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This Pikachu ski mask is fifteen kinds of horrible

There are young girls buried in the back yards of America that most likely have this image as the last thing they ever saw. It's allegedly a Pikachu ski mask but it looks like something only a perverse sex murderer would wear. I'm fairly ce...   read

 
 
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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 suspected pedophiles ...   read

 
 
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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 rating system PEGI...   read

 
 
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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 kids group has...   read

 
 
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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 one on this uniq...   read

 
 
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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 death as an excu...   read

 
 
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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 violent videogame la...   read

 
 
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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 their online g...   read

 
 
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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 and eye-hand coo...   read

 
 
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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 mean, seems pretty...   read

 
 
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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 also wishes to d...   read

 
 
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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 that I don't fal...   read

 
 
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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 for climbing i...   read

 
 
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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 recent memory, howev...   read

 
 
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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 their attention...   read

 
 
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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 littlelacysurprisepageant.com, which ...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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. ...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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