Via Research Blogging , I came across the blog Thoughts of a Neo-Academic , written by an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist. He has started a 10-part review of a recent special issue of the Journal of General Psychology, which examines the research into violence and video games. Part One is here , and worth a read. I tend to agree with this initial conclusion, that the media (and certain researchers) tend to take advantage of the occasional "big time" story to advance the narrative of violence being caused by video games, when in fact the research has concluded no such general, broad-based finding. I look forward to the follow-up installments.