Oklahoma Gamers Get Their Gamer Rights Back

Gamers From the Sooner State Avoid an Unnecessary Tax Raise on Video Games On February 20th, 2012, Oklahoma House Bill 2696 was defeated in the House Revenue and Tax Subcommittee. This legislation would have placed a 1% excise tax on the sale of all "violent" video games. When asked to withdraw his tax proposal from submission, Democratic Representative Will Fourkiller...

Tips not to follow when trying to save

Tips Not to Follow When Trying to Save Gas Every year without fail, the price of gas will yet again steal its fifteen minutes of fame in news headlines across the country. And it just so happens that the prices are currently stepping in the limelight and claiming its fame for its rapid rise. I dont know how you feel...

Japanese version of Homefront not to declare Kim Jong-il Dead.

Games - Homefront's Japanese version to be changed....slightly According to this Kotaku article the Japanese publisher of Homefront explains that only a few noticeable changes will take place in their port of the game. While the oppressive North Korea dictator will still be present in the game (though his son will be the majority North Korean focus) and the North...

Retail Video Game Chain Accused of Snatching Personal Information

Gamestop accused of taking personal information As seen here about Gamestop, a California woman filed the suit on Wednesday of this past week, claiming that a Alameda County GameStop store recorded her personal information such as her name, her credit card information, and her PII (personal identification information) after purchasing items with her credit card. The woman, Melissa Arechiga, believes...

A Ban on Late Night Online Gaming

Vietnam places a gaming curfew! While China was facing issue with the deaths of those who were addicted to online gaming Vietnam has came up with a plan to help cut down the amount of time spent playing online games and eliminate side effects. The Ministry of Information and Communication has asked internet service providers to block access to on-line...

Congressman to push Health Warnings on Games a second time.

Industry/Political News - Politician to Make Games to have Cigarette Box-like warnings Congressman Joe Baca (D-Califorinia) tried to introduced legislature in 2009 on display a label warning of links between violent video games and aggressive behavior. The proposal was denied. Read more about the 2009 legislature here. Cut to 2011, where he has now proposed the exact same legislature with...

Kim Jong Il's second son is too much of a gaming loser to run the DPNK

Politics in Games - North Korea not going be lead by a Gaming Loser One of Kim Jong Il's sons is apparently too busy playing video games to take over the reins of his father and run the world's most secluded militaristic oppressive country. Wikileaks (you know that organization that just likes to be the fly in every government's luncheon...

Canadian Military using games for military morale booster.

Canada using video games to boost morale A while back, the Canadian military had a garrison outside of Montreal opened a requisition for $25,000 (Canadian, that would be nearly $24,800US) worth of video games. People in the military scratched their heads in confusion wondering why they would ask for such an unusual proposal, but the info has now been made...

Mario Gets a Street in Spain

Industry News - Avenida de Super Mario Bros. opens! November (and the whole Fall of 2010, really) marked a huge milestone for our friend Super Mario! As of this weekend, a parade of violins and cellos playing the theme song, a crowd wild wearing fake black mustaches and the signature overall/hat pairing, and mascots galore partied on the unveil the...

California video game law getting no interest from Supreme Court

Industry News - Game Law has no interest to the California Courts There was little interest on November 2nd's presentation of a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors. The law has already been made invalidated by lower federal courts and justices appear to follow its steps. The hour long debate took a look at the...
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