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Joystiq interviews Brenda Brathwaite about sex and games

One could say Brenda Brathwaite wrote the book on sex in games -- and they'd be right. She is the author of Sex in Video Games, lead designer on Playboy: The Mansion, founder and chair of IGDA's Sex Special Interest Group and professor of game design at the Savannah College of Art and Design....

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Is the industry betraying its games?

In his final speech as president of the ESA, an inspired Doug Lowenstein took to the D.I.C.E. podium and called on industry professionals in attendance and beyond to join the 'fight' to defend games from unconstitutional censorship. Lowenstein reprimanded the unnamed publishers and developers who...

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Lowenstein chastises 'cut-and-run' developers

In his final speech as head of the ESA, Doug Lowenstein told those attending his D.I.C.E. keynote that he was proud of the ESA and ESRB but saddened by the developer's unwillingness to stand up for their work. Describing them as "cut and run developers," Lowenstein lamented about game makers who...

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It's official: Lowenstein leaving ESA

It's been widely reported since late last week, but now it's official -- longtime ESA president Doug Lowenstein will be stepping down early next year, as soon as a replacement can be found. In a press release, Lowenstein said he was "honored to represent the amazing companies of the ESA, to serve as...

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Clinton and Lieberman make nice with ESRB ... why?

GamePolitics reports that Senators Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) in a press conference today at 3PM will announce, with ESA President Doug Lowenstein and ESRB president Patricia Vance, a national campaign to raise awareness about video game ratings. Clinton and Lieberman have...

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ESA head doesn't like term "video game"

Doug Lowenstein, head of the ESA, is unhappy with the term "video game" being used to describe the industry. Say what? He thinks that by calling them games, the industry can't be taken seriously; whereas, if the terminology were changed, the industry as a whole wouldn't be as susceptible to...

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