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Mario Kart symbols appear on bike lanes in Portland, Ore.

Some wily vandal in Portland, Oregon has painted Mario Kart symbols into the pavement there on one of the city's bike lanes. You can see them in action in this video (also embedded after the break). Unfortunately, the bananas, star and speed arrows don't actually confer the same powers they do in...

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Jail guard busted for incriminating City of Heroes forum posts

Not all villains wear the proper attire. Take 30-year old David B. Thompson, for example, who posts on the City of Heroes message boards as Trafalgar (and has since changed his name to Deadwalk). In real life, Thompson is a corrections officer from Portland, Oregon with a penchant for using his...

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Oregon attempts game bill because Timmy broke Mary's arm

GamePolitics reports the Oregon House of Reps. is trying to blaze new trails by introducing a law making it unlawful to sell "ultra-violent" video games to people of the great state under 18 years of age. The bill was introduced by Rep. Arnie Roblan (D) and has no provision on what punishment would...

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Blame the games defense fails in Oregon

Note for future lawyers: "The games made me do it" defense isn't going to work. Patrick Morris, 19, was found guilty in the 2006 shotgun murder death of a 15-year-old boy and sentenced to life in prison. Morris' mother, Irma Espitia, said she tried to connect with her son but, "He would just go into...

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Public transportation and GTA: Vice City Stories

GamePolitics has a roundup of the Portland, Oregon public transportation system removing GTA: Vice City Stories advertisements. They've also linked to The Oregonian's columnist Jerry Boone's editorial about how GTA might cause a small percentage of gamers to go on "stealing, killing and raping...

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Video games curbing violence in Oregon prisons

The Oregon prison system has been experimenting with a new item in its non-cash incentive program, video games. Inmates earn the right to purchase a $35 gaming console, pre-loaded with 50 titles, after 18 months of good behavior. In the case of Kodi Dodgin, the games have helped him to stay out of...

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