Monday, August 15, 2005

Video Game News, August 15, 2005

Race, Video Games at Center of Appeal in Alabama Killings
by Jay Reeves, AP 8/15/05
"BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A black man sentenced to death for the murder of three Fayette police employees will likely appeal both the racial makeup of the all-white jury and a judge's decision to bar evidence linking the killings to "Grand Theft Auto" video games, his lawyer said Monday."

American McGee Signs Graphic Novel Deal for Game Properties: Well-known designer hands over key franchises for the comic book treatment

by Coery Brotherson, GamesIndustryBiz 8/15/05
"American McGee has signed an agreement with Cellar Door Publishing which will see a new range of graphic novels based on American McGee's games being published by the comic book firm."

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