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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 world was buzzing last week following the New York legislature's passage of a video game statute. In voting overwhelmingly for the bill, New York became the first s...

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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 a...

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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 do...

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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 co...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 accoutr...

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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 Gallagh...

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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 t...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: The following is an IM exchange that I wish I had with Michael Gallagher, who took over as new head of the ESA on Tuesday: Me: yo, u there? ESA n00b: yup Me: how's the new office? ESA n0...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: School shooting? Mass murder? Horrific homicide? If the killer is of a certain age, video games are sure to be blamed, at least in certain quarters. But that age might be older than you t...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: You can draw a picture of your school. You can sketch it in charcoal or paint it in bright pastels or subdued watercolors. You can take an artsy black-and-white photograph of your scho...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: News Item: Fired Take Two CEO Paul Eibeler exits with a golden parachute ... Damn, damn, double damn. In a flash of devastating comprehension it dawns on me that I've got this "road to su...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: M-rated games can't ride the bus anymore in Boston or Portland, Oregon. Can't ride the train, either. The respective transit authorities in those towns have banned all future ads encompas...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: Have you taken notice of the kinder, gentler ESRB? In recent months the video game industry's ratings board seems to have been quietly, yet determinedly, remaking itself into a more open,...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: Doug Lowenstein took his leave of the video game industry last week with a stirring "I'm outta here" speech delivered at the D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas. By all accounts, Doug's comments...

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