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musth writes "With NFL 12, industry acknowledges gameplay depictions of head concussions influence RL behavior of young men — so why not likewise with sexual and violent behavior, one wonders....could it be the millions of dollars in violent video games, ya think?" Link to Original Source top
musth (901919) writes "Hey Slashdot: if video games don't lend themselves to violent behavior, why are they being used by the US military to get children revved up to live the good life and go out and kill people?" Link to Original Source top
musth writes "Here in Oregon the current drama is the rescue of the Kim family, who decided to take a wilderness shortcut over some forest service roads impassable in the winter. The father is a tech geek working for one of the tech web sites (I forget which). The family stopped at the vistors center in Wilsonville, OR, where they were warned to stay away from these roads, but staff there noticed he had a couple laptops, possibly GPS equipped. Google shows the road as usable and does not indicate the danger. The mother and child were rescued at the car, but the father trekked off for help, alone through the wilderness, again possibly relying on GPS. A major search operation is under way. They have found his pants and possibly some other items.
See http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf ?/base/news/1165379133269380.xml&coll=7 in The Oregonian; I think there are stories with more details out there. Got most of my info on the local Portland news last night."