In honor of the awesomeness that is Modern Warfare 2, we thought we would take a look back at the great war video games that have been produced thanks to the wonders of seventh-generation console technology.
Now here is a topic we’ve talked about here before. What are the best Star Wars video games of all time? This is a question that always brings back strong feelings of nostalgia as we think on some of the games that have come and gone. It’s also a question that comes up from time to time in the form of a poll. This certainly isn’t the first time we’ve seen this and I doubt it will be the last but that talks about the best Star Wars video game ever. Currently in first place is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (no surprise there). You can vote on the 34 items in the list and give points to your pick for favorite Star Wars game ever.
Gamers may have been sick of World War II games 10 years ago, but there now seems to be a rejuvenated interest in the era, indicated by the online enthusiasm over the rumors of , and by the success of the . While gamers wait for Battalion 1944 and other new World War II games, they can pass the time by checking out the 9 best World War II video games that have released over the years.
Studies suggest that when violence is rewarded in video games, players exhibit increased aggressive behavior compared to players of video games where violence is punished. The reward structure is one distinguishing factor between violent video games and other violent media such as movies and television shows, which do not reward viewers nor allow them to actively participate in violence. An analysis of 81 video games rated for teens ages 13 and up found that 73 games (90%) rewarded injuring other characters, and 56 games (69%) rewarded killing. People who played a video game that rewarded violence showed higher levels of aggressive behavior and aggressive cognition as compared with people who played a version of the same game that was competitive but either did not contain violence or punished violence.