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The Political Game: NY video game bill barks, doesn't bite

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: The video game world was buzzing last week following the New York legislature's passage of a video game statute. In voting overwhelmingly for the bill, New York became the first...

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The Political Game: One vote against an EA Take-Two takeover

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: Unless you've been watching Grand Theft Auto IV trailers nonstop for the last few weeks, you probably know that game publishing giant Electronic Arts is attempting an "all your base...

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The Political Game: Welcome to the Slippery Slope

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: If you pay attention to the First Amendment arguments offered in defense of video games, you'll often hear reference to something called the "slippery slope." This does not refer to a...

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The Political Game: Stand up and be counted

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: The video game industry finally stood up for itself this week when Electronic Arts called Fox News out over the network's lies about Mass Effect. It's about time. The theme of this...

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The Political Game: When it came to games, 2007 was politician heaven

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: It may be Game Over for 2007, but the political ripples of the past twelve months will be felt long into the New Year. And while Jack Thompson made a lot of noise – as usual...

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The Political Game: Hey, Guv, your hypocrisy is showing

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: A lot of nasty stuff is happening in the world these days: war, poverty, terrorism, racism, and the collapse of the housing market, to name just a few. And yet Mitt Romney, the pretty...

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The Political Game: Manhunt 2, the gift that keeps on giving

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: There's the Jelly-of-the-Month club, and then there's Manhunt 2. Like the el Cheapo holiday bonus which sparked Clark Griswold's comic spazzout in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation,...

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The Political Game: The Battle of Britain

Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: Suddenly, surprisingly, the UK has become Ground Zero in the political and cultural war surrounding video games. For a long time, England was a backwater in this fight. The video game struggle...

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The Political Game: The Public Nuisance

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: Once again, Miami attorney Jack Thompson is attempting to have a video game -- Halo 3 this time -- declared a public nuisance. He failed badly in such an attempt in 2006 with Rockstar's...

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The Political Game: The Mod Squad

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: Somewhere in the mountains of Pakistan, Osama bin Laden is lounging in a cave, chuckling into his goat stew. It's surely a well-equipped cave, complete with all of the electronic...

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