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Non-gaming kids are 'deprived'

MCV: The Guardian newspaper has defended the video games industry on its opinion pages – in an article that suggests children whose parents stop them playing games are 'deprived'.

The article, penned by games writer Naomi Alderman, begins with a reference to the banning of Eidos' Kane & Lynch advertising by the ASA in its first paragraph.

Alderman goes on to damn the idea of a 'shared' games space for the whole family – as suggested by Dr Tanya Byron in her recent Review – but calls Byron's report 'eminently sensible'.

She also sticks up for Rockstar in the piece, which carries the headline of: 'If we deny children access to all computer games, we deprive them of a rich and magical experience'

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