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The White House's game jam focused on education

Pizza boxes, crowded computer labs and an overworked coffee maker – these are common sightings at plenty of game jams, but the interior of the White House and Secret Service members are a bit more uncommon. USA Today reports that 100 developers saw both when they gathered in Washington, D.C....

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Barely Related: Alan Moore's million, James Franco's Rant

Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think of this as your casual weekly recap of interesting (and...

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Nintendo joins National Park Foundation for the White House Easter Egg Roll

Nintendo will bring along its fitness-oriented games when it joins the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, in attending the White House Easter Egg Roll. This year's theme is "Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape," which means Nintendo bringing Wii Fit U and...

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Vice President Joe Biden to games industry: 'You have not been singled out' on gun violence

Vice President Joe Biden met with leaders and researchers in the video game industry on January 11 to discuss gun violence and the impact entertainment may have on consumers' real-world actions. Biden was charged with leading a task force to gather input from members of the gun violence debate...

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Michelle Obama's healthy apps initiative announces winners

The White House's "Apps for Healthy Kids" initiative, fronted by First Lady Michelle Obama, has picked its winners. Among games, first place goes to Trainer, which encourages kids to train with virtual animals. Other winners include Fitter Critters, about properly feeding a virtual pet; Food Hero,...

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New White House plan increases FBI anti-piracy force

Yesterday, the White House announced its new Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement. In the plan, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel describes an initiative to increase FBI resources devoted to investigating and curbing piracy of films, games, and other...

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