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Rep. Darrell Issa Wants To Make It Clear That You're Allowed To Rip Your DVDs

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How Nintendo DRM trapped $400 of downloaded games on my failing Wii
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1.10.2013

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IGDA Offers Support to Vice-President Biden's Task Force on Gun Violence
GamePolitics
Game developer group wants to be a helpful force in the discussion on video game violence.

ECA Sends Letter to VP Joe Biden Defending Video Games

GamePolitics
Consumer advocacy group gently reminds the VP about the reality of games as they related to real-world violence.

An Open Letter to Gamasutra's Kris Graft: You're Dead Wrong
IGN
'Shame on you, Kris Graft,' says IGN Editor-in-Chief Casey Lynch.

Create: A game jam created by Kill Screen and Ouya

Kill Screen
A call for game developers to create some magic, and win big cash prizes.

Video games are better for children than TV

ABC
At least according to an Australian Broadcasting Company news report.

PlayStation 3 pulls ahead of Xbox 360 with 77 million consoles sold

Digital Trends
After six years on the market it looks like momentum is shifting towards Sony's console.

The Daily Show Calls Out Scapegoat Artists In The Video Games And Gun Control Debate

Kotaku
What a strange and twisted place reality must be for lobbyists.

Test Chamber – Anarchy Reigns
Game Informer
Platinum Games' Anarchy Reigns hit store shelves this week for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Skullgirls XBLA patch in limbo due to file size
Joystiq
Too big to release on the platform say developers.

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft to start app privacy initiative
Politico
Called ACT 4 Apps, the initiative will be run by the Association for Competitive Technology.

 

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