In a temporarily successful December attempt to remove a book by M.C.A. Hogarth from Amazon distribution, Games Workshop (GW) has tried to claim they have a trademark over the genre term “space marine.” This issue ended up getting a lot of press during February with the outcry from readers, gamers and writers. It was also about more »
A study that used MMO World of Warcraft to test cognitive functioning in seniors seems non-controversial. In today’s political climate, everything is a source of disagreement. Eric Cantor, Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, listed the study as wasteful spending in a release from his office.
President Barack Obama recently hosted a “Fireside Hangout”, a Google hangout that follows the tradition of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chats” over the radio. The only difference between FDR’s fireside chats and Obama’s fireside hangout, is that people can ask Obama questions, which makes it more like a chat than the original fireside chat. more »
The video games debate isn’t new and, surprisingly, for as much as we claim society has progressed in the past 20-some odd years, the debates we haven’t progressed all that much. This is especially true when the media debates rear their heads in the face of tragedy. More recently, the debate came back around after more »
Politicans have a track record of blowing things out of proportion without getting all the facts, and this is especially true on the subject of violent video games. Joe Biden, however, wants to get all the facts before jumping to conclusions. During a Google Hangout, Joe Biden commented on researching the effects on violent media on more »
Politicians, here’s some free advice, before you go around spouting that video games are a bad influence on people, maybe you should check that you’re not saying things that would be found on a 4Chan imageboard. In the midst of the Busboys and Poets’ Peace Ball in Washington, Ralph Nader declared that video games were more »
A couple weeks after NRA executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre said in a “Guns don’t kill people. Video games, the media and Obama’s budget kill people.” Shortly after that, the NRA released NRA: Practice Range for iOS. The game is a target range simulator that functions as the NRA’s “New mobile nerve center” which will provide informational more »
The war between Mexican drug cartels and law enforcement is as bloody as any military conflict. It will now serve as the backdrop for EA’s Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel. This shooter is dropping the bro-tacular vibe from the last couple of Army of Two games. It will feature a darker story pitting new more »
Representatives from groups including Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and GameStop met with Vice President Joe Biden January 11, 2013. The industry was well aware it would get some mention during President Barack Obama’s January 16, 2013 news conference. The first step Obama is taking is often government’s first step toward a problem: an expensive study more »
Black Ops II’s plausible future just hit a huge snag. According to the game, David Petraeus moves on from CIA head to Secretary of Defense by the year 2025.