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Mark DeLoura Talks Challenges Facing STEM in Public Schools

By Asif Khan, Mar 28, 2017 8:00am PDT

Mark DeLoura, previously part of President Obama's White House Office of Science and Technology, talks about the challenges of bringing STEM education programs to public schools at the Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2017.


"I was busy asking about tax policy, but I believe he is a dog person. ..."

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World of Warcraft Ordered to Shut Down in China

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 03, 2009 9:53am PST

A Chinese regulatory authority has ordered World of Warcraft's Chinese licensing partner NetEase to cease operating Blizzard's MMORPG in the...


"Actually Hong Kong do their own thang. They generally aren't under the rule of the rest of ..."

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FTC Debates 'Traditional Media' vs. Blog Reviews; Demands Bloggers Disclose Freebies, Payments

By Chris Faylor, Oct 05, 2009 9:08am PDT

The Federal Trade Commission today announced the latest revisions to its "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in...


"THAT WAS A JOKE? REALLY? ZOMIGAWSH. It's still not entirely faithful to the article in question. ..."

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Utah Governor Axes Violent Game Legislation

By Chris Faylor, Mar 25, 2009 3:47pm PDT

Though the legislation passed the Senate and House of Representatives with much political support, GamePolitics reports that Utah governor Jon M....


"Didn't Jack lose his lawyers license? Why's he got such a fixation for games, why doesn't he go ..."

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China Taxes Profits from Virtual Currencies

By Blake Ellison, Nov 04, 2008 8:00pm PST

Back in June, Shacknews reported on the effects of popular virtual currencies on the Chinese economy. The Chinese government has responded by...


"These types of earnings are taxed in the U.S. also. I don't really understand the point of ..."

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Illegal California Game Law Faces Appeal Wednesday

By Chris Faylor, Oct 27, 2008 2:51pm PDT

This Wednesday, California lawmakers will attempt to resurrect the violent video game legislation that cost the state $282,000 after it was ruled...


"Damn you, Leland Yee! Stop wasting my tax dollars on this crap!"

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GripShift Developer Sidhe Receives Government Grant

By Blake Ellison, Oct 22, 2008 5:00pm PDT

Sidhe Interactive, makers of the platform-ish racer GripShift (360, PS3, PSP), have received a grant from the government of New Zealand for an...


"Oh no! A government helping support a company driving technology in their country, keeping ..."

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Libraries Celebrate National Gaming Day on Nov. 15

By Chris Faylor, Oct 21, 2008 8:20am PDT

The American Library Association today announced that hundred of libraries across the United States will celebrate the first-ever National Gaming...


"in some respects, yes. in some respects, no. so my post was pretty useless."

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ESA Praises New Anti-Piracy Law

By Chris Faylor, Oct 14, 2008 9:01am PDT

The Entertainment Software Association today praised Congress and President Bush for signing the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for...


"If I keep my drive encrypted out of habit simply due to paranoia, not due to any actual criminal ..."

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Report: Dead Space Banned in Three Countries [Updated]

By Blake Ellison, Sep 05, 2008 1:19pm PDT

Update: Dead Space is not yet banned in Germany, as the game is still under review at ratings board USK, according to Eurogamer.de. (Link is in...


"Yes, down with us Gaijins! LOL! Seriously, though... you hit the jackpot with the words ..."

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Thailand Begins Crackdown on 'Dangerous Games,' Bans Five Titles

By Chris Faylor, Sep 03, 2008 8:23am PDT

As part of its ongoing attempts to protect youth from video games, the Thailand government has officially banned five video games from sale within...


"i'm surprised they didn't ban Rockstar's State of Emergency."

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China: 4 Million Youths Addicted to 'Unhealthy' Internet Games

By Blake Ellison, Aug 29, 2008 4:28pm PDT

Over 4 million of China's youth are addicted to what the state deems "unhealthy" online games, claims a Chinese lawmaker. The 4 million...


"You forgot toys made of GHB and shower caps made of used condoms..."

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GTA Maker Should Be Prosecuted for Copycat Murder, Claims Thailand Government Official

By Chris Faylor, Aug 13, 2008 8:59am PDT

Game makers should be prosecuted for the criminal activities of players that are inspired by game content and actions, according to a Thailand...


"yea true.. bunch of dumbasses... it's astonishing the logic some people come up with.. "

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Ohio Library Begins Loaning Games

By Chris Faylor, Jul 01, 2008 11:30am PDT

Residents of Centerville, Ohio can now borrow PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii games from their two community libraries, free of...


"I would be pissed if I lived in Ohio. Who the hell decided that the tax payers should now ..."

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Sony, Others Investigated by US Government for Alleged Blu-ray Patent Infringement

By Aaron Linde, Mar 24, 2008 4:09pm PDT

The US International Trade Commission said that it will launch a patent infringement investigation into technologies related to the Blu-ray format,...


"Toshiba's Pres has gone on record that not only will they not be making BluRay players, they ..."

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