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XXII.1 January + February 2015
Page: 64
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Public policy and violence in video games


Authors:
Joyram Chakraborty, Nirali Chakraborty

Public policies can influence many different types of interfaces. Popular topics within HCI that are subject to rules and regulations include accessibility, voting, and healthcare. However, as the HCI community has gotten more involved with the development of gaming systems, it is also important to examine how games are influenced by policies aimed at protecting the greater good. Due to the creation of gaming industry associations, a ratings system was adopted. In some U.S. states and in other countries, laws have stipulated who should have access to violent computer games, punishable by fines or incarceration. Computer gaming is also one…




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