Today in Unexpected Headlines: Gamer Saves Old Man from Burning Home

Alright. Every time games get blamed, tangentially, for some idiot criminal's behavior, everyone makes the rhetorical argument the local news never calls out the tangential gaming interests of a good samaritan. Well, rub your eyes and stand corrected: A gamer is being called a hero for saving an old man from a burning… » 12/08/13 3:00pm 12/08/13 3:00pm

Live in California? You Can Rent Arcade Cabinets for $75 a Month

If you've got $75 a month to burn and live in California, you can get a 250-pound arcade cabinet running a 30-year-old game delivered to your door. This is the service offered by All You Can Arcade, a San Francisco business that opened shop last month. If all goes well, it'll expand to the east coast. » 8/11/13 7:00pm 8/11/13 7:00pm

Leland Yee, Who Wrote Unconstitutional Anti-Game Law, Tells Gamers…

Remember the law California passed in 2005 criminalizing the sale of violent video games to kids? The one that got thrown out in 2011 by the Supreme Court? The thing that led to the Supreme Court declaring games were protected speech, an artistic expression? Right. Well, the author of that legislation has something to… » 1/25/13 10:00am 1/25/13 10:00am

Court Rejects Claim that 'San Andreas' Hero was Based on Cypress Hill…

Unless he wants to try his luck before the U.S. Supreme Court, a backup dancer for Cypress Hill [not pictured, above] won't be getting $250 million-or any money-from the makers of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. A California appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling against the dancer's claim that the character of… » 11/03/12 2:00pm 11/03/12 2:00pm

Violent Video Game Legal Battle Could Cost California Another $1.1…

Now that the smoke has cleared and the video game industry stands triumphant over the state of California in the Supreme Court battle over making it a crime to sell violent games to minors, the Entertainment Software Association needs to pay its lawyers. Why hello there, California taxpayers. » 7/25/11 12:20pm 7/25/11 12:20pm

Ten Thousand Bottles of Wine. Capcom's Head Honcho Bought Ten Thousand…

Capcom boss Kenzo Tsujimoto makes wine. How did he learn about it? By buying 10,000 bottles of it. "I bought the most famous and the finest," Tsujimoto told The Japan Times. "I tasted a wide variety from all over the world; I compared them all in order to create the very best wine." Imagine if he played ten thousand… » 5/19/11 7:30am 5/19/11 7:30am