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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: If you haven't caught this week's edition of Time Magazine, put down EGM or PC Gamer or whatever gaming mag you read and be sure to pick up a copy. The cover story, "Why We Worry About th...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: Canada gets it. The Canadian government is offering grants and a contest to support emerging game developers. The program is called the Great Canadian Video Game Competition, and ten sma...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: It's obvious to anyone who watches T.V., listens to the radio or gives a second glance to their junk mail: political campaign ads these days are almost exclusively of the negative variety...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: At the vgXpo in Philly last weekend I was asked to serve on a panel discussing how to make Philadelphia into a video game Mecca. Tough question. Among life's imponderables, that's right u...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: Is the Bully controversy overdone? When was the last time a video game got the attention of British Prime Minister Tony Blair? Name another game title which spawned multiple protest march...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: There's a guy who posts on GamePolitics, the website I run. Good guy, works for one of the big three console makers. He has a user icon that says, "Vote Pro-Game." Nice idea. But would yo...

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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...

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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 A...

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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 Su...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 liv...

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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-...

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