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Violent game-opposed National Institute on Media and the Family shuts down

If you've ever read a story we've written where some organization touts a piece of research "proving" the overwhelmingly negative effects video games have on youngsters, you've probably heard about the National Institute on Media and the Family. They're infamous for issuing typically low-scoring...

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ABC News polling guy rips apart game addiction figures

ABC News' Director of Polling, Gary Langer, has a little beef with a study we heard about a couple days ago, in which we learned that 8.5 percent of America's youth are addicted to video games. Langer has several problems with the study, one issue being that it was an opt-in online panel -- a...

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8.5 percent of U.S. youth addicted to video games, study finds

Douglas Gentile, a research psychologist from Iowa State University (and director of research for the National Institute of Media and the Family), recently conducted a study that found 8.5 percent of Americans between the ages of 8 and 18 (that's roughly 3 million people) are addicted to video...

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NIMF gives games industry 'C' in 12th report card

Poor video games. It seems that you will not, as you had hoped, be receiving a complimentary personal pan from Pizza Hut, the true prize of any straight-A student. Their pizza-free afternoon is the fault of the National Institute on Media and the Family, which gave the industry a "C," saying it was...

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Secret child shoppers wanted to check retailers

The National Institute on Media and the Family (NIMF) is looking for underage kids to secretly shop for Mature and AO rated video games. You know, like many departments of public health do with cigarettes. Just ignore the irony of putting a kid through the paces of purchasing something they aren't...

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NIMF hails Manhunt 2 rating as 'victory' for parents

The National Institute on Media and Family, an advocacy group that tasks itself with monitoring media for content they deem dangerous to children, is pleased with the ESRB's decision to rate Manhunt 2 as AO. They have previously criticized the ESRB for their lack of use of the Adults Only rating...

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NIMF report card lauds retailers, chastises parents

Most people know the National Institute on Media and the Family's annual video game report card for its list of ten games for children to avoid during the holidays. But the full report offers some interesting research and opinions on the industry as a whole. Most of NIMF's scorn this year is...

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