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.
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.
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.
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…
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, well, you're really going to hate this.