Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Video Game News, March 21 2006

Oklahoma Legislature Passes Games Bill: Measure that would classify violent games with pornography passes the House without a single opposing vote.
by Brendan Sinclair, Gamespot News 3/20/06
"The bill's definition of inappropriate violence specifically mentions games, so similar depictions in books, movies, or music would not be covered. If passed, store owners caught selling such games to minors would be charged with a misdemeanor and fined $500 on a first or second offense and $1,000 on future offenses."

Editorial: State Shouldn't Assume Parent's Role in Picking Which Games Kids play
Delaware Online 3/21/06
"Video-game supervision belongs in the family, not in the halls of the legislature."

Voom Launches HD Games Channel
C21 Media.net 3/21/06
"Airing over the DISH Network, the channel has commissioned CNET Networks' Gamespot to make GameSpotting, a half-hour series of news, reviews and previews; and CinemAddicts, an hourly series featuring video games in a cohesive cinematic story."

Video Games Live Returns
by Rance "djRome" Costa, GameCloud 3/21/06
"After cancelling their events last fall, Wizard Entertainment announced that the Wizard World Chicago 2006 convention held in Chicago will feature the ultimate in video game entertainment, Video Games Live."

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