News of the Week; Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013

1. Father Hires In-Game “Hitmen” To Deter Son From Playinghttp://kotaku.com/5972406/father-hires-in+game-hitmen-to-deter-son-from-playing

2. I was Adam Lanza (note links to parts 2 & 3 at bottom of article): http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/22/i-was-adam-lanza.html

3. EMA Sends Letter to Vice-President Joe Biden Concerning Violent Media’s Role in Sandy Hook Shooting (Note that actual letter is embedded in the article): http://www.gamepolitics.com/2013/01/07/ema-sends-letter-vice-president-joe-biden-concerning-violent-medias-role-sandy-hook-shoot#.UPEk5KXiqs0

4. EFF’s Guide to CDA 230: The Most Important Law Protecting Online Speechhttps://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/12/effs-guide-cda-230-most-important-law-protecting-online-speech

5. Examining Sony’s Internet-free method for blocking used game sales – New patent filing describes using RFID chips to tie games to a single user: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/01/examining-sonys-internet-free-method-for-blocking-used-game-sales/

6. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Takes Aim at Senator Jay Rockefeller’s Video Games ‘Research’ Billhttp://www.gamepolitics.com/2013/01/02/comic-book-legal-defense-fund-takes-aim-senator-jay-rockefellers-video-games-research-bil

7. Modifying Player Behavior In League of Legends with Honorhttp://www.psychologyofgames.com/2013/01/modifying-player-behavior-in-league-of-legends-with-honor/

8. Apple rejects game based on Syrian civil warhttp://killscreendaily.com/headlines/apple-rejects-game-based-syrian-civil-war/

9. Nvidia Just Built Its Own Gaming Supercomputer: The Gridhttp://kotaku.com/5973751/nvidia-just-built-its-own-gaming-supercomputer-the-grid

10. Top game controversies of 2012: http://venturebeat.com/2012/12/31/top-game-controversies-of-2012/

11. Game Theory: A Playwright on the Art of Video Gameshttp://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/game-theory-a-playwright-on-the-art-of-video-games/

12.  Game Theory: Considering Video Games as Ballethttp://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/game-theory-video-games-are-more-like-ballet-than-movies/

13.Favoritism Is Good (Stanley Fish): http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/favoritism-is-good/

And in the not really relevant category:

14. Faced with a Five-Page Limit, Lawyer Files Cartoon Amicus Brief with Proper Font Size: (note PDF of brief embedded in article) http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/faced_with_a_five-page_limit_lawyer_files_cartoon_amicus_brief_with_proper_

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2 responses to “News of the Week; Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013”

  1. Chen Zhao

    Here are two articles on video games and violence post-Sandy Hook

    1. Connecticut town plans to collect and destroy violent games: http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/01/03/connecticut-town-plans-to-collect-and-destroy-violent-games/

    2. Violence and videogames: http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/12/20/violence-and-videogames-we-look-at-the-studies-cited-in-the-aftermath-of-sandy-hook/