Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Video Game News, November 9, 2005

Violent Video Games Tackled at Forum
by Tara Tuckwiller, Charleston Gazette 11/9/05
"Should kids be playing violent video games like The Godfather?”

Attention deficit disorder? Try video games
by Stefanie Olsen, CNET 11/8/05
"When her 11-year-old son was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder last year, Janet Herlihey warmed up to an unthinkable solution for his problem: video games."

Pixar for the People: Better than an adaptation: Movies made inside classic video games
by Julian Dibbell, The Village Voice 11/8/05
"It's one of the more unforgettable moments in recent film history: The opening shot tracks slowly up a cliff face, so tight you can't tell what exactly you're looking at, until it reaches the top and reveals two sci-fi soldiers clad in futuristic armor standing at the edge of the precipice, laconically discussing the eternal question 'Why are we here?'"

Jack Thompson Removes Himself from FL Lawsuit
Gamasutra 11/8/05
"Jack Thompson, the attorney from Florida who was representing the families of murdered police officers in a Fayetteville, Alabama civil suit against video game manufacturers and distributors including Sony, Take-Two, and Wal-Mart, has removed himself from the case. "

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