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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games:Ladies and gentlemen of the Joystiq jury, I direct your attention to Independence Day, 2004. On that morning, Cody Posey, just an average 14-year-old boy, picked up a gun, walked into his...

September 29th 2006 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games:Despite an uninterrupted string of constitutional defeats, politicians continue to seek ways to legislate video games. In state capitals from Salt Lake City to Albany, political Captain Ah...

September 22nd 2006 at 11:57am 0 Comments
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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games:Wednesday's tragic shooting spree at Montreal's Dawson College has prompted yet another media feeding frenzy over violent video games. Word that 25-year-old shooter Kimveer Gill played Sup...

September 15th 2006 at 11:55am 0 Comments
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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games:Is it youthful and hip -- or just geeky and weird -- for a major political candidate to shake hands with a furry or kiss a baby avatar in the virtual world?We'll find out in 2008.When pres...

September 8th 2006 at 11:55am 0 Comments

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games:Picture a crisp Saturday morning in early November, 2006. Elections are only three days away. A flatbed truck draped in red, white and blue bunting cruises slowly through the parking lot o...

September 1st 2006 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games:If you think back to this time last year, you'll surely recall the State of Louisiana being ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Traumatized residents there are still trying to rebuild their live...

August 25th 2006 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Each week Dennis McCauley will contribute The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games:A well-known philosopher – I think maybe it was Doug Lowenstein – once said, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." How true. Since this a brand-new...

August 18th 2006 at 2:25pm 0 Comments
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Dennis McCauley, the big cheese over at GamePolitics, is running an op/ed at industry-site Next-Gen.biz (the .biz is how you know they mean business!) about why, if he had his druthers, Take Two would be the ones in Congress' hot seat and not "intermediaries like [the ESA's] Doug Lowenstein and [the...

June 19th 2006 at 12:31pm 0 Comments