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  • Gatorade Banned and Fined $300k for Bad-Mouthing Water

    09/21/2017 8:36:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Gatorade has been banned from insulting its main competitor — water — and fined $300,000 after it slandered nature’s sports drink in a video game, California’s Attorney General announced Thursday. AG Xavier Becerra sued the neon-colored beverage company over its cellphone game “Bolt!” in which players guide track star Usain Bolt around to collect coins and bottles of Gatorade but must avoid water — which slows the Olympian down.
  • Bandai Namco: ‘Father of Pac-Man’ Masaya Nakamura dies

    01/30/2017 10:25:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.asahi.com ^ | January 30, 2017 at 18:00 JST | Staff
    The Japanese games company Bandai Namco says Masaya Nakamura, the "Father of Pac-Man" who founded the Japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died at age 91. Nakamura, who died on Jan. 22, held an honorary position at Bandai Namco, formed in 2005 from a merger of two game companies. He founded Namco in 1955. Its beginnings were humble--just two mechanical horses on the rooftop of a department store. Pac-Man, designed by video game maker Toru Iwatani, went on sale in 1980. Guinness World Record has named it the world's most successful coin-operated arcade game. Bandai Namco...
  • Pro extreme skier dies in Chilean avalanche while filming video game promos

    07/20/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/20/2016
    Matilda Rapaport, a Swedish extreme free skier, has died after she was caught in an avalanche while filming promotional material for an upcoming video game last week in Chile. She was 30. Rapaport was engulfed by the avalanche Thursday after a winter storm in the resort village of Farrellones, about 45 miles northeast of Santiago in central Chile. According to a statement released Monday by Red Bull, one of her sponsors, she succumbed to her injuries a few days later “despite intensive medical care and treatment over the subsequent days.” She had been married to her longtime boyfriend, alpine World...
  • Need Old early to mid 80's Video Game Name help

    06/03/2015 5:19:20 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 71 replies
    6/3/15 | self
    I've seen many people have sucess at moie names knowing only a fdistant memories. Im hoping you can help me with an old video arcade game. This was after pong but just before/during space invaders if I remember correctly. It was a game similar in graphics to asteroids that had two spaceships defending a group of ten or so fuel containers. The game lasted as long as you were able to keep wave after wave of enemy ships from stealing all the containers. My brother and I loved this game with one of us camping our ship near the containers...
  • Ralph H. Baer, father of video games, passes away at 92

    12/07/2014 1:10:09 PM PST · by Monty22002 · 71 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/7/2014
    The father of video games, Ralph H. Baer, has passed away at age 92. He came to rest in his New Hampshire home on the night of Saturday, Dec. 6 according to Wikipedia and a Facebook post by video game historian Leonard Herman, a friend of Baer. Dubbed the "Thomas Edison of the home TV game" by Popular Electronics Magazine in 1980, Baer's Odyssey game system was the first home video game system. The patent for the idea was filed on August 10, 1970 and the system was released by Magnavox in 1972.
  • Nintendo life-simulation game doesn’t allow same-sex couples

    05/07/2014 5:50:10 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05-07-2014 | The Associated Press
    The publisher of such gaming franchises as "The Legend of Zelda" and "Mario Bros." said Tuesday it wouldn't bow to pressure to allow players to engage in romantic activities with characters of the same sex in English editions of "Tomodachi Life." This follows a social media campaign launched by fans last month seeking virtual equality for the game's characters, which are modeled after real people. "Nintendo never intended to make any form of social commentary with the launch of 'Tomodachi Life,'" Nintendo of America Inc. said in a statement. "The relationship options in the game represent a playful alternate world...
  • Real Live Battlefield: Video Game ‘Map’ Mirrors Ukraine Tank Depot, Pits Russia vs. USA

    03/03/2014 2:11:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | 3-3-14 | Mac Slavo
    The new Battlefield 4 video game from Electronic Arts, in which fictional forces from the United States, Russia and China go to war with each other features a curious, perhaps coincidental, new ‘map’ that is an almost exact replica of a massive ‘secret’ Ukranian tank depot. The map, dubbed Zavod 311, engages players from around the world in various scenarios that feature tanks, armored vehicles, helicopters, foot soldiers, and a host of weaponry with the goal being “conquest and control” of specific targets on the map. Up until recently it was just another map to play. But a report from...
  • Video Game Has Players Help Women Find Abortion Clinics to Kill Their Babies

    08/28/2013 11:20:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Katie Yoder
    If Wendy Davis’ 11-hour filibuster to protect late-term abortion in the Lone Star State wasn’t proof enough of the Texas pro-abortion movement’s desperation, a new video game does the trick. In “Choice: Texas,” designed by Carly Kocurek and Allyson Whipple and currently in development, players hunt for abortion access in Texas via the “choose-your-own-adventure” technique – and confront obstacles such as geography and healthcare. Gamers live vicariously through characters such as 35-year-old Latrice who, despite a long-time boyfriend, “has never planned to have children, and between her career and family obligations, she feels she has her hands full enough.” Another,...
  • Eight-year-old shoots caregiver, 87, dead 'after playing Grand Theft Auto and tries to claim it was

    08/24/2013 12:45:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 Aug 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An eight-year-old boy who allegedly shot dead his 87-year-old caregiver with her own gun had played a violent video game that awards points for killing people just minutes earlier. The boy, who has not been identified, was playing Grand Theft Auto IV before shooting relative Marie Smothers in the back of the head as she watched television in her Louisiana mobile home on Thursday night. The boy won't be charged for shooting Smothers, pronounced dead at the scene, because of his age. The Colt .38-caliber Detective Special revolver he used belonged to Smothers, who lived in the Country Breeze Mobile...
  • The Stunning Video Game Resume That Took 2,000 Hours To Make

    07/22/2013 10:00:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/19/2013 @ 9:40AM | Paul Tassi, Contributor
    Alexander J. Velicky is part of the current generation of millennials trying desperately to find a job in the current economic climate. He’s 19, and could be part of the legions sending out resumes, CVs and cover letters to every company under the sun. He decided to do things a bit differently
  • Career criminal charged in Jonylah Watkins slaying

    05/27/2013 8:52:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 27, 2013 | Adam Sege, Jeremy Gorner and Dawn Rhodes
    Six-month-old Jonylah Watkins was fatally shot over a stolen video game console, Chicago police said Monday as they announced an arrest in a slaying that has come to symbolize the city's deadly gun culture. Authorities charged Koman Willis, 33, with killing the infant and shooting her father while they sat parked in a minivan in the Woodlawn neighborhood on March 11. A bullet entered Jonylah's right shoulder and traveled down through her left thigh. She died the following day. Her father, Jonathan Watkins, survived multiple gunshot wounds.
  • MSNBC's Philosophy On Parenting Can Be Boiled Down To An Old Video Game Catchphrase

    04/10/2013 10:26:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-10-13 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it, MSNBC doesn't think the children you feed, clothe, discipline, educate, and raise belong to you.This is a play off of "all your base are belong to us." It's a meme that has been around for a long time, but I suspect many may not know it.
  • Democrat introduces bill to restrict access by minors to violent video games

    01/17/2013 2:16:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    During his media event yesterday to roll out his "comprehensive" plan to address gun violence, Barack Obama didn't mention the entertainment industry at all, despite hints from Joe Biden that films, television, and video games would all be on the table for discussion. Instead, another Democrat has picked up that issue in the House. Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) has introduced legislation that would require all retailers to prevent the sale of violent video games to minors: Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) introduced a bill this week that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors.The Supreme Court struck down...
  • Disturbing Video Game Has Players Shoot NRA Leaders

    01/15/2013 12:42:46 AM PST · by PeteMcNamara · 130 replies
    I saw something today that upset and deeply disturbed me. I was walking past my son's bedroom, where he spends all his time on his computer playing those damn games of his. I stopped when I heard the sound of Wayne LaPierre's voice as he gave his speech about the Newtown massacre. I was surprised my son, who is just 14, was getting involved in anything political, but I was glad he was exposing himself to the right people. I opened the door, intending to tell him how proud I was, when the image on the screen stopped me cold....
  • Biden seeks game industry input on gun violence

    01/12/2013 9:47:34 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 11 January 2013 11:00 | Peter Scott
    Don’t worry, DC has it covered In another futile attempt to curb gun violence in the Land of the Free, US Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to the video game industry for ideas. That will give you an idea of how much crap the government has on the shelf. Biden will meet with gaming industry representatives on Friday, as he explores cultural factors that supposedly contribute to violent behavior. Biden already met with other entertainment industry representatives earlier this week and he is expected to present his recommendations to President Barack Obama next week. Although many techies...
  • Drive Deserted Streets in North Korea's Super-Depressing New Video Game

    12/20/2012 7:00:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | Dec. 20, 2012 | Fruzsina Eördögh
    Drive Deserted Streets in North Korea's Super-Depressing New Video Game By Fruzsina Eördögh Posted Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at 6:31 PM ET North Korea has made its first video game! Well, kinda. The browser-based Pyongyang Racer is too old-school to appeal to gaming aficionados, but it’s not exactly supposed to compete with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Made by a North Korea-based IT company and a British-owned travel agency that arranges tours of the country, the game is a marketing stunt, plain and simple.* It hasn’t made me want to visit North Korea any time soon, but the Internet...
  • Since When Does Brookings Make Video Games?[Call of Duty-Man vs. Machines]

    05/08/2012 1:23:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 08 May 2012 | MICHAEL PECK
    Military futurist Peter Singer -- and consultant for the forthcoming Call of Duty -- reveals what kind of dark assumptions are baked into the next blockbuster game. The Internet has been abuzz over details -- and several intriguing YouTube videos -- of the upcoming "Call of Duty: Black Ops II," scheduled to hit shelves in November. A sequel to the 2010 blockbuster "Call of Duty: Black Ops," the latest iteration of the video game continues the saga of American and Russian operatives immersed in a complex 1960s Cold War plot. But much of the sequel takes place in 2025, when...
  • Get A Whiff of This: Smell-O-Vision

    10/13/2011 7:56:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Mon Oct 10, 2011 03:10 PM ET | Analysis by Nic Halverson
    In our collective consciousness, the French have a reputation for scent. Cut into a wheel of Roquefort, uncork a vintage bottle of Petrus or a flacon of Parisian perfume and you'll smell what I mean. So, it should come as no surprise that French company, Olf-Action, has developed SMELLIT, a device designed to aromatically enhance the video games and movies of your home entertainment system. A cluster of what look like six miniature jet turbines affixed to a stand presumably will blast out synchronized odors that correspond with onscreen activity. SMELLIT hasn't officially been released yet, but it's due for...
  • Blackwater founder Erik Prince enters video game business

    09/13/2011 8:15:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12, 2011 | John Gaudiosi
    <p>"Blackwater" was developed by Zombie Studios and overseen by former Navy SEAL and Blackwater founder Erik Prince.</p> <p>More and more, today's video game business is driven by huge military shooters like Activision's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" and Electronic Arts' "Battlefield 3."</p>
  • N. Korea: New video game on Kim Jong-un gains popularity worldwide

    05/02/2011 7:35:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 05/02/11 | Tony Chang
    (LEAD) (Yonhap Feature) New video game on Kim Jong-un gains popularity worldwide By Tony Chang SEOUL, May 2 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's heir-apparent son takes over the helm of his destitute communist country in 2012. He reunites the two Koreas, for which he is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, but he takes further aim at world domination. The 20-something son, Kim Jong-un, who in real life is still being groomed to succeed his father as the country's next leader, is the very villain to shoot down in a new U.S. video game currently on sale worldwide. The...