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Rep. Jim Matheson Wants To Ban Games That Don’t Have An ESRB Rating

Video games are the perfect scapegoat. Old people are scared of them, and young people will defend them with a fervor that’s borderline violent. When the media and politicians need something to blame for national tragedies, video games are often the first thing they turn to. Now one politician is attempting to restrict the sale of violent video games yet …

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That “Violent” Video Game-Burning Party Has Been Canceled Because They Already Made Their Point, Apparently

SouthingtonSOS, a community organization based in Southington, Connecticut, has announced that they are canceling their “Violent Video Games Return” event, as the media surrounding it has been enough to meet their goals. The event, first announced at the beginning of this month, asked people to bring in their copies of “violent” video games, movies, and CDs, to be broken, tossed …

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Gets A Release Date

AMC and Activision announced today that The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct will be released on March 26 in North America, and on March 29 in Europe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC. They even got Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker to do a promo (and check out Michael Rooker’s hat): Here’s the official description from AMC: …

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Wreck-It Ralph Hits Digital Download Services A Month Before The Blu-Ray/DVD Release

Who says that film studios are clinging to an outdated business model? Well, most us are, but some of the larger studios are starting to show some signs of progressiveness. Case in point – Disney will be releasing its best film from 2012 – Wreck-It Ralph – as a digital download first with the Blu-ray/DVD release coming a month later. …

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Town Schedules ‘Violent Video Game’ Burning Party Because That’s Obviously an Appropriate Response to Anything

The town of Southington, Connecticut apparently thinks that destroying “violent” video games, music, and movies is an act of “responsible citizenship.” On Saturday, January 12th, the town is sponsoring a “Violent Video Games Return Program” that asks people to bring their discs to a local theatre, break them, and toss them in a dumpster. Polygon says that the disposed-of games, …

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Let These Video Game Inspired Holiday Tunes Brighten Up Your Christmas

What’s the best part about Christmas? Is it the presents? No. Is it peace on earth and goodwill towards man? No. By far, the best part about Christmas is the music. So what would happen if you combined holiday music with the best Christmas gift of them all – video games? If you answered with anything less than “pure magic,” …

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Mozilla Announces The Game On Challenge

Web-based games have come a long way since the early days of Shockwave. Mozilla has been one of the leaders in this area by creating games that push the boundaries of HTML5 and other Web-based technologies. Now the non-profit wants other developers to create Web games for its Game On challenge. This year’s Game On challenge will be focused on …

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“Dumb Ways To Die” Gets The Video Game Parody It Deserves

I think we can all agree that “Dumb Ways To Die” is the most delightfully macabre video to hit the Internet in years. The viral ad, created for Melbourne’s Metro system, illustrates some rather idiotic ways in which a person can end their own life. It’s received numerous covers and parodies since then, but now the song has invaded a …

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Hulu Launches Video Game Trailer Hub

Hulu has announced a new location for gamers to find the latest game trailers and reviews. It’s called Hulu Video Game hub, and you can check it out today. “[W]e love video games at Hulu. So for this busy video game season, we’ve got you covered. We’ve taken a big first step in feeding the game trailer addiction by bringing …

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Steve Wozniak and Danny Trejo Team Up for New iOS Game

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is about to become an action hero, as he is set to star in an upcoming iOS game called “Woz with a Coz.” His costar for the video game is legendary movie badass Danny Trejo, who will help Woz slash up his wife’s kidnappers in classic 8-bit platformer style. Yes, I said Woz’s wife’s kidnappers… Here’s …

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Here’s How To Star In The Next Walking Dead Game

The wait is just about over. The Walking Dead Season 3 begins this Sunday (if you have Dish Network, you can still watch it via online stream). AMC has now announced a sweepstakes that gives fans a chance to win the Hyundai Tucson featured in the show or a chance to be in Activision’s upcoming The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct …

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Gambitious, Kickstarter Just For Games, Launches

Kickstarter valiantly declared 2012 to be “The Year of the Game.” The crowdfunding platform has pulled in well over $50 million for game related projects this year alone. Major developers like Obsidian have taken to the platform to help fund Project Eternity, a new RPG built for gamers by gamers. With Kickstarter seeing so much success, is there room for …

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