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News of the Week; December 25, 2013

1. Investor sues EA over Battlefield 4 bugs 2. Zynga founder asks President to pardon Snowden 3. Chinese Wow Hackers Get Prison Time, Fines 4. Texas Judge Rules LoL Player’s ‘Terrorist Threat’ Case Will Move Forward 5. Think your game is exempt from COPPA? Think again. 6. Flights of fancy: Inside the intense world of virtual pilots 7. Resurgent Game Console Market […]

News of the Week; December 18, 2013

1. YouTube goes nuts flagging game-related content as violating copyright 2. Another Reason Why YouTube’s Video Game Copyright Crackdown Doesn’t Make Sense 3. YouTube copyright fiasco sparks INDmusic and TuneCore music claims 4. NSA’s virtual waste of time? Spying in ‘World of Warcraft’ is harder than you think 5. Playing video games could lead to life-threatening blood clots: Study 6. Smithsonian […]

News of the Week: December 11, 2013

1. Snowden papers allege NSA/GCHQ embedded in WoW, XBL 2. The best quotes from the NSA World of Warcraft surveillance papers 3. Spies’ Dragnet Reaches a Playing Field of Elves and Trolls 4. The Daily Show Is Really Worried About NSA Spying In World of Warcraft 5. Daily Report: Tech Giants Call for Curbs on Government Surveillance 6. NSA reportedly ‘piggybacking’ […]

Participating in Wikipedia

Participating in Wikipedia

The possibilities for working through those class participation marks are quite broad. This semester I sat down with Jon and we hashed out the possibility of summarizing the cases we discussed in class and including relevant entries on Wikipedia. I thought, why should we be the only ones who get to know this stuff? So […]

News of the Week; December 4, 2013

1. The Player-Authors Project by Greg Lastowka 2. Arrest Made in San Francisco PS4 Killing 3. Why Gamers Can’t Stop Playing First-Person Shooters 4. Are Computer Games “Addictive?” 5. No Girls Allowed: Unraveling the story behind the stereotype of video games being for boys 6. New Barbie Game Is The Stuff Of Nightmares 7. Game Developers Pirate Own Game, Offer it as […]