Metacritic Ditches Developers' Career Ratings

Shortly after introducing ratings of individual video game developers, based on the aggregated ratings of games in which they are credited, Metacritic has scrapped the idea altogether, saying the information is incomplete and can't be trusted. » 3/31/11 9:30pm 3/31/11 9:30pm

Apple Approves, Quickly Removes "Baby Shaker" App

This is probably not how Apple planned to celebrate the week it hit a billion downloads from the iTunes App store. It's apologized for admitting the unabashedly tasteless "Baby Shaker" for distribution, and removed it. » 4/25/09 1:30pm 4/25/09 1:30pm

L.A. Times Asks State to Let a Bad Law Die

Calling California's violent video games law "an embarrassment," the L.A. Times says the state shouldn't create another by appealing its overturning to the U.S. Supreme Court. » 2/28/09 2:00pm 2/28/09 2:00pm

Editorial Calls for Aggressive Obama Intervention in Growing Games…

On the assumption that President-elect Obama is indeed interested enough in these issues - and with Detroit and Wall Street cratering, that's a Hulk-sized leap - an editorialist at Kombo has appealed for aggressive, White House-led regulation of the games industry once the new administration takes over. [Update] While… » 11/22/08 2:00pm 11/22/08 2:00pm

How'd You Like Your Game Ending to Be DLC?

Downloadable content as a weapon against second-hand resales is, nothing new, but Epic's Mike Capps has heard other ideas for how it can be used with devastating effect. If you hated the idea of DLC weapons in Bad Company » 11/10/08 5:00pm 11/10/08 5:00pm, well, you're really going to hate this. That would reduce everything but a retail sale to a…