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US: Evangelists draw up Xmas games buying guide

Self titled ‘conservative Christian’ Florida-based investment firm The Timothy Plan has published a Christmas shopping guide for parents that is designed to alert them to potentially offensive content in many games currently on the market. Whilst the appearance of titles such as Grand Theft Auto IV, Silent Hill: Homecoming, No …

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Anne Diamond returns to games industry

Just six months ago TV presenter and Daily Mail columnist Anne Diamond was at the forefront of the anti-games movement – but now the former TVAM star has agreed to work with casual games leader PopCap to test whether casual games can help you lose weight. CasualGaming.biz has the full …

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Bethesda: Global censorship variations frustrating

The product manager for Fallout 3 developer Bethesda Pete Hines has said that different sensitivities in different global regions are a source of frustration for the firm, CVG reports. The statement comes after the studio was forced to make a number of changes to its upcoming post-apocalyptic RPG in order …

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Noel Gallagher blames games for street violence

While picking up an award at the O2 Silver Clef music awards last week, Oasis singer, writer and guitarist Noel Gallagher voiced his thoughts on street violence, claiming video games were in part to blame. People say it’s through violent video games and I guess that’s got something to do …

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Gamers to see SAW in 2009

Attention gore fans: Brash Entertainment has announced it has acquired the rights to a game based on grisly horror movie series SAW. Underneath an eerie headline of ‘Oh yes.. There will be blood…’ a Brash press release sent out today reveals the title will be released in October next year …

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ELSPA welcomes new games investigation

ELSPA has responded to the new DCMS Select Committee review into the potential effects of harmful content, adding that it takes adult content ‘very seriously’ We welcome the announcement of the DCMS Select Committee to hold an enquiry into ‘potential risks from harmful material on the Internet and in video …

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ASA launches violent ad investigation

Following the launch of a Government investigation into protecting children from violent video games and adult internet sites, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has initiated its own report looking at violence in advertising, deemed as a preventative measure to avoid any state sanctioned bans or restrictions. ASA chairman and former …

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