Amir Hekmati, U.S. born one-time game developer jailed in Iran since 2011 for allegedly engaging in espionage for the CIA, has been given a 10-year prison termfollowing a secret retrial which took place in December. He had originally been sentenced to death, a ruling overturned in 2012. » 4/12/14 11:30am 4/12/14 11:30am

The United States Government Kindly Asks Iran To Free Imprisoned…

The United States government commemorated the one-year anniversary of Iran's imprisonment of American-citizen/former-Marine/former-game-developer/accused-spy Amir Hekmati by asking for his release. » 8/29/12 11:25am 8/29/12 11:25am

Game Developer Sentenced to Death in Iran Asks Obama for Intervention

Amir Hekmati, the U.S.-born game developer sentenced to death in Iran for allegedly engaging in espionage for the CIA, has asked the Obama administration to do whatever it takes, including a prisoner-transfer, to save him from execution. » 2/08/12 5:00pm 2/08/12 5:00pm

Efforts Intensify to Save Game Developer Who Was Sentenced to Death in …

A day after news broke that U.S. citizen and former game developer Amir Hekmati was sentenced to death by the Iranian government, a glimmer of hope emerged that the 28-eight-year old's life might be spared. » 1/10/12 6:30pm 1/10/12 6:30pm

The Death of Muammar Gaddafi Makes News Today, Video Game Next Tuesday

The early reports, and later confirmation, of Muammar Gaddafi's death at the hands of Libyan rebels flashed on news channels, websites, Facebook and Twitter this morning. And by next week people will be playing the computer game version of the death. » 10/20/11 5:00pm 10/20/11 5:00pm

Is the bin Laden Kill Game Cathartic, Educational, or Just Ghoulish?

Osama bin Laden hunches quietly in the darkness of an Abbottabad basement, rifle clutched in his hands. He swivels smoothly left. Stops. Then swivels smoothly right. His face is frozen in a thousand mile stare, eyes unblinking. » 5/09/11 10:00am 5/09/11 10:00am