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BBFC states the obvious about violent video games

The BBFC has published its research into video games, and there are some reasonably interesting stats about the preferences of male vs female gamers, the age groups playing games and so on. And in the not-very-surprising category:

younger games players are influenced to play particular games by peer pressure and word of mouth, but negative press coverage for a game will significantly increase its take up

“Ban this sick filth” coverage boosts sales! Who’d have thunk it?