Shovelware Maker Going to Jail for Not Paying Workers

The owner of a Utah game studio is going to jail for not paying his employees. Criminal prosecution for nonpayment of wages is rare. Incarceration is even more rare, but it is deserved for a guy like Dave Rushton, considering the lives he upended four years ago at Sensory Sweep Studios in suburban Salt Lake City. » 10/18/12 10:00pm 10/18/12 10:00pm

Utah Pol Throws In The Towel on Anti-Game Bill After Supreme Court…

Most of the time, a Supreme Court ruling has its intended effect of being the final word on laws, be they good or bad. On some issues, you can count on the defeated side looking for a way around the decision. The Utah state legislator behind an anti-games bill says he won't pursue it in light of Monday's high court… » 6/29/11 11:30pm 6/29/11 11:30pm

An Open Letter From the ESRB to Utah's Parents and Leaders

With Utah legislators on the verge of passing legislation that expands the state's Truth in Advertising statute, imposing fines on video game retailers and movie theaters that provide M- or R-rated products to minors, ESRB President Patricia Vance has written a letter. » 3/06/09 12:20pm 3/06/09 12:20pm

As you read this, Utah legislators are…

Utah Library Now Even Less Cool as a Hangout

This is a story about a library issuing a partial ban on the playing of video games, but really, it makes sense. Actually, it's good news, because it means that kids still choose to hang out at libraries. Of course, this is in Utah, so such wholesomeness is unsurprising. But no one can play video games at the Eagle… » 11/15/08 2:00pm 11/15/08 2:00pm

Video Games Blamed in Fiery Motorcycle Crash

Some idiot in Utah wrecked his so-called "bullet bike" into an SUV carrying a family of four. Everyone's alive, including the no-shirt, no-helmet cyclist, but of course vidja games are the cause. I swear, there must be a check-block for it on police investigation forms:
As for motive, Savino told troopers this was… » 8/24/08 12:00pm 8/24/08 12:00pm