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Thumbprint required to trade in games in Florida

Most of us are probably used to giving away a large amount of personal information to trade in video games. Many stores ask for all kinds of info. Phone numbers, zip codes, possibly even your home address will be locked away in some GameStop data vault. But what about your thumbprint? According to...

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Man shot for his Wii in home invasion

During a recent home invasion at an apartment complex in Palm Beach County, Florida, a man was brutally beat and shot in the bicep by multiple assailants. They sought a variety of his valuables, demanding jewelry, money, and other items from the victim before attacking. In the end, the robbers made ...

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Jack Thompson pays Florida Bar $42K

Former anti-games attorney Jack Thompson has paid $42,525 to the Florida Bar, reports GamePolitics. The figure represents the Bar's cost to prosecute Thompson during his disbarment proceedings. So, not only was he disbarred, but Thompson ended up paying the people that took away his livelihood. Th...

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Florida requests 10 years disbarment for Jack Thompson

The Florida Bar this week requested that embattled attorney Jack Thompson be disbarred for ten years based on the 27 misconduct charges he was found guilty of last month. Thompson was reportedly not there to hear said request, as he had walked out during the trial. According to a GamePolitics repo...

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Judge: Jack Thompson is guilty on 27 of 31 misconduct charges

We're not going to make jokes on this one and save the snark until the final ruling, but the judge presiding over self-proclaimed anti-games activist Jack Thompson's Florida Bar trial has recommended the attorney be found guilty on 27 of the 31 misconduct charges – 21 from the Devin Moore cas...

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Florida Supreme Court orders Jack Thompson not speak directly to them

The Florida Supreme Court has sent out an official STFU to controversial attorney Jack Thompson, who is not allowed to contact them directly ever again and will need to hire his own attorney to communicate with the Court on his behalf. This is an entirely separate matter from Thompson's Florida Bar ...

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Orlando museum attracts record numbers with gaming convention

Going to the science museum? Boring. Going to the science museum to play video games? Excellent! At least that's what we took away from an Orlando Sentinel article on The Orlando Science Center's third annual Otronicon gaming event. The conference, which just closed to the public, brought in a rec...

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Wii party at ... the library?

We can only guess that gaming at the ALA's Annual Conference took off (and how!), since now a library in Florida is turning to the Wii in order to lure in new readers. The library in Cape Coral managed to get their collective mitts on a few consoles and will be using them for (undoubtedly loud) we...

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Mercury Meltdown pub expands, promises new next-gen IP

As much as we have grown tired of having games developed for this generation of consoles referred to as "next-gen entertainment," that ire is evidently not shared by all. Ignition Entertainment, publisher of Mercury Meltdown and the adolescent undead romp Teenage Zombies, today announced the opening...

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Manhunt 2 on Wii a concern for Florida Attorney General

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, in an un-aired interview with Fox News reporter Orlando Salinas, is concerned over the release of the Rockstar's Manhunt 2 for the Wii. McCollum is apparently concerned over the motion controls, which are expected to simulate general movements of a murderou...

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