Friday, July 29, 2005

Video Game News - July 29

Blind Teen Amazes With Video Game Skills
by Scott Bauer, AP , 7/27/05
"Brice Mellen is a whiz at video games such as "Mortal Kombat." In that regard, the 17-year-old isn't much different from so many others his age. Except for one thing: He's blind."

Australia Bans Grand Theft Auto
CBS News, 7/29/05
"Australian officials effectively banned the computer game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and ordered it removed from stores Friday because it contains hidden sex scenes that can be viewed with a special Internet download. "

Terrorism: Violent Video Games Link to Leeds, Home of London Bombers
AndkronosInternational, 7/29/05
"Rome, 29 July (AKI) - As politicians and the public try to fathom how well-integrated Muslim youths in Britain could have been transformed into the suicide bombers who killed 56 people on London's transport system, an Italian newspaper has pointed the finger at violent Islamist videogames which it says are being promoted at British Islamic centres..."

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