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CT senator proposes bill to ban minors using fake guns in arcades

Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp proposed a bill in January that would ban anyone younger than 18 from playing "violent point-and-shoot" video games in arcades or other public establishments. The bill defined "violent point-and-shoot" games as any entertainment device that used the "facsimile of...

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Mass. removes violent games from turnpike rest stops

In response to a complaint and the events in Newtown, Connecticut, the state of Massachusetts has removed nine violent games from rest plazas controlled by the state. The service plazas affected were in Charlton, Ludlow, Lee and Beverly. If you're curious, the Mass. towns of Charlton, Ludlow, Lee a...

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Sony's failure to report data breach incurs CT Senator Blumenthal's wrath

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is "demanding answers" about why Sony Computer Entertainment of America failed to inform customers of the data breach of the PlayStation Network on April 20. "When a data breach occurs, it is essential that customers be immediately notified about whether and...

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Conn. State Sen. Slossberg wants confirmation of GTA IV rape scene

Go ahead and Google: "Connecticut State Senator Gayle Slossberg." Now, just imagine how different that page is going to look once news spreads that Sen. Slossberg (D) wants confirmation of the rape scene in Grand Theft Auto IV. The New Haven Advocate reports that Slossberg admits she's never playe...

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Lvl 70 Republican specced legislative candidate LFG

There's usually a wide chasm between video games and the politicians who make decisions that affect the sale and content of said games, so whenever we hear of a civil servant with a ludological streak, it warms our heart. Sure, their trysts with gaming are usually not major aspects in their lives,...

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Kill Jim Liebowitz mocks all sides of gaming politics

Both sides of the video game violence divide are mocked in the satirical Kill Jim Liebowitz. The video tells the tale of Jim Liebowitz, an anti-games Republican senator from Connecticut who is obviously a composite of Jack Thompson and Joe Lieberman, and how the video game Kill Jim Liebowitz messes...

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PS3 shooter may have been running scared

The Norwich Bulletin has obtained court documents in the case of the Putnam, Conn. PS3 line robbery that show one of the suspects may have been trying to flee a murderously jealous ex-con. Seriously. Alleged robber Andrew Patnaude said in a signed statement that a Mr. Mayheu "stuck a gun, a long-bar...

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Safe sex UCONN video game up for bids

The University of Connecticut has opened up bidding for developers to produce a Safer Sex Video Game. Although there was a mandatory pre-proposal teleconference to begin the process last week, we're talking about academia here, so everything is negotiable. To start, there is a 43-page document to d...

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Did video games lose it for Lieberman?

Was support for video game regulation a significant factor in Joe Lieberman's primary loss to Ned Lamont in yesterday's Democratic Connecticut Senate primary? That's the theory put forth by one blogger, who says that the young children who remember Lieberman from the 1994 video game hearings are now...

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