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4:36 PM on 04.23.2008

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 Counci...

Jim Sterling





1:23 PM on 04.22.2008

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...

Jim Sterling

3:49 PM on 04.21.2008

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 questio...

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 04.08.2008

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 ...

Jim Sterling

7:23 AM on 04.01.2008

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 d...

Topher Cantler

11:09 PM on 03.17.2008

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...

Jim Sterling

7:50 AM on 03.13.2008

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 b...

Jim Sterling

11:48 AM on 03.04.2008

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 childre...

Jim Sterling

10:56 AM on 02.25.2008

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 c...

Jim Sterling

12:17 PM on 02.18.2008

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 registrati...

Jim Sterling

9:59 AM on 02.11.2008

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 ramification...

Jim Sterling

3:15 PM on 02.08.2008

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 ...

Qais Fulton





7:54 PM on 01.21.2008

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...

Qais Fulton

1:27 AM on 01.17.2008

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 commerc...

Jim Sterling

10:01 PM on 01.12.2008

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 o...

Jim Sterling

10:14 AM on 01.08.2008

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...

Jim Sterling