Girls Enjoy Jacking Cars, Too

Boys aren't the only ones who get a thrill out of virtual car theft and violence. A psychology blog points to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health that says one in five girls play a lot of Grand Theft Auto – and that it's their second favorite game, right after The Sims. The study, which surveyed 1,254 American kids, also revealed a few other interesting details about youth gaming culture. Apparently quite a few friendships spring up amongst boys playing ultra-violent games, and children often use the games as a way of dealing with stress.—Gregory Mone