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IGDA Anti-Censorship Committee Chairman Talks Violent Video Games on Fox News Segment with Neil Cavuto
Game developer Daniel Greenberg makes some good points on video game violence.

Newtown Boy Organizes Local Movement to Throw Away Violent Video Games

Twelve-year-old Max Goldstein says that he decided to stop playing games like "Call of Duty."

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The Steam Holiday Sale is now live and will run until Jan. 5, Valve announced this afternoon.

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iOS game (THRED) donates everything to buy medicine to stop mother-to-baby HIV transmission.

Wrong Answers for Mass Shootings

Sen. Rockefeller 'evidently thinks video gamers can't understand the difference between fantasy and reality. Funny thing: A lot of politicians have the same problem.'

UK copyright reform affects fair use, format-shifting and big data

Soon things that used to be illegal in the UK will become legal thanks to new reforms.

Piers Morgan Gets in Twitter War With Radio Host over Newtown Shooting coverage, blaming video games.
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Opie and Anthony Show co-host tweets, 'i'd blame 24 hr news cycles before violent video games for the increase in shootings!'

EU to issue “statement of objections” regarding Samsung patent suits
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