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Jack Thompson takes his fight to Utah radio

Fueled by the recent veto of his Utah game bill and the constant thirst for more, Jack Thompson made an appearance on Utah radio show "Utah Eagle Forum" recently to discuss the merits of the bill and, well, to be Jack Thompson. Claiming the Columbine school shooting occurred due to "training on...

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Star Jones video game violence segment

GamePolitics gave us the heads-up on Thursday, now they got the video as well. Above you'll find the segment from the Star Jones Show on CourtTV about video game violence. Jones uses a Columbine student, Leland Yee and an attorney for the video game industry to tell the tale. It's still weird to...

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The Political Game: Industry should distance itself from Columbine game

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: Super Columbine Massacre creeps me out. Maybe that's what designer Danny Ledonne had in mind. If so, mission accomplished. Ledonne clearly wanted to use the game medium to explore the...

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Columbine game blocked from receiving Slamdance special jury prize

When Slamdance festival director Peter Baxter removed Super Columbine Massacre RPG as a finalist in the festival's Guerrila Gamemaker Competition, he probably thought it would be the last time he would have to block the game from consideration for an award. As it so happened, though, Baxter found...

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Slamdance trots out new Super Columbine excuse

When Slamdance first announced they were pulling Super Columbine Massacre RPG from consideration in their independent game competition, Slamdance president Peter Baxter cited both advertiser impact and moral considerations as the reasons. Now, a new official statement on the Slamdance site has come...

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Slamdance treats games as kid-centric

Take a look at the finalists for the 2007 Slamdance Guerilla Gamemakers Competition and notice how only one game even remotely tackles a controversial subject, Super Columbine Massacre RPG. That game has subsequently been dropped from the running. And like that, we are reminded how video games are...

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Worst worst games ever list ever

PC World has slapped up a list of the ten worst video game ever created. The list includes some obvious choices, including the over-produced (ET), the over-hyped (Daikatana) and the basketball-star-over-exposing (Shaq Fu). It also includes some rather surprising choices. While most of the games on...

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Super Columbine Massacre RPG creator interview

Canadian television network Canoe interviewed Danny Ledonne, the creator of the Super Columbine Massacre RPG. The game has become the scapegoat for the Montreal "Video Game Killer" school shooting rampage. The interview is worth watching for the way Ledonne behaves himself. Like watching Marilyn...

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Columbine game scapegoated for Montreal shootings

The Toronto Sun (above) is one of a number of news outlets playing up the fact the Kimveer Gill, the shooter in a recent senseless attack at a school in Montreal, listed Super Columbine Massacre RPG as his favorite video game in a blog posting. At first glance, it seems like a natural connection --...

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Foiled Columbine copycats are gamers ... so?

Police foiled the school shooting plot of five Riverton, Kansas youths yesterday after being tipped off to their plans via MySpace. Yesterday's date was significant in that it marked the anniversary of the Columbine high school shooting in Colorado in 1999 and was also Adolf Hitler's birthday. So...

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