Tiny TOWERING Towers | I lost much of my weekend to the iPhone's Tiny Towers. And it wasn't just me. Tristan and Trish too spent the weekend operating elevators, stocking stores and building floors. Damn you, Russ, Damn you to hell!!! (Photo by Brian Crecente)

First Amendment Trumps California in Supreme Court Battle Over Violent Video Games

The Supreme Court sided with the video game industry today, declaring a victor in the six-year legal match between the industry and the California lawmakers who wanted to make it a crime for anyone in the state to sell extremely violent games to kids. In a 7-2 ruling Justice Antonin Scalia said the... More ¬Ľ

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Paper Munchers Trips on the Line Between Addiction and Obligation

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After one level you see clearly the inspiration for Paper Munchers. It's a physics puzzle that places a premium on completion in the fewest turns. Ergo, Angry Birds, and why not. More ¬Ľ


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The Black Eyed Peas Have a Video Game. It's From Ubisoft.

I remember sliding into a crowded university bar over a decade ago to see a rap trio called Black Eyed Peas. Had I known then it would result in this, I'd have intervened. More ¬Ľ

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Wow, This Kind of Stuff Is Okay on the PSP?

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Shirogane no Cal to Suokuu no Jyoou is an adult adventure game that originally hit the PC. Now, it's getting a PSP release. Lots of adult games get PSP ports, but even hardened Japanese netizens on web forum 2channel are surprised at how explicit the event scenes for the PSP version appear. More ¬Ľ


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When Duke Nukem Forever Advertising Goes Horribly Wrong

This has nothing to do with Duke Nukem Forever the game, but it's still a sad tale as far as game advertising goes. While some titles have caught flak in recent years for appearing on things like buses, we've never seen one turn up in such an inappropriate place. This billboard, advertising the.. More ¬Ľ

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Video Games Are Ruled Protected Speech, Now What?

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Ending a years-long battle with California legislators, the U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled that video games are protected free speech and that their sale to minors can't be criminalized. More ¬Ľ


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The Supreme Court's Best Arguments For and Against Violent Video Games

Whether you agree with the Supreme Court's ruling against a California law against violent video games, today, you should know that strong arguments were made on both sides. More ¬Ľ

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Used Copies of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Will be Forever Haunted by the Last Owner

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Used Copies of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D might not be worth your money because Capcom made it impossible to for anyone to erase game save date from the game card. Capcom included a note in Resident Evil's game manual that reads: More ¬Ľ


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Kotick, Riccitiello, Levine and More Praise Supreme Court Victory

Kotick, Riccitiello, Levine and More Praise Supreme Court VictoryThis morning the U.S. Supreme Court put to rest, perhaps finally, the debate over not only whether video games are protected speech, but whether they are art. More ¬Ľ

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It was an exciting day not just for the people who play and make video games, but for the people who cover them. Totilo knocked it out of the ballpark with his coverage of the arguments in front of the Supreme Court months back, and then again today with his quick breaking news story and analysis of not just the decision but the subtext of this landmark case. They're both must reads for anyone interested in free speech, gaming, or world events. ‚ÄďBrian Crecente

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