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  • “Games cause rickets” – a thorough debunking

    UPDATE: I’ve emailed the scientists behind the research. They stated “We do not say that gaming causes rickets”. You can see their full views on the misleading press coverage at http://www.gamesbrief.com/2010/01/scientists-behind-games-cause-rickets-deny-a-specific-link/ I know I shouldn’t get angry...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • Why I was tempted to discriminate against women

    It may seem odd to be writing about women’s employment and maternity rights in a blog dedicated to the business of games, but I make no apology. It is a fundamental issue that has already sparked debate...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • An entertaining riposte to Lily Allen’s pirate rant

    I don’t agree with the trolls who flamed Lily Allen into taking down her website about filesharing and piracy: the copyright law is a mess, it needs to be changed, and the more we can have an...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • Hot Coffee Put to Rest – For USD 20 Million

    As the resident journo who speaks ‘controversy’, it’s my somewhat reluctant job to cover news that Take Two has finally settled its class action lawsuit over the Hot Coffee debacle to the tune of $20 million. “Under...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • If you buy a book digitally you own it, right? Not if you buy it from Amazon!

    Last week was a bad week for the cloud and digital distribution. First, Twitter’s Google accounts got hacked, and details of its funding and strategy were published for all to see. Next, Amazon reaches out over the...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • China Bans Gold Farming: Notoriously Controlling, Yet Forward Thinking?

    The Chinese Ministries of Culture and Commerce announced on Monday that the trading of virtual currency for real world cash is to be banned outright, in the name of reducing illegal gambling and money laundering. From the...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • Rendition: Guantanamo – The Controversy Everyone’s Missing

    This one leaves me somewhat speechless – although I suppose I really shouldn’t be surprised. Rendition: Guantanamo – from Scottish developer, T-Enterprise – isn’t a new announcement, but it made the news (general and specialist) recently for...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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