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Violent game-opposing UK politician ditches gaming debate

[Image: Flickr user Steve Punter] Keith Vaz, a member of British parliament whose anti-mature game stance is well-known by his fellow politicians, recently backed out of a debate on violence in video games during the Westminster eForum without any explanation for his absence. According to MCVUK,...

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British MP hopes to expand Gamers' Voice advocacy group

[Facebook: Gamers' Voice] Last month, we wrote about Facebook-based advocacy group Gamers' Voice, British Labor MP Tom Watson's initiative to combat the wave of negative press garnered by violent video games and gaming culture as a whole. At the time that story was published, the group had a few...

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British MP Watson leading charge against Modern Warfare 2 media controversy

Tom Watson, a member of British Parliament, has developed a sort of folk hero status among European gamers this morning. After his fellow MP, Keith Vaz, promised to decry the violence depicted in Modern Warfare 2 (specifically in that one scene) in the next session of Parliament, Watson publicly...

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UK Minister advocates Wii as learning tool

Tom Watson, UK government e-minister and member of Parliament, thinks that playing Wii beats watching the tube when it comes to helping kids learn. "I'd rather my boy be playing on his Wii than passively watching telly," he said. "Most games are educational," he added. You got that right, buddy. We...

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