7-10pm. Current plans include Guitar Hero and DDR contests with fabulous prizes, as well as an interactive talk with UIUC gaming researcher Dmitri Williams. Students can bring their own games to hook up to our TVs, or play games on the library consoles (XBox260, PS2, etc.). Watch this space for more information!
August 1, 2006
UIUC Study: No strong link between games and violence
From the UIUC News Bureau:
No strong link seen between violent video games and aggression
"Results from the first long-term study of online videogame playing may be surprising.
Contrary to popular opinion and most previous research, the new study found that players’ “robust exposure” to a highly violent online game did not cause any substantial real-world aggression."
The study in question was conducted by UIUC researcher Dmitri Williams (Speech Communications).