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Video games head into risky future

Times Colonist tackle the dangers of video games, claiming that "as well as violence, parents need to worry about effects of brain-controlled play".

"Video games are fast replacing television as the leading form of entertainment for children, a development that troubles child psychologists. Industry critics have no shortage of ammunition.

Products like Ultimate Carnage, Suicide Bomber and Naughty America have unleashed a barrage of violence, sex and mayhem on young people. And those are just the titles we can print.

But the industry's latest innovation is raising an entirely different set of hackles. The next generation of games coming onto the market use a system called brain-computer interface -- or BCI, for short. They exploit research that began in the health sector."

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