Thursday, June 22, 2006

Video Game News, June 22, 2006

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Playa Rater: The 10 Most Influential Video Gamers Of All Time
by Stephen Tolito, MTV News, 6/21/06
"Our expert rates the 10 gamers whose skills have influenced the culture, creation or business of video games."

The Bard Breaks Into Video Games in City Professor's Literacy Project
by Thana Dharmarajah, The Grand River Life 6/21/06
"A University of Guelph professor has used William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to create a futuristic storyline in a computer game to interest young minds and improve literacy skills."

Violent Games Law Shot Down in Louisiana
Out-Law News 6/21/06
"Louisiana could become the latest US state to stage a climb-down over video game laws. The state passed the law just last week but a court has already granted a temporary restraining order preventing its coming into force."

It’s Not All Fun and Video Games: 1st detox center open for addicts
by Fia Curley, Fort 6/20/06
"AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – An addiction center is opening Europe’s first detox clinic for video-game addicts, offering in-house treatment for people who can’t leave their joysticks alone."

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