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A new breed of games are being used to treat depression. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Doctors’ Opinions Split Over Battling Depression With Video Games

People usually play video games for fun, but as CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois reported, a new breed of games are being used to treat depression.

08/01/2014

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5 Ways To While Away A Rainy Afternoon In NYC

Let it rain! Here are five great ways to pass the time during a rainy day.

07/15/2014

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WATCH: Adam Jones Demolishes WFAN’s Craig Carton In RBI Baseball

Carton took issue with the Baltimore outfielder’s tactics. “You didn’t play (with) the Orioles,” he said. “You took the Dodgers!”

06/24/2014

Screen capture of the video game "Play to Cure: Genes in Space." (credit: CBS 2)

Researchers Turn To Video Game To Help Decode Cancer

“Play to Cure: Genes in Space” was developed by scientists in Great Britain to help them decode massive volumes of genetic material from breast tumor samples.

02/06/2014

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Seen At 11: Empathy Themed Video Games Could Change The Way You Think

There is a new type of video game out and it’s one that doesn’t involve violence.

10/14/2013

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Lawmaker Wants Video Game Makers To End Deals With Gun Manufacturers

Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said the popular video game, “Call Of Duty,” features the Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle – the same assault weapon used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook assacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.

08/21/2013

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Staten Island Whiz Kids Create Their Own Video Games

Most parents are constantly trying to tear their kids away from video games, but that is not the case at one school on Staten Island.

06/13/2013

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Post Office Issues Warning After Thieves Begin Fishing From Brooklyn Mailbox

It’s fishing season in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn – but not in the sense of catching actual fish.

04/29/2013

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Christie: Parental Consent Should Be Required To Sell Violent Video Games To Minors

It’s all part of an overall proposal outlined by Gov. Chris Christie last week to strengthen existing gun control laws in New Jersey and target the root causes of mass violence in response to the Dec. 14 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

04/25/2013

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Gov. Christie Announces Plan For Curbing Gun Violence

The proposal calls for expanding government-funded mental health treatment, requiring parental sign-off before minors can buy or rent violent video games and mandating would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs.

04/19/2013

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Connecticut St. Sen. Wants Task Force On Video Game Violence

St. Sen. Scott Frantz says teenagers who pack guns and carry out massacres at schools seem to share a couple of things in common.

02/15/2013

Gov. Chris Christie with officials at the Statehouse in Trenton - Jan. 17, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Chris Christie Appoints Gun Violence Task Force As Forum Held In Ewing

The way Gov. Christie sees it, guns are just one piece of the puzzle, a very complicated puzzle, and that’s why he has assembled the task force of experts to study the root causes of violence in New Jersey.

01/18/2013

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Merrick GameStop Robbed After Madden Launch

The action was a little too real last night at a video game store on Long Island.

08/28/2012

Damage from the pipe bomb attack (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Family’s Home Attacked By Series Of Pipe Bombs; Suspects May Be Linked To Gaming Community

Three men are behind bars tonight after they allegedly launched explosives at a home in Monroe, New Jersey.

07/15/2012

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Study: Video Games Actually Lower Crime

We all know how wildly popular video games are, but many parents are disturbed by the violence of some games that their children or teens play. But could playing those violent games actually benefit whole neighborhoods in a very unexpected way?

05/24/2011

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