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Glenn Beck claims ‘Watch Dogs’ video game is turning children into dangerous hackers

Glenn Beck Claims Watch Dogs Is Teaching Children How To Hack The Public For Realz (via Techdirt) You know how fads are. They just get boring so fast. Take violence, for instance. Blaming video games for real-world violence is so yesterday. We need a forward-thinker, some kind of super-genius who…

Release of ‘The Evil Within’ video game delayed

Video game publisher Bethesda Softworks delayed release of eagerly awaited horror action title "The Evil Within" to October. The team at Tango Gameworks wanted more time to "deliver the polished, terrifying pure survival horror experience they set out……

South Park creator Matt Stone on the ever-expanding boundaries of comedy

With his creative partner Trey Parker, Matt Stone created both the enduringly popular adult cartoon series South Park and the smash-hit musical The Book of Mormon. Pairing boyish, gross-out comedy with biting parody, they are two of the darkest satirists in US media. Working with video-game developer Obsidian Entertainment, Stone has spent the…

‘My heart feels like it’s about to ‘splode’: Designer creates video game marriage proposal

An Oregon web developer spent five months crafting a marriage proposal to his girlfriend through a video game. Robert Fink said he stayed late to work on the game about once or twice a week with his colleagues at a Portland graphics studio. “I told her that SuperGenius, the company…

Prepare to enter the ‘Game of Thrones’ video game: a trailblazing TV spin-off?

The makers of the Walking Dead games are bringing the world of Westeros to consoles, but plenty of other shows deserve the same treatment It shouldn’t surprise anyone that a new video game based on Game of Thrones is on the way. This time it’s being produced by Telltale Games,…

Video game store clerk bashes parents who buy ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ for their young children

A video game clerk begged parents not to buy Grand Theft Auto V for their young children in an open letter posted on the gaming site Kotaku on Monday. Sales of the fifth installment of the detail-rich but violent video game series topped $1 billion after just three days, the…

Grand Theft Auto 5 makes more than $800 million on first day of release

Grand Theft Auto 5 has smashed its way into the record books by grabbing the largest ever first day takings for a video game, underlining the appeal of the medium as Sony and Microsoft prepare to launch a new generation of consoles. The latest instalment of the British-produced franchise took…

Fox News’ Hasselbeck: Navy Yard shooting shows need for video game registry, not gun control

New Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Tuesday suggested that “the left” was trying to make Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard about “gun control,” when what the country really needed was a registry to track video game purchases. “You know, certainly, this topic has already taken…

Filmmakers to dig up New Mexico landfill in search of ‘The Worst Video Game Ever’

A video game legendary for being so bad that its publisher is rumored to have buried tens of thousands of copies of it in the desert is getting its time in the limelight, and it only took 30+ years. Atari’s “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial” was credited with helping to kick…

Can a video game actually teach about street harassment?

When I first heard about this online video game “Hey Baby”, which is a game where you get to blow away dude who harass you on the street and that’s about it, I fully expected the internet to be rife with butt hurtness about it from dudes who probably then…

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