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NY gov. Spitzer cites hoax site in anti-games campaign

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer recently presented a slide show in his ongoing campaign against video games which contained a heavy dose of sensationalism and just a dash of inaccuracy. Created by the New York Department of Criminal Justice, the 20-minute presentation called "Video Games and...

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Gaming while driving laws coming soon

As states pass legislation to curb the distractions of drivers, we can't help but agree with one bit of anti-gaming legislation: gaming and driving laws. Considering the number of people that have either come close to, or have fully experienced, the fun of somebody hitting your car because they are...

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NY game bill awaits passage in July

Though two pieces of video game legislation passed in New York -- one in the Senate and one in the Assembly -- a compromise was not reached in time for a vote before the current session ended yesterday, reports Game Politics. The compromise was reached, however, and a unified bill is expected to...

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Wiimbledon tomorrow, no sign of strawberries and cream

Where were we weeks ago? We so would have made a pilgrimmage to Brooklyn to get our Wii tennis on. Maybe next year we can get in on this, since we hope tomorrow's Wiimbledon Wii Sports tennis tournament is the beginning of a yearly event. And where are the other Grand Slams, people? Get to work!...

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NY Times: Game law probably won't 'pass muster' in courts

We've been saying it all along, but maybe if the New York Times says it, the politicians will finally listen. In an editorial the NYT says violent and sexually explicit games can be bad, "but banning them as [Governor] Spitzer and legislators want to do probably will not pass muster in the courts."...

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Rumor: Marketers head for the hills, a fond farewell to Kaplan and Harrison

It's a wild week in the world of Nintendo's upper management in marketing ... we think. Recently, Nintendo's marketing department was told they'd need to ship off to either New York or San Francisco from their current homes in Redmond. According to Game Informer, as astounding 90% decided to...

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World Cyber Games tournament in New York

The World Cyber Games held their US Open video game tournament last week in New York. The two-day event had 68 competitors waging (hyperbole alert) fierce and epic battle for $20,000 in cash and prizes. Players competed in nine different games (titles and winners after the break). We overheard...

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Vicarious Visions pens op-ed on troubling NY game bill

The Albany Times-Union today ran an op-ed piece by the CEO and president of Vicarious Visions (Marvel Ultimate Alliance), a New York based development company, about the New York video game bill legislation going down. They discuss being "deeply troubled" by the legislation currently being...

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NY game retail bills pass; retailers could face felony charges

Two bills from the New York state legislature -- one backed by Republicans in the Senate and one by Democrats in the Assembly -- have been passed. Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno (R) and Governor Eliot Spitzer have both made comments leaning toward an agreement being made between the two houses,...

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New York tests limits of game legislation with felony bill

The latest bill proposed in New York would actually make selling or renting a game to a minor which has "depraved violence and indecent images" a class E felony. What is that exactly in prison time? According to New York penal law, "For a class E felony, the term shall be fixed by the court, and...

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