Friday, December 09, 2005

Video Game News, December 9, 2005

A Look Ahead: Bayh wants law on selling violent video games to minors
Journal & Courier, 12/8/05
"Many parents are accustomed to seeing video game ratings, but they have mixed feelings on the enforcement of those ratings by law."

French Govt to Introduce Tax Credit for Video Games Industry in 2006

Forbes 12/9/05
"French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said the introduction of a tax credit system for the video game industry should take place 'in 2006... as soon as possible.'"

Video Games Go to the Movies: Machinima, which uses game elements to create films, just might be ready for prime time

by Carol Matlack, Business Week 12/9/05
"Machinima? Don't be embarrassed if you've never heard of it. A month ago, Alex Chan hadn't either."

Gamepedia Catalogs Video Games
by Peter Cohen, Mac World 12/9/05
"’s Gamepedia is a simple database application that lets you catalog and keep track of your video and computer games."

"Initiated in 2000 by the Media Awareness Network (MNet), Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW) is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging study of its kind in Canada. The research project tracks and investigates the behaviours, attitudes, and opinions of Canadian children and youth with respect to their use of the Internet."

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