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This week, U.S. President Barack Obama asked Congress to dedicate $10 million toward studying the effects of violent media—including games. In the wake of last month's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school—and the revelation that killer Adam Lanza had enjoyed shooter games like Call of Duty—violent video games have again become a significant topic in national conversation.
Have researchers found any links between video games and violence? Will violent video games really make kids more aggressive? Or are we wasting time and money?
For better or worse, the gaming industry has made it standard practice to create sequels and spin-offs of popular titles year after year. What are some of your favorite video game sequels of all time, and which franchises should be put to rest already (or given an extended vacation)?
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