Supreme Court sides with game industry

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a California law that would have made it a crime to sell violent video games to minors. Here's why gamers are breathing a sigh of relief, and why similar laws might not be needed in the future.

By | June 27th, 2011|1 Comment

Schwarzenegger hits “continue” on violent games law

On the same day the state's lawmakers hunkered down and tried to figure out how to pare billions of dollars from the budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who earned millions of dollars starring in violent action movies aimed at teenagers, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a California law that [...]

By | May 21st, 2009|0 Comments

Time Warner retreats on metered Internet

Earlier this week, I blogged about Time Warner Cable's plans to test pay-by-usage pricing for its high-speed Internet service in four U.S. cities. For owners of the latest generation of game consoles, with their movie-download stores, streaming video capability and extensive online gameplay options, the experiment could result in much [...]

By | April 19th, 2009|0 Comments

Of ‘Pong’ and Presidents

When Barack Obama is sworn in on January 20, he'll make history as the first president in our nation's proud history to have grown up with video games. And while that's not as big of a deal as his other, precedent-setting characteristics, it's worth acknowledging if you've at any point [...]

By | November 9th, 2008|0 Comments

The gamer vote

Barack Obama becomes the first U.S. presidential candidate to buy in-game advertising. But will it work the way the Obama campaign intends it to?

By | October 15th, 2008|0 Comments