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12:20 PM on 11.16.2009

PS3s being used to nab pedophiles

I guess the PS3 really does do everything. Not content to be a game device, a Blu-ray player, and everything else Sony markets it as, the PlayStation 3 is also a handy tool used by police to crack into the computers of suspec...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 11.09.2009

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker heading to Virtual Console

Moonwalker, the game everybody found an excuse to keep talking about after Michael Jackson died, finally has some relevant news attached to it. The game is scheduled for release on the Wii's Virtual Console, with European rat...

Jim Sterling

10:00 PM on 10.29.2009

Predictable: Modern Warfare 2 footage upsets people

It didn't take long. Modern Warfare 2's controversial footage showing civilians gunned down in an airport was confirmed only yesterday, and already people have decided to get offended and upset. For some reason, an Australian...

Jim Sterling

6:00 PM on 07.11.2009

Lil' Tommy Turnipseed: Ban war toys and war games, please!

You know what we've never run before? A story about some old, out-of-touch activist who claims that "studies show" videogames are bad for children. We've never written about people like that before, so let's write o...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 05.23.2009

Thai officials shut down game sites following boy's suicide

Yesterday, we told you about a 12-year-old boy who committed suicide after his parents banned him from gaming. The most curious aspect of the story was the fact that Thailand's overbearing Ministry of Health did not use the d...

Jim Sterling

12:20 PM on 05.21.2009

PTC applauds California's violent game appeal, tells lies

The Parent's Television Council, an organization dedicated to telling other people what to do, has applauded Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to appeal to the US Supreme Court over the dismissal of his hypocritical 2005 viole...

Jim Sterling





5:00 PM on 05.06.2009

Texan sex offenders may need to register online game handles

Quite why something like this hasn't been implemented sooner is beyond me, but it seems that Texas' legal system has finally caught up with the modern age and is considering a new bill that requires kiddy fiddlers to register...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 03.10.2009

Smoke pot, suck at games, claims anti-marijuana campaign

Anti-marijuana campaign Above The Influence is targeting gamers by demonstrating how bad their playing skills can get while feeling the effects of funny cigarettes. Pointing out the effects of pot on your memory, perception a...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 02.10.2009

Starcraft 101: Sitting in on Berkeley's class on Zerg rushing

There’s been a lot of talk recently about UC Berkeley’s class on Starcraft. Seems many people are blown away that a school as well-known as Cal would be giving units for playing a ten-year-old computer game. I mea...

Ben Perlee

1:57 AM on 01.29.2009

New York bill treats games like hazardous material, wants them locked up

New York, the state that seems to be in love with videogame legislation, is at it again, this time thanks to Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright. Wright is the man who wants to combat games that enforce racist stereotypes, but he a...

Jim Sterling

12:43 PM on 10.27.2008

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? on XBLA this Wednesday

It's not like I have cash to spare during this busy season, so maybe I should be thankful that Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is heading up Xbox LIVE Arcade this week rather than something halfway decent.One might argue t...

Jordan Devore

7:08 AM on 09.01.2008

10-year-old arrested for stealing from a fruit machine

You know, there are some people out there who complain when blogs write crime stories that are tenuously linked to games, but this one is just too brilliant to keep to myself. A ten-year-old British boy was arrested on Friday...

Jim Sterling

7:35 AM on 08.15.2008

Would you steal a PS3 to save your family? That's one excuse I suppose

Criminals dream up some of the daftest excuses for their actions, mostly because they always know somebody (coughjackthompsoncough) will be stupid enough to believe them. This has to be one of the more absurd reasons of recen...

Jim Sterling

12:48 PM on 07.02.2008

GTA IV being used to nab pedophiles

Cops in Michigan are currently using Grand Theft Auto IV to root out pedophiles, CVG reports. Where before, cops would scan Internet chat rooms to catch themselves some dirty perverts, forward-thinking police are now turning ...

Jim Sterling

9:55 AM on 06.16.2008

GTA IV turns you into a pedophile

Another day, another British tabloid finding something in a videogame that has outraged the "great" UK public. This one is an absolute classic, too. In GTA IV, there is a spoof Web site called littlelacysurprisepage...

Jim Sterling

9:59 PM on 04.25.2008

Canadian cops hop on the GTA IV stupid wagon

Probably feeling left out as the world's biggest moron parade marches by without them, the Calgary police department has come out to say that Grand Theft Auto IV is a "grave concern" and is worried about children be...

Jim Sterling