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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/NY_Video_Game_Bill_Barks_but_It_Doesn_t_Bite'; The video game world was buzzing last week following the New York legislature's passage o...

June 30th 2008 at 12:59pm 0 Comments
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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 are...

April 22nd 2008 at 2:58pm 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 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 down...

April 7th 2008 at 6:59pm 0 Comments
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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 column,...

January 25th 2008 at 12:04pm 0 Comments
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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 –...

December 31st 2007 at 2:35pm 0 Comments
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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 boy...

December 14th 2007 at 12:29pm 0 Comments
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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, Roc...

November 2nd 2007 at 1:57pm 0 Comments
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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 rage...

October 12th 2007 at 12:28pm 0 Comments
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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 Bu...

September 27th 2007 at 10:22am 0 Comments
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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 accoutreme...

August 13th 2007 at 12:01pm 0 Comments
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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: The new head of the video game publishers' association actually plays video games!Who knew?I certainly didn't when I wrote a snarky advice column to incoming ESA president Mike Gallagher...

July 27th 2007 at 12:13pm 0 Comments
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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: Perception is reality, except when it isn't. And in the case of Manhunt 2, it's not as easy as you may think to pick out the winners and losers from this week's craziness.Start with the...

June 22nd 2007 at 11:59am 0 Comments