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Undercover journalist reveals misery of Chinese iPhone 5 workers

A Chinese journalist has shone on a light on the working conditions that prompted a riot at the Foxconn factory assembling the iPhone 5. MCV reported yesterday that police were called to calm a brawl involving some 2,000 workers. The disturbance was prompted by the poor conditions that workers have …

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Spector "trying to shame Carmack and Sweeney" into violence climb-down

Is it a sign of a maturing games industry that questions are increasingly being asked about violence and sexism in games? For the first time one high-profile developer has openly come out and criticised his peers for their relentless focus on violence. Imagine what they could do if they spent …

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Violence against women controversy has altered God of War development

It’s been one of the hottest subjects in games media in recent weeks, and now the direct consequences of the violence against women debate are being felt. God of War is a series famed for – and arguably defined by – it’s use of violence. But in these financially tough …

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Walking Dead game shuffles past Australia

The upcoming game based on TV IP The Walking Dead will not be released in Australia or New Zealand. But this time it’s not the fault of the strict Aussie censors – well, not directly at least. Developer Telltale has admitted that it didn’t even bother submitting the game for …

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OPINION: Teachers blame games for child violence

UK teachers have lashed out at the easy access to violent video games, blaming the phenomenon for a rise of violent and inappropriate behaviour in schools. Infants are being allowed to stay up until the early hours playing 18-rated games such as Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto because …

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GAME stores facing abusive behaviour risk

Following reports of sporadic violence at some GAME stores, one outlet has taken the move of posting a warning to its customers at the door. Many customers have expressed their dissatisfaction at their inability to spend their Reward Point or other in-store credit. They are also not allowed to exchange …

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Selective Vaz attacks games AGAIN

Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East, has once gain used his position of power to launch an unwarranted attack on the games industry. As spotted by Spong, Vaz made the following request in the House of Commons on December 1st: Could we have a debate next week about the …

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The father of video games thinks modern gaming is "a disgrace"

The man who is credited with fathering the modern video games industry has delivered a damning verdict of the modern games market. Ralph Baer, who in the ‘60s designed the prototypes for went on to become the world’s first console, the Magnavox Odyssey, is displeased with the violent nature of …

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