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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 becoming exposed ...

 
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PTC issues whiny little warning about GTA IV

As expected, the upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto IV has seen the scaremongers and crybabies of the world come out in full force to stamp their little feet in protest. Once again, it falls to the Parents Television Council to issue one ...

 
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EU demands that games industry look after children better ... sigh

The European Union (known in some circles as The Nazi Party 2.0) has given the videogames industry two years in order to protect children better. Apparently, game companies are not doing enough to replace parents and teachers and now have t...

 
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Chicago authority pulls GTA IV ads from buses with a little help from Fox

With Grand Theft Auto IV right around the corner, leave it to Fox News to try and throw a spanner in the works. Using the recent focus on violence and of course, those precious children as its "in," Fox News questioned the appeara...

 
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Guitar Hero III's Satanic shenanigans upset musician

Charlie Daniels, the man who wrote and performed The Devil Went Down to Georgia, has hit out at Guitar Hero III for perverting his song and allowing the Devil to win. Daniels is angry because the song is "supposed to be a lighthearted ...

 
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SCANDAL! Photographic evidence of Joseph Leray's filthy videogame addiction

Confirming our earlier hard-hitting report, new photos reveal that web idol joseph Leray has indeed been involved with the seedy world of videogames prior to this morning's incident. Evidence shows Leray as part of numerous drunken videogam...

 
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Jack Thompson tells me to rape a child: Advocating molestation is not cool

Jack Thompson is my best friend in the whole wide world. I know some of you don't like the guy and are sick of hearing of him, so by all means go read one of our many other stories, but for those of you who love our notorious Destructoid co...

 
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Oh Japan, you and your child molesting: Disturbing Wii game is disturbing

I'm surprised it's taken this long, but here's the first "erotic" adventure game for the Wii. Cleaning Squadron Clean Keeper is a rather tame dating sim, but in true Japanese fashion, it just has to be that little bit disturbing. ...

 
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Banning Bully will make children magically stop being evil wankers

Big shock -- Bully: Scholarship Edition is released today for the Wii and Xbox 360 and right on cue, here come the parade of prehistoric scaremongers who want to see it banned under that age-old veil of protecting the children. Oh save the ...

 
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Hypocrisy: Game hating governor's son causes controversy with his own game

Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius is no fan of videogames, nor modern music. She fully supported attempts to legislate videogame sales, claiming that games and song lyrics "promote violence," and are among the new challenges that ...

 
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Texas Attorney General goes after GamesRadar

Stupid lawsuits ahoy! Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed suit against GamesRadar because he feels it has not done enough to protect children -- wait ... what!?What?That's right. Because GamesRader uses a registration system simil...

 
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You got some government in my videogames: UK crackdown commencing

They tried to do it in America and failed multiple times through its unconstitutional nature. In England, however, there is nobody to stop the government from applying compulsory ratings on videogames, with legal ramifications for those who...

 
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Kiss your loved ones goodbye: Puzzle Quest 2 confirmed

I'm going to give it to you straight folks, I suspect shenanigans. It seems a little convenient to me that just before word of Puzzle Quest 2 being confirmed arrives, a big controversy is kicked up, distracting every forward thinking, moral...

 
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Satan's Sudoku: Another mainstream journalist reveals their ignorance

You'd think that in the wake of Kevin McCullough's tyrannical screed the mainstream media would've laid off the game chatter, leaving those of us actually tasked with covering the industry to do our jobs while the fervor died down.  No...

 
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Stranglehold commercial banned in the UK

The Advertising Standards Authority -- the UK-based advertising group that removed posters for Burnout in London last year -- has banned the above commercial for Midway's not-very-good shooting game, Stranglehold. The commercial sees a digi...

 
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Should kids be banned from videogames? New 'study' claims they should be

It's that time of the day, boys and girls, time for another bit of "research" that tells us all how mentally unhealthy videogames are. Today's slice of alarm-flavored study pie suggests that children under the age of seven should ...

 
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McDonald's blames fat kids on videogames

If you felt that today was lacking a few ironic laughs, you'll be pleased to know that Steve Easterbrook, the chief executive for McDonald's UK, has recently blamed videogames and TV for child obesity. While he quasi-admitted that it might ...

 
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Breaking News: Parents to blame for screwed up kids, not games

In pleasantly shocking news, mainstream media outlet The Star-Gazette reports today that parents, not videogames, are responsible for the development of their own children.  I'm sure you're reeling from the shock of such an announcemen...

 
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Sega has harnessed psychic powers: Partnering to make mind-controlled toys

While only loosely related to videogames in the vaguest sense, it's too amazing to fully ignore. Sega Toys, a branch of Sega Sammy, is partnering with Neurosky to create thought-controlled toys. Neurosky's technology allows the user's brain...

 
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Parents concerned about content of their kids' videogames, never their fault

Here's an absolute shocker of a story for you: Microsoft discovered that over 75% of parents in Europe are concerned over the content of the videogames they willingly let their children play, while 43% of them were unaware of any kind of ra...

 
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Leland Yee warns parents against 'violent' games this Christmas

Leland Yee, the California State Senator obsessed with violence in videogames, has issued another of his friendly warning letters to parents, spreading the word about those evil, evil games and their prevalence during the holiday season. In...

 
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Pictochat? More like Pedochat! Sensationalist story on the DS and pedophilia

I just got done reading a most hilarious report concerning an alarmist anti-DS blog post in which parents are encouraged to destroy the expensive toy they got for their children. Presidential wannabe Sen. Sam Brownback is an evangelical Chr...

 
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New book says "Games are good for you"

Games don't make us kill, maim or rape, or mentally retard us into small lumps of drooling pus. We all know that. But a new book by software developer Mark Prensky is rallying to our cause one further step by espousing the many positive sid...

 
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ESRB and Idaho AG team up to explain the utterly obvious

It might seem obvious to intelligent people that a parent should check the age ratings on videogames if that parent doesn't want his or her child to be playing mature titles, but as I've said in the past, the majority of breeders are like m...

 
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Destructoid reader warns Jack Thompson about the true evil in America

This letter was shared with us by Destructoid reader Steve Menegozzi AKA kariomart, where he made a shocking and terrible discovery about the true source of corruption in America's youth. Usually we wouldn't run something like on the front ...

 
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The Wii Zapper will lead to murder, chaos and utterly retarded parents

Destructoid reader cjpkiller sent me an email this morning letting me know he saw this and thought of me. He was right to do it. What we have here is a nice collection of some of the most insane blathering I've ever seen with regards to the...

 
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UK Prime Minister promises he won't censor games: Actually wants to be sensible

Now, while you might expect some trademark cynicism in a post about how UK prime minister Gordon Brown wants to look into violent videogames and how we can protect children from their evil ways, it might refresh you to read that, for once, ...

 
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Schwarzenegger could help cost the US $1 million in anti-game costs

Ironic enemy of fantasy violence, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was warned that his attempts to label mature games as violent and make their sale to minors a felony went against the constitution, would be thrown out of court, and could end up cost...

 
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Let the BioShock kiddy killer hysteria begin!

Okay, so yesterday my attention was drawn to this rather pathetic little article about 2K's gaming masterpiece, BioShock. Yes, it seems that the scavengers of the mainstream media have finally smelled fresh meat and galloped over to stick t...

 
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China's Jack Thompson: online gaming is a major cause of stupidity and crime

Jack Thompson may be the one most of us associate with the anti-videogame stance, but he's hardly cornered the market with his view on the subject. Hailing out of China is a 61-year-old Sociologist named Tao Hongkai who has a few outspoken ...

 

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