This summer has been full of negative allegations about video games and their effect on our psychologies and work ethic. Especially in the past few months, video games have been featured in both national and global news on an almost daily basis. The salacious portrayal of the gaming industry reached a fever pitch after the horrifying rampage in Norway on July 22nd, when it was revealed that the individual responsible used games, and in particular first-person shooters, to ‘train’ his combat skills. Not surprisingly, the media response to the Norway incident was quick and decisive. Several chains of retail stores in the country immediately pulled the offending games from their shelves, and some journalists urged stores elsewhere in the world to do the same.