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Posts tagged Punishment

Wii-playing police receive slap on the wrist, strict talking to

Look, if people are going to eschew their work day in favor of having a gaming tournament, we're the first to sympathize. In the case of those in the business of protecting our lives from murderers and financial institutions though, we find it hard to offer much solace. So when eleven officials...

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Potpourrii scent to WiiWare next week

Look people, we don't really have a lot to work whiff here. As readers, we realize you may be incense-itive to these issues, but sometimes we bloggers aren't all a factory of witticisms and scintillating content. Sometimes you have to sigh, press on and accept that the news can be boring....

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Video games are a part of prisoner rehabilitation

The issue of video games in prisons has resurfaced; this time the publicity surrounds a private prison in Florida purchasing two PlayStation 2 systems (with inmate commissary, not with tax dollars) as part of an attempt to relax prisoners. This comes after recent debates over the right of prisoners...

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Virtual crucifixion punishes bad behaviour online

Punishment in virtual worlds is always a tricky topic; warning or banning players is all very well, but doesn't always get the message across. Second Life's virtual corn field gives naughty players the gift of boredom, but MMO Roma Victor has gone one further. A player convicted of ganking in this...

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