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The Think Tank: Should the government regulate video game content?

While government regulation is welcomed in some corners of our lives, it's not always welcomed everywhere. After recent gun violence has been making headlines more than ever, U.S. President Barack Obama set out to "find the cause" through new funding for 23 executive orders that pertain to the...

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Firefall beta shutting down to protest SOPA

Gamers opposed to the controversial new SOPA legislation are somewhat limited in terms of voicing their displeasure. Game companies have a bit more visibility, and Red 5 Studios is making the most of it. On January 18th, the company will temporarily shut down the beta for its highly anticipated...

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South Korea gaming curfew law unanimously passes committee, moves on to National Assembly

Apparently the kids are not all right in South Korea, at least according to the adults who've passed a new law aimed at curtailing certain online gaming activities. A South Korean legislation and judiciary committee voted unanimously to adopt a law that will theoretically prevent kids under 15...

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Online gaming revenues soar in China

Online gaming revenues soared in China to 6.18 billion RMB (USD 906 million) in the second quarter of 2009, according to Reuters. They cite data from Analysys International, a research firm which states China's online game revenues for Q2 2009 were up 39.5 percent over last year. Among the top three...

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German Social Affairs Minister wants WoW classified 'Adults Only'

We've been reporting more and more lately on MMO censorship and legislation abroad, most recently with the troubles World of Warcraft faces in China. The latest news that we've come across comes to us from Germany where the Minister for Social Affairs in Lower Saxony, Mechtchild Ross-Luttman, wants...

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Chinese government to step up regulations on "unhealthy" online usage

While we gamers tend to roll our collective eyes at reports of Internet addiction and crimes being committed in the name of our favorite hobby, the Chinese government sees things a bit differently. According to a top legislator, around four-million Chinese youngsters under the age of 18 are addicted...

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