Whenever a school shooting occurs in the U.S., which it does with alarming frequency, the videogame industry often becomes a target for outrage and blame. News headlines surrounding the Virginia Tech shootings made much of gunman Cho Seung-Hui's passion for Counter-Strike, a popular multiplayer game by Valve Software. The media drew a similar link between Columbine killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris and their combined predilection for playing Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. Harris even created new levels for Doom (known as "Harris Levels") that can still be found on the Internet. Fears about videogames' ability to transform impressionable teens into armed psychopaths have become so deeply ingrained in our culture that even the... More >>>