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Texas may require sex offenders to report gamertag

GamePolitics has a report on a bill being considered by Texas lawmakers that would force convicted sex offenders to submit their gamertags and other "Internet communication identifiers" to law enforcement. GP says that in the strictest interpretation of the law, the offender could be banned from n...

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Texas Gov. signs game developer tax break bill into law

When he's not busy keynoting major industry events and extolling the virtues of his state, Texas Governor Rick Perry is a swell guy. Further incentivizing the aforementioned game industry types, Mr. Perry just recently signed into law a bill that will extend the 2007 initiatives, according to the ...

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Suspected pedophile targets Texas girl using PS3 and camera

Texas ABC affiliate ABC-13 is reporting that a 24-year-old Kentucky man, named Anthony Scott O'Shea, was using his PlayStation 3 to request nude self-pictures from an 11-year-old Texas girl. According to police, Mr. O'Shea did not own a computer and was solely employing his PS3 and the PlayStation N...

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ESA prez asks Texas to extend tax incentives for game developers

In an op-ed piece fort the Austin American-Stateman, Entertainment Software Association president Michael Gallagher asks the Texas legislature to extend the state's economic incentive programs for the game industry -- such incentives were signed into law in 2007 by Governor Rick Perry. The bills t...

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Certain Nintendo controllers face retail ban

Nintendo could see its GameCube, Wavebird and Wii Classic Controller banned from retail shelves. Bloomberg reports that Nintendo has lost its attempt to overturn a $21 million patent-infringement verdict brought against the company by patent trolls patent holders Anascape Ltd. of Tyler, Texas. The...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry: For developers, everything's better in Texas

If we had to summarize thismorning's E keynote speech by Texas Governor Rick Perry in three words, it would be "Texas is awesome." If we had a few more words, we'd say "Texas is awesome, and so is the game industry." After a short introductory video featuring a few Texan developers (including Warre...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry keynoting E3

The ESA announced this morning that Texas Governor Rick Perry will give the keynote at this year's E3. OK kids, remember that E3 is a business and media summit before flipping out and asking why the governor of Texas is keynoting the event. Texas actually has a large development community (particu...

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Gamecock details E.I.E.I.O. 2008 expo

Self-described campaigner for independent titles and apologetic speech crasher, Gamecock Media Group, has detailed plans for its second annual and awkwardly worded Expo For Interactive Entertainment, Independent and Original. This year's E.I.E.I.O. is scheduled to take place on March 6 at the pres...

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Microsoft faces class action lawsuit due to Xbox Live outages

It appears that a sincere apology and the promise of a free arcade game aren't enough to satisfy the unbridled rage of some Xbox Live users suffering from frequent outages -- three Texas residents slapped Microsoft with a class action lawsuit yesterday, claiming that the disruption of the service ov...

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Future US responds to Texas suit

Publisher Future US recently responded to the very strange charges filed against the company by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. AG Abbott claims that Future's website GamesRadar.com doesn't "adequately protect [children's] privacy and safety" and the site "unlawfully collect[s] personal informat...

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