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  • Violent Video Game Tax Proposed In Pennsylvania

    02/06/2019 8:04:46 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 25 replies
    Gamespot ^ | 2-6-2019 | Eddie Makuch
    Lawmakers from Pennsylvania have put forth a bill that proposes a 10% excise tax on violent video games. House Bill 109 seeks to impose the so-called "sin tax" on games sold at retail that are rated by the ESRB as M for Mature or Adults-Only. The money would go into a fund called the "Digital Protection for School Safety Account" that aims to enhance security measures at schools in the wake of the school shootings in Parkland, Florida and Newtown, Connecticut. State representative Chris Quinn, a republican, initially put forth the bill in 2018, but it never made it out...
  • Legal interpretations will determine what’s next for Wire Act

    01/15/2019 4:52:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 15, 2019 | Richard N. Velotta
    Depending on who you talk to, the reinterpretation of the Wire Act by the U.S. Justice Department will either be no problem for Nevada — or a big problem. Gaming industry legal experts have begun analyzing the effects of the new interpretation of a 23-page opinion issued Monday by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel of the department’s Office of Legal Counsel. The 1961 Wire Act originally was intended to block sports betting across state lines through telephone and wire communications as a means of deterring organized crime.
  • It’s Over. Bethesda Has Nuked Fallout. (Vanity)

    12/28/2018 4:13:51 PM PST · by Kudsman · 52 replies
    Opinion | 12/28/18 | Kudsman
    For anyone unaware, Fallout 76 is an online only, pay to play MMO. It no longer is a single player RPG. This forever changes the Fallout experience for me. It’s dead. I have grown up enjoying the Fallout world. Sadly, I will never wander the landscape of post apocalyptic West Virgina. After waiting the almost a days time to download the 52 gig latest iteration, I finally got to play. WRONG. Online account must be paid for before “signing in”. Deleted that beyotch straight away. Adios Bethesda.
  • Here Are Some Short-Term (Non-Bug) Fixes 'Fallout 76' Needs ASAP

    11/24/2018 7:09:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/24/2018 | Paul Tassi
    Slighty buff ammo scavenging [A]ctively punishes you for taking on tough fights because if you lose or have to retreat, you can't just reload and try again, you have to respawn. Slightly buff item durability Having item durability in a game is one thing, but with these encounters, even if you die, that damage remains, meaning your stuff is breaking all the time unless you're devoting a serious amount of points into perk cards that reduce it. Remove the cap cost of fast travel [I]t may have something to do with making it so PvP players can't just stalk people...
  • Player anger over Rainbow Six Siege changes [made for Red China]

    11/05/2018 7:18:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    bbc ^ | 5 November 2018
    Wide-ranging Chinese state rules on what video games can depict are believed to be behind the need to modify Rainbow Six. The revamp would mean Rainbow Six had a "single, global version" so it would be easier to maintain and introduce new features, said Ubisoft. It illustrated its blogpost with images showing what some scenes and icons would look like in the new version. The illustrations depict skulls and knives being swapped for more anodyne images and some elements, such as slot machines, being removed entirely. The modified images and maps will be introduced with the Year 3, Season 4...
  • How teams (and Riot) are recreating the Korean boot camp (Video gaming/E-Sports)

    09/19/2018 9:28:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Sports ^ | September 19, 2018 | Daniil Volkov
    There's no better way to practice than going to South Korea. But this might very well change, as teams are already trying to recreate the Korean boot camp experience. The 2018 World Championship is coming! With that, many Western teams have already taken the first customary step to prepare for the event. Of course, I’m talking about the Korean boot camp. The boot camp practice is widespread, and competitive powerhouses like TSM, Fnatic, Immortals, G2 Esports have all spoken out on how much better it is to train in South Korea compared to their home regions. For one, Korea has...
  • Esports is hiring — and you don’t need to be a player

    09/03/2018 5:31:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | August 30, 2018 | Rich Huggan
    Chances are you’ve heard about how huge esports is becoming. It’s on TV channels like ESPN and TBS, it has hundreds of thousands –or even millions — of dollars in prizes. And it’s the industry that’s drawn investment from a number of mainstream brands, and even A-list celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Shaquille O’Neal. And while you might be aware of the gigantic sums of money these players (often teens) are playing for, you’re probably not aware just how many other career paths exist in esports. Gone are the days where you could only make a living in professional...
  • Jacksonville Shooter Was Member of Anti-Trump 'Resistance' - Referred to Trump Supporters as ...

    08/26/2018 10:01:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 26, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Complete Headline: Jacksonville Shooter Was Member of Anti-Trump 'Resistance' - Referred to Trump Supporters at "Trumptards" - Murdered 4 People Sunday afternoon, police responded to a 'mass shooting' at Jacksonville Landing in Florida which left 3 dead and 11 wounded. According to witnesses, the killer, David Katz, began shooting shortly after he lost the Madden NFL gaming tournament. [snip] Killer David Katz was a member of the anti-Trump "resistance." He referred to Trump supporters as "Trumptards" on his Reddit page.
  • Pro-gamer, 24, who shot dead two and injured 11 after LOSING: Florida tournament killer [Tr]

    08/26/2018 7:43:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2018 | EMILY CRANE and KEITH GRIFFITH
    On Sunday night, FBI and ATF agents raided a home in the upscale Federal Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore. It is believed to be the home of Katz's parents, where the shooter himself also lived...As a child, Katz had 'significant health problems', according to court records in his parents' divorce. At the time of the 2014 court filing, the shooter's father worked for NASA, and his mother worked for the US Food and Drug Administration.
  • Jacksonville Landing shooter David Katz described as gamer angry after losing in tournament

    08/26/2018 5:42:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/26/18 | Nicole Darrah, Samuel Chamberlain
    The gunman who opened fire during a Madden 19 NFL tournament at a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday afternoon, killing two people before turning the gun on himself, has been described by witnesses and people who knew him as a gamer who erupted in anger after losing the event. David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, was believed to have fired shots during the event at the Chicago Pizza restaurant and bar in The Jacksonville Landing, Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference. Williams did not speak about a possible motive.
  • The game changers: meet the creatives shaking up the gaming world

    08/19/2018 1:14:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2018 | Simon Parkin
    Just as the kaleidoscopic dramas of Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, the pseudo-non-fiction murk of Alan Moore’s comic From Hell and the domestic pragmatism of Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals meet under the fat banner of prose, so the body of video games becomes an ever broader church. It is impossible to enforce orthodoxy in a medium where shifting technology defines the canvas. The artform now embraces work from a dizzying spectrum. A challenging time, then, for the Victoria and Albert Museum to stage its first major video game exhibition. Rather than reach into the primordial digital soup of the...
  • Chill your outrage. Parents should hire 'Fortnite' tutors.

    08/01/2018 10:14:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 1, 2018 | Adam Rosenberg
    Maybe it's time we stopped with the pearl-clutching over video games. Fortnite was big news on Tuesday, when the Wall Street Journal published a feature looking at parents who hire tutors to help their kids (and themselves) get good. The article itself is a fine example of non-biased journalism: There's no agenda, and the story works to inform and help people understand this growingly frequent practice without casting any judgments. But the response has been something else. In 2018, folks are still freaked out by video games. The revelation that parents hire video game tutors has prompted a mixture of...
  • SJW Culture is RUINING GAMING

    07/07/2018 6:13:59 PM PDT · by kanawa · 56 replies
    Upper Echelon Gamers ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | n/a
    SJW Culture is Ruining Gaming Upper Echelon Gamers (1 week ago) Youtube just DEMONETIZED this video... AGAIN. I am appealing.
  • Nine-year-old girl placed into rehab for her Fortnite addiction

    06/10/2018 10:04:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    TechSpot ^ | 06/10/2018 | Rob Thubron
    The Mirror reports that the girl’s parents bought her an Xbox One in January and she downloaded Fortnite. But by mid-March she was showing signs of addiction. "We got called in by her head ­teacher asking if ­everything was OK. She had fallen asleep twice in lessons and her grades were slipping," said mother Carol. "When we asked our daughter what the ­problem was, she became unusually ­argumentative and aggressive, which we just put down to her hormones." The family also started noticing regular payments of £50 ($67) per month on their credit card, which the daughter said could be...
  • ‘Battlefield V’ is Right to Include Women — They Were Vital to World War II

    06/10/2018 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 177 replies
    Fandom ^ | May 25th 2018 | Dom Peppiatt
    The internet is in uproar (again). Developer DICE’s decision to include a woman on the cover art for this year’s Battlefield offering has, for some reason, antagonised the most vocal parts of the gaming internet. Within minutes of DICE revealing its new game, detractors on reddit, Twitter and various online gaming forums were spouting their vitriol, furious that DICE had sacrificed authenticity in favour of ‘political correctness’. Here’s the thing, though: it hasn’t. Women have always played a vital role in the World’s wars, and to ignore that is to be willfully ignorant. From soldiers enlisted in active duty to...
  • Why South Korea's Gaming Giants Are Storming Into Cryptocurrencies

    05/30/2018 9:50:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 30, 2018 | Elaine Ramirez
    When South Korea rode the cryptocurrency wave in 2017 to become one of the world's largest markets for Ether and Bitcoin, it was clear the craze was here to stay. The countryÂ’s leading companies and even the government threw their investments behind blockchain, the technology underlying digital tokens that promised to revolutionize everything from information distribution to logistics processes. The countryÂ’s tech and gaming leaders like Nexon, Smilegate, Netmarble and NHN Entertainment took a special liking to the technology, pinning hopes on blockchain to create new business models for their companies in one of the world's fiercest gaming markets. Nexon...
  • The day zero was banned from British roulette – how times have changed

    12/29/2017 2:40:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 29, 2017 | by Leighton Vaughan Williams, The Conversation
    <p>On December 30, 1967, senior detectives from Scotland Yard sent owners of gambling clubs into a proverbial spin. Anyone operating a roulette wheel that contained the number zero would be prosecuted, they warned. From now on the whirl of numbers would all be reds and blacks – starting with the number one.</p>
  • 'Gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated' - Improbable CEO

    11/03/2017 9:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Tech World ^ | November 3, 2017 | Scott Carey
    The CEO of London startup Improbable spoke about the possibility of virtual worlds and gaming being an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated. Herman Narula, the co-founder and CEO of Improbable Worlds Limited, a London startup building the infrastructure for massive virtual worlds to be developed, says that "gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated". While speaking at Wired Live in London yesterday the CEO directly referenced science fiction from The Matrix, author William Gibson and Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel Ready Player One. It is this last reference which seems the...
  • Las Vegas Gunman Chased Gambling’s Payouts and Perks

    10/04/2017 9:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 4, 2017 | Serge F. Kovaleski, Sabrina Tavernise and John Branch
    LAS VEGAS — The video poker machines that Stephen Paddock liked were the ones that did not draw attention. They had few look-at-me flashing lights or listen-to-me bells. He would sit in front of them for hours, often wagering more than $100 a hand. The way he played — instinctually, decisively, calculatingly, silently, with little movement beyond his shifting eyes and nimble fingers — meant he could play several hundred hands an hour. Casino hosts knew him well. “Not a lot of smiles and friendliness,” said John Weinreich, who was an executive casino host at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa...
  • Want a job at MGM Springfield? Casino company launches hiring push ahead of fall 2018 opening (MA)

    09/25/2017 1:16:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Republican ^ | September 25, 2017 | Dan Glaun
    MGM Springfield is launching a push to attract job seekers, as the company prepares to fill thousands of jobs ahead of the $950 million gaming complex's opening in the fall of 2018. The campaign, which already includes billboard, radio, digital and print advertisements and will feature television ads in the coming months, is designed to raise awareness of hundreds of posted job descriptions to local workers, MGM said in a statement. "We want MGM Springfield employees to reflect their community, which will ultimately enrich our property and the customer experience," MGM Resort's Vice President of Talent and Workforce Development Wanda...