Our Abiding Fear of the New: Computer Games and Controversy

J.I.L. Veugen

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Even though these claims have been disproven in many studies on the subject, 2015 saw the return of anti-games arguments and/or unsubstantiated claims about the negative effects of games and game violence on the human psyche. In this article, I want to argue that fear of the new often causes such claims, looking especially at previous controversies related to computer games to show that histoire se répète.
Original languageEnglish
Issue numberSchrikbeelden
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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