NY Senate Okays Violent Game Legislation

By Chris Faylor, May 22, 2007 11:09am PDT

The New York State Senate has approved legislation designed to limit the sale and availability of violent video games to children, passing the bill along to the State Assembly.


"You mean the game arms pretty much everything in the game for you so you can enjoy shooting ..."

- Wierdo-X see all 51 comments

Louisiana Pays ESA $91K for Illegal Game Law

By Chris Faylor, Apr 18, 2007 12:10pm PDT

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has ordered the state to reimburse the Entertainment Software Association...


"For some of you non louisianians, Babineaux is pronounced like Ba-bin-no. Silly people."

- mobab see all 19 comments

FTC: Game Ratings Keep On Keeping On

By Chris Faylor, Apr 13, 2007 1:49pm PDT

The Entertainment Software Rating Board's (ESRB) game ratings scale is now more effective than ever thanks to growing retailer participation and...


"You guys need more inane contributors, like "This one guy in Subway contributed to this story.""

- sgtsanity see all 7 comments

Lord of the Rings Online Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 08, 2007 9:00am PDT

Ask Turbine #6 on WarCry offers the latest Lord of the Rings Online Q&A. The article format interview touches on allowing US and EU players to play...


"You get your first cloak at around lvl 5 off a quest. I'm no fan of DDO LotRO"

- mobab see all 19 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Feb 22, 2007 8:00pm PST

Wing Commander returns on Xbox Live Arcade [xbox360] Despite the decades of retro titles to its name, publisher Electronic Arts shied away from...


"Question is, does tilting, without the pointing, work "like a mouse" for aiming? I'm skeptical, ..."

- SilverSnake see all 35 comments

ESRB Moves to Full-Time Content Raters

By Chris Remo, Feb 21, 2007 12:44pm PST

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board, which serves the video game industry in rating game content, has been a target in various controversies...


"What baffles me more than that was that Majora's Mask got an E rating. That game is creepy as ..."

- famine101 see all 8 comments

IN Senate to Consider Game Restriction Bill

By Chris Remo, Feb 20, 2007 1:39pm PST

Indiana's Senate Economic Development and Technology Committee has approved a bill aiming to legally restrict sales of video games featuring...


"Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Democrats or Republicans."

- ornee see all 30 comments

Microsoft to Offer Casual Game Ad Revenue Sharing

By Chris Remo, Feb 08, 2007 12:38pm PST

This week Microsoft announced its plan to share in-game ad revenues with developers of casual games distributed through the MSN Games service. The...


"authors generally make about 5%, the big ones might make 10% ... even independants because they ..."

- Nation see all 4 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Jan 22, 2007 8:20pm PST

Super Paper Mario exists, is coming soon [wii] One of the sleeper hits at E3 2006 was Super Paper Mario, a bizarrely but intriguingly styled 2D...


"because the classic controller rapes the GC controller? It's one of the best controllers ever imo"

- veras see all 31 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Jan 19, 2007 8:00pm PST

Microsoft bumps up Live Arcade limit? [xbox360] When questioned recently about whether the Xbox Live Arcade release of Castlevania: Symphony of...


"The compressed files for Quake are about 20mb for the full game. I think that it's more like 70 ..."

- Mr_flamey see all 29 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Dec 14, 2006 8:00pm PST

Xbox 360 becomes more backwards compatible [xbox360] Xbox 360 owners can come a little closer to being able to toss their original Xboxes, as...


"Er, if someone doesn't CHANGE THE INDUSTRY they are a "fucking whore"? You sir set the bar ..."

- Johnny Law see all 55 comments

Lieberman, Clinton Team Up with ESRB

By Chris Remo, Dec 08, 2006 1:53pm PST

Increasingly, politicians have been at odds with the games industry over how games and game sales should be regulated, and the Entertainment...


"If Hillary doesn't get off this anti-game theme, she's totally not gonna get my vote if she runs ..."

- gyokuro see all 14 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Dec 07, 2006 8:00pm PST

EA dominates PS2 and PSP with Burnout [ps2] [psp] This August, Electronic Arts announced that Criterion's fifth main installment of its...


"the moment I saw third party cooling devices , it just shows something is wrong. Think about ..."

- Rageaholic see all 43 comments

2006 Video Game Report Card Released

By Chris Remo, Nov 29, 2006 3:47pm PST

The National Institude on Media and the Family has released its 11th Annual MediaWise Video Game Report Card, grading the video games industry on...


"sugashack is still around? holy cow! What happened to the funny pictures section?"

- outaxdx see all 11 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Nov 07, 2006 8:30pm PST

Karraker: MS' HD video does "disservice" to Core owners [ps3] [xbox360] Following yesterday's announcements by Microsoft that Xbox 360 owners will...


"Yes, immature assholes. I believe there's more of it than in the past. Regardless, whether ..."

- Chris Remo see all 78 comments