U.K. Culture Minister Wants a Games Room in Parliament

The Houses of the British Parliament are known to have bars. One MP, the minister for culture in fact, wishes to put in a video game room. Ed Vaizey thinks it would do some good in educating his fellow MPs on the industry that he has forcefully supported in the past. » 9/24/11 1:00pm 9/24/11 1:00pm

Games Get Huzzah in Parliament

MP Edward Vaizey last week introduced a motion recognizing (sigh, recognising) games recently honored (sigh, honoured) by BAFTA. He also used the motion to decry "the complete lack of support from Government" of the industry. » 3/29/09 11:00am 3/29/09 11:00am

UK Minister Wants Kids to Play More Games

Who says UK lawmakers are hostile to video games? Tom Watson, the government's Cabinet Office Minister wants kids to play more. And not just edutainment or shovelware — violent ones are OK. » 12/14/08 6:00pm 12/14/08 6:00pm

Refreshing Comments from an Elected Official

On this site you can read a lot of lecturing about how others should do their jobs. Well, when an elected official shows that he can take games seriously, instead of personally, he should get credit for that. Unfortunately for Americans, this guy is a member of the UK Parliament. But here's what struck me about Don… » 10/25/08 6:00pm 10/25/08 6:00pm