Chinese actor and singer Jaycee Chan was arrested for marijuana consumption and possession in Beijing Monday. The son of Jackie Chan, he could face up to three years in prison or, at worst, even execution if convicted.
Censorship is a pervasive issue all across the world, but nowhere is it more evident than it is in China. Here, media content falls under extreme scrutiny before it can be released to the public, and video games are no different.
The Federal Aviation Administration has for years been the enemy of gamers, with its weird rules that electronic devices had to be shut down during take-off and landing, despite a complete lack of evidence they do anything of the sort.
The folks behind Words with Friends have yet another problem on their hands: a new lawsuit charges Zynga's top-level employees with insider trading.
If you pay to download a video game, does it then become a product you own? And should you then be allowed to sell or give it away like you can with physical products?
When the Australian branch of gaming chain GAME went into administration yesterday (like bankruptcy, but not as bad), a number of its customers were royally screwed. Anyone who put down money to preorder Diablo III was totally out of luck: they won't get the game, nor will they get their money back.
New York Governor David Paterson signed a video game bill into law yesterday that requires parental controls on all consoles, pushes game rating enforcement and launches a state-backed study of video games and violence.