Game developer Brianna Wu lost her bid for Congress yesterday and in a series of tweets acknowledged shortcomings of her campaign that she said she’d fix for a new bid for office in 2020.
When I arrive at the headquarters of Brianna Wu For Congress, a modest house near the bottom of a quiet street in Dedham, Massachusetts, the candidate is just back from her morning run. She’s practically electric while telling me and her husband about a group of construction workers she’d run past. She had thought…
Activision has gone out and hired a lobbyist—one of the biggest lobbying firms in Washington—for representation when Sen. Jay Rockefeller's violent video games bill, which would order research into any causal links between violent video games and violent behavior, comes to the Senate floor.
Here's Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia, who has served in the House of Representatives since 1978. He chairs the House subcommittee that funds the National Science Foundation. Yesterday he took the floor to complain that the Obama administration was ignoring its friends in the entertainment industry while demonizing the…
Democratic congressman Jim Matheson has introduced a bill known as "H.R. 287", which is the latest attempt to introduce tighter controls on the way video games are sold in the United States.
West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller recently introduced a bill to congress which aims to study the impact of violent video games on children, The Huffington Post reports. Likely, this is a response to the claims that Adam Lanza played video games, and that video games might've negatively influenced Lanza.
I'm a world-class nerd. But that doesn't mean I understand the nuts and bolts of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), an internet censorship bill on which the House Judiciary Commitee held hearings today. (You can watch the hearings live here.)
Attorneys for the founder of infamous private military company Blackwater are threatening to sue a member of congress over statements she made during an interview about the PMC's bizarrely self-aggrandizing video game Blackwater.
During the PlayStation Network outage, Sony was asked to appear before a U.S. House of Representatives committee to explain the situation. The company declined, sending an eight-page letter instead. Now it will go before Congress, when the president of Sony Network Entertainment visits a Tuesday hearing to answer…
Sony Computer Entertainment of America declined to testify at a Congressional hearing about the threat of data theft to American consumers, but will continue to work to answer Congressional questions, officials tell Kotaku.
In 2009 California congressman Joe Baca introduced legislation that would require games to display a label warning of links between violent video games and aggressive behavior. Now Baca's back, singing the same old song with a few new lines.
The Federal Trade Commission, in a report to Congress, lauds the video games industry as best among all entertainment producers when it comes to responsible marketing and advertising.
Jim Ward, former president of LucasArts, is running as a Republican to represent Arizona's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in next year's election, according to Ward's official election site.
Do violent video games need health warning labels? California congressman Joe Baca thinks so, and he's introduced legislation that would make them mandatory.