Category Archives: Politics
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | 17:16 BST
Foxconn admits to overworking students on PS4 assembly line, “immediate action” taken to bring campus to “full compliance”
Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has been forcing labor on “thousands of students from an IT engineering program at the Xi’an Institute of Technology” as part the factory’s PS4 manufacturing operation, according reports out of China.
Wed, Oct 09, 2013 | 02:33 BST
The Russian government is negotiating the development of “patriotic” video games, and is considering a ban on internationally-produced titles which “distort history”.
Mon, Oct 07, 2013 | 10:42 BST
Scottish Games Network has launched today as the nation’s official games industry body. It has gone from a small Yahoo group to the voice of Scotland’s industry in a matter of years. Get the details here.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 02:44 GMT
Former RIEDC head accuses Rhode Island governor of blocking 38 Studios’ attempts to avoid bankruptcy
The former head of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has accused Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee of blocking attempts made by 38 Studios to handle debt and raise capital before it file for bankruptcy.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 | 16:30 BST
A new poll conducted by UK institution YouGov has suggested that 61% of UK residents feel there is a link between playing videogames and acts of real world aggression or violence.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 | 20:13 BST
South Australia Attorney General John Rau feels the R18+ rating isn’t being applied properly, and needs to be investigated further by the Federal Governmenr.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 | 11:32 BST
GTA controversy seems to have made its way into the realm of apparel, as shirt manufacturer Teespring has launched a “GTA Made Me Do It” design that will only print if 150 people place an order.
Mon, Sep 02, 2013 | 12:14 BST
Lionhead creative director Gary Carr has predicted that the games development workforce will see a 50-50 split in male and female employees within the next ten years.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 | 06:48 BST
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has said she and her colleagues played video games before a landmark 2011 ruling which brought games under the protection of the US’s free speech laws.
Mon, Aug 05, 2013 | 23:30 BST
The Entertainment Consumers Association has denounced proposed US legislation enabling a study into the effects of violent video games in children.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 | 05:06 BST
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 | 12:26 BST
Nintendo has found itself in the cross-hairs of human rights organisation Walk Free, which claims the Japanese company procures raw minerals needed to make its products through slave labour. Nintendo has since responded to the 400,000-strong petition, which demands the company disclose an audit of its operations in order to prove its innocence.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 | 19:44 BST
Xbox One’s Kinect may violate a new bill representatives from Massachusetts and North Carolina have submitted to the House.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 | 09:27 BST
The Centers for Disease Control has been charged by US President Barack Obama to investigate the role of videogames in acts of gun violence. Findings from the study will be presented in 3-5 years.
Fri, Jun 07, 2013 | 10:29 BST
New research conducted by Dr. Kathy Sanford at the University of Victoria in British Columbia has published insight into a five-year study on the impact of games on children aged 13-17. The results show that games can make children more morally and ethically inclined, among other positive traits.
Wed, May 29, 2013 | 09:43 BST
Tropes vs Women in Video Games creator Anita Sarkeesian has published the second episode of her Damsel in Distress documentary, which explores the role of female characters in games as helpless captives.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 06:58 BST
US vice president Joe Biden has said there’s no legal objection to imposing a tax on violent media.
Fri, May 10, 2013 | 10:56 BST
MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne Chi Onwurah has called for reflection among the UK games industry on the issue of gender equality in issues such as employment, skills and more. The MP called the imbalance of women working in information and communications technology roles – including the games industry – an “absolute scandal”, and called on the industry to provoke real change.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 09:03 BST
Electronic Arts has revealed plans to ditch gun licensing deals from its games – but will continue to feature well-known weaponry in their titles without paying gun manufacturers.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 09:31 BST
Tomb Raider writer Rhianna Pratchett has discussed the impact of her #1reasontobe and #1reasonwhy hashtag campaigns, which called on females working within the games industry to reveal moments where they felt they were being ether harassed or treated with inequality due to their gender, and to raise awareness on the positives of the industry respectively.