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The White House's We the People site is supposed to help the government hear your calls for change, but that isn't quite how it worked out: backlogs meant that it took ages to respond to petitions. You'll be glad to hear that the service is getting a much-needed tune-up, though. As of today, the...

July 28th 2015 at 8:34pm 0 Comments
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a petition to the Library of Congress and the United States Copyright Office this week over the modification of abandoned games, particularly those that require an online connection to prevent piracy. The EFF is seeking a change to current laws that would de...

November 5th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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We've received several tips over the last few weeks about a petition players are circulating in the hopes of resurrecting NCsoft's ill-fated MMO shooter Tabula Rasa. Even Richard Garriott himself tweeted about the campaign. But inside the Massively virtual offices, most of us just shrugged sadly. W...

June 14th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Last week, TUAW ran several stories about app-discovery and deals app AppGratis being pulled from the iOS App Store for alleged violations of Apple's developer guidelines. Now the developer is gathering online signatures to a petition in hopes that they can sway Apple to reconsider its ban of A...

April 15th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The recent ruling that effectively bans third-party phone unlocking has ruffled more than a few feathers, and the people have spoken with their electronic signatures -- 114,322 of them, to be exact. Now the petition to the White House, which asks that DMCA protection of phone unlockers be reconsid...

March 4th 2013 at 1:13pm 0 Comments
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The online petition to bring GTA 5 to the PC has amassed many more signatures. Just two days ago the petition had 41,000 signatures and today has exceeded 100,000. The new goal is to get 150,000 people on board.Rockstar has yet to comment on the petition and has only confirmed GTA 5 for the Xbox 36...

November 29th 2012 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Over 41,000 gamers have signed an online petition requesting a PC version of next year's open-world crime-caper sim, Grand Theft Auto 5.Rockstar has said that GTA 5 won't target next-generation consoles, pegging the latest in the iconic series for PS3 and Xbox 360 only – for now, anyway. Rock...

November 26th 2012 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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It goes without saying that City of Heroes fans are no strangers to the idea of a heroic effort. Now they face the greatest possible challenge of the game's existence: try to prevent the impending shutdown. A petition has been formed asking for a stay of execution, and fans are convening at a mes...

September 5th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Slightly over a dozen protesters from Change.org and SumofUS delivered a petition signed by more than 250,000 people to the Grand Central Terminal Apple Store today. Both organizations are urging Apple to improve working conditions at factories run by its overseas suppliers, particularly Foxconn's...

February 9th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments