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Iowa senator tells colleagues to stop playing games

Usually when a politician talks about video games, they're worried about the deleterious effects they have on children. At least one politician, though, is just as worried about the computer gaming problem among his fellow politicians. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports on freshman Iowa State...

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Senator Brownback brings back game bill

Presidential hopeful, Kansas Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, has re-introduced a bill that would require the ESRB play every game, all the way through, before assigning a rating. Every nook and cranny of that Thomas' English gaming muffin would have to be explored before slapping a rating on the...

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Proposed legislation: ESRB must complete every game

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) has proposed a bill that would require the ESRB to play games in their entirety before providing a rating. This, like so much other legislation, establishes how little the government knows about games, making us concerned when it tries to legislate gaming. The punch-line,...

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Did video games lose it for Lieberman?

Was support for video game regulation a significant factor in Joe Lieberman's primary loss to Ned Lamont in yesterday's Democratic Connecticut Senate primary? That's the theory put forth by one blogger, who says that the young children who remember Lieberman from the 1994 video game hearings are now...

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VG Voters send Senate 20K notes; survey up

New members to the Video Game Voters Network received an e-mail this morning letting them know that nearly 20,000 messages were sent to U.S. Senators from concerned gamers in just over a week's time. What were basically sent were form letters, addressed to the appropriate Senators, telling them not...

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