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BioShock Infinite team tried to cut Elizabeth from game "many times"

She’s become the iconic face of Irrational Games’ upcoming BioShock Infinite, but the Elizabeth character was almost cut out of the game on more than one occasion. "Do you know how many times people wanted to just cut her? Over and over again,” lead developer Ken Levine told Polygon. Because …

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Ubisoft cuts torture scene from Splinter Cell Blacklist

Some of Splinter Cell Blacklist’s violent content previously demoed to journalists has been cut from the final release. A controversial scene shown at E3 last year saw players controlling ‘hero’ Sam Fisher torturing a suspect in an interrogation scenario. But the negative reaction from the press and consumers has led …

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Riccitiello: Games and violence aren’t linked, but the perception they are is damaging

EA CEO John Riccitiello has said that the games industry must work harder to challenge the belief that video games and gun violence share a link. "The games industry is a very mature, responsible industry, more so than you might otherwise imagine," he told investors, as reported by CVG. "We’re …

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Disney to access its game content for unacceptable violence

Lawmakers and pundits across the nation are jumping on the anti-game violence bandwagon, and Disney’s CEO plans to keep his company out of increasingly turbulent waters. The relationship between games and violence is once more a question of national interest in the wake of the Newtown school shooting. Multiplebills, and …

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Congress reignites attempts to make ESRB rating legal in US

A bill has been introduced to congress that would make ESRB ratings mandatory for video games. American lawmakers have been scrambling to introduce legistlation concerning violent video games since the Sandy Hook school shooting in December, calling for aditional research, tax penalties, and now legal ratings. H.R. 287, introduced by …

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President Obama orders research into links between video games and violence

Video games have again become central to America’s heated debate on gun ownership that erupted in the aftermath of December’s Newtown school shootings. President Obama yesterday revealed a 23-step plan designed to address America’s gun violence problem. And one of those steps is an order for the Center for Disease …

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Connecticut town paying residents to destroy violent video games

The tragedy of the Newtown school shooting is at risk of claiming another undeserved victim – video games. Polygon reports that residents of Southington, a small community around 30 miles from the site of last month’s horrific shooting, has launched what it is calling The Violent Video Games Return Program. …

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Russia ponders violent games clampdown after Moscow shooting

Violent games could be facing a potential clampdown in Russia after authorities linked them to a recent shooting. Last week Russian office worker Dmitry Vinogradov shot dead five former colleagues with two more admitted to hospital, one of whom was a former girlfriend of Vinogradov. However, as is sadly too …

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