Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
"A video game based on the popular "Left Behind" series of Christian novels draw criticism. The game allows players to be tempted by the forces of evil, convert others to Christianity... or even kill them." Listen to the podcast here.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
"The State of Michigan must pay the video game industry $182,349 in attorney's fees and costs as a result of successful litigation challenging an unconstitutional effort to enact a law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. . ."
Monday, December 18, 2006
Important Information Concerning Wii Remote wrist straps
Dear Nintendo Customer,
We wish to advise you that Nintendo announced today that we are offering free replacement Wii Remote wrist straps to consumers. These straps are thicker than the original wrist straps provided at launch.
Your customers can seek replacement wrist straps in two ways:
• Contact a 1-800 number: 1-800-859-4519
• Visit our website at www.support.nintendo.com
We also wanted to let you know that all Wii Remotes packaged with Wii Hardware in your inventory should already have the new, thicker wrist straps attached.
Wii Remote Accessories shipped by Nintendo to retail on or after December 18 also should include the new, thicker wrist strap.
If you have any questions, please contact your Nintendo Account Manager.
Nintendo of America Inc.
Director of Channel Marketing
HA. Knew it was better to wait...
Sunday, December 17, 2006
"Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education and the Academic ADL Co-Lab, the GLS Conference fosters substantive discussion and collaboration among academics, designers, and educators interested in how game technologies – commercial games and others – can enhance learning, culture, and education."
Proposals due February 15, 2007
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
YALSA’s Teen Gaming Discussion Group
W Hotel Seattle, 1112 4th Ave., Studio 8
Saturday, January 20, 1:30pm-3:30pm
While the focus will be on tabletop games, bring all your gaming questions, and share your programming stories!
Can't attend but still want to participate or listen in? Join us in Second Life Open Air Auditorum, Coordinates 126, 81, 33, or via Skype (kellyc411 or informationgoddess29) where the meeting will be broadcast live.
Check for updates, other gaming related Midwinter programs, and gaming events in Seattle on the ALA Midwinter wiki. Consider posting information about the YALSA Gaming Discussion group on your personal blog or state library listservs.
Any gaming related ALA conference programs or Seattle gaming resources, consider posting on the ALA Midwinter Wki or YALSA's Teen Tech Week Wiki.
A new issue of The Daedalus Project is now available at:
Also, several new surveys are available for current MMORPG players. You can participate at: http://www.nickyee.com/mmorpg/
As the number of MMOs and MMO portals increase, your help in publicizing the link to the current surveys goes a long ways in sustaining this line of research. Any help is much appreciated.
Monday, December 04, 2006
So if you haven't had a chance to play with the Wii I encourage you to demo in a store or buy your own.
"I want to go from a Mario to a Luigi"-Ryan Mercer
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
"Ninth Decision in Six Years Finds Video Games to be Protected Under the First Amendment."