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You Might Finally Get to Use Your Game Boy During Take-Off

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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.

Mercifully, it looks like the body might be on the brink of lightening up, with the FAA yesterday announcing plans to get a committee together to take another look at the need for restrictions on the use of mobile phones, laptops and portable gaming systems on flights.


If it does decide to let customers use such devices, awesome! Well, for Americans. It's a regulation that applies pretty much worldwide, so my fellow non-American readers, we can only hope that if the US drops the ban, other nations swiftly follow suit.

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