Wednesday, September 21, 2005

"The Escapist, Issue 11: StateCraft" Now Available

This week's issue of the Escapist tackles government and games. Jason Della Rocca makes a convincing case for his governemnt as Jekyll and Hyde argument, with hypocritical governments supporting game development than mandating ratings that deter purchase or even ban said games; Dave Thomas learns from a soldier why the US Government has spent billions of dollars to develope America's Army; Matthew Hector, Esq provides in-depth coverage of the Illinois Safe Games Act, paired with Nova Barlow's recap of other successful attempts to regulate sales of media to minors; and Mark Wallace examines virtual economies in terms of real-world money and warns that it's only a matter of time before in game economies butt heads with terms of service. Access the full issue online at

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