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Violent Computer Games

The October issue of Family PC lists video games many adults find disturbing because of their violent content. The magazine's editor, Robin Raskin, talked to CBS News Saturday Morning about the worst games, and about the non-violent games she recommends as alternatives.

Raskin said there are things parents can do to keep their children from the negative affects of violent games. She said parents should be informed about what games their kids are playing. They also should look at the rating listed on the game box and use it as a guideline. In addition, Family PC rates games in its GameGuard section, a parent's guide to computer games.

These are the games cited by the magazine as the most violent:

Violent Games

  • Carmageddon
  • Diablo
  • Doom
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Half-Life
  • Kingpin
  • Postal
  • Quake
  • Resident Evil

Raskin recommends these choices among nonviolent computer games:

Nonviolent Games:

  • Myst - an adventure game by Broderbund
  • Extreme Boards & Blades - a sports game by Head Games Publishing
  • Midtown Madness - a driving game by Microsoft
  • X-Wing Alliance - a game by LucasArts
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon - a strategy game by MicroProse

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