I came across a recent Associated Press article about a study done on the effects of a video game console (in this case, the Playstation 2) on a child's academic performance. Most of the same information in the article can be found in a similar one here. Demonizing the video game industry is nothing new, but some of the evidence against it is of dubious quality at best. Kids who have video game systems play more video games than those who don't? How did we not see that before?!