Posts Tagged "Politics"

The Supreme Court vs. Gaming

The Supreme Court vs. Gaming

It’s clear that a loss in the upcoming ‘violence in video games’ Supreme Court case, aka Schwarzenegger v EMA, would have profoundly negative public relations impact for the industry and for gamers in general, but would it also impact the bottom line of publishers? The games business in the U.S. is worth a whopping $12 billion dollars and contributes $3.8 billion to the Gross Domestic Product. The industry employs almost 100,000 skilled workers and even has a...

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Playing the Game of Politics

Playing the Game of Politics

In a large theater at the 2010 Game Developers Conference, ten thousand game makers gathered for the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice awards ceremonies, where the best indie and mainstream games of the year are celebrated by and for their creators. In between the two, an unusual video was shown. Aneesh Chopra, the United States’s first Chief Technology Officer, made an unusual address to the game development community. He announced that...

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