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Turn in violent video games, get ice cream in California county

The District Attorney of Marin county, California, is hosting a buyback day for residents' toy guns and violent video games, in an effort to highlight issues of domestic violence during October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. District Attorney Ed Berberian is working with the Center for Domesti...

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Report: Anti-games Sen. Leland Yee arrested on bribery, corruption charges

California State Senator Leland Yee, noted anti-video games official, was arrested this morning on charges of bribery and corruption, SF Weekly reported. The FBI conducted a raid of San Francisco's Chinatown district, and KCRA reported that agents took "computers and other documents" from Yee's off...

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Grand Theft Auto 5 promotional materials, in-game locations leak out

Retailers running preorders for Grand Theft Auto 5 (which is coming out in spring 2013) were supposed to wait until November 5 to give away any promotional items. Pictures of what appears to be a little keychain image viewer have leaked, both revealing that as a pre-order bonus for the game and sho...

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California out nearly $2 million on failed video game legislation

When California agreed to foot the Entertainment Software Association's $950,000 legal bill accrued during its deconstruction of Brown v. EMA, we estimated the state's cumulative payout to the ESA at around $1,327,000. Once you factor in the state's own legal costs, however, California's total payo...

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Kojima Productions planning new studio in California

Kojima Productions is looking to do some Kojima Producing in the US, according to senior producer Kenichiro Imaizumi. Discussing a new brand manager position on Twitter, Imaizumi said "Yes, we plan to open a studio in CA. IF we can find the right people." In what we hope is a coincidence, this come...

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California to pay ESA $950,000 over failed game bill

The State of California has agreed to reimburse the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) $950,000 in legal fees for fighting Brown v. EMA up to the Supreme Court. The state must have brought in its top negotiators to get the original request for $1.1 million reduced. Including reimbursements f...

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Supreme Court delegates Brown v. EMA expenses ruling to Ninth Circuit

Legal representation ain't cheap, especially when your squad of top-notch lawyers are defending your industry/community's constitutional rights of expression. Apparently, setting legal precedent racks up a $1.4 million tab, and the Entertainment Merchants Association has requested that the bill b...

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Call of Duty XP attendees get free 'Hardened' edition of MW3, teaming with We Can Pretend

Beyond chomping (hopefully) real burgers at the faux fast-food establishment, Burgertown, Call of Duty XP attendees get a "special redemption code" for Modern Warfare 3's Hardened Edition, for use "when it becomes available worldwide on November 8." Included in the price of admission is also the ...

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ESA wants $1.1 million reimbursement from California for SCOTUS battle

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has filed for a $1.1 million reimbursement for attorneys' fees from the State of California for fighting Brown v. EMA. The ESA's argument for reimbursement: "California persisted in defending a law that Plaintiffs warned the Legislature was unconsti...

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Stacking dev crafting Pixies-inspired Matryoshka dolls for tribute art exhibition

This fall, Double Fine project lead Lee Petty will try his hand at something other than developing games about Russian stacking dolls, though it doesn't deviate far in spirit from his usual work. Along with a few dozen other artists, he'll be creating a Pixies-inspired work for an art exhibit in ...

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