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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: Can Jack Thompson lead the video game industry out of society's doghouse and into a peaceful co-existence with its critics? Sure, when pigs fly. Earlier this week, everyone's favorite gam...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: It's game over for 2006, the craziest year ever in video game politics. And that's saying something, given the Hot Coffee hoopla that plagued 2005. Here are some of the major political st...

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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: I don't much care for Grand Theft Auto. Aside from occasional review duties, I don't play Saints Row, either, or Reservoir Dogs or Scarface. Crime games are just not my thing; however, I ...

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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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