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Netflix, the BBFC, and the VSC seek to make the UK the safest place to be online

New research by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the Video Standards Council Rating Board (VSC) has revealed that almost 80% of parents are concerned about children seeing inappropriate content on video on demand or online games platforms.

While the best defense will always be for parents to have a more active […]

Weekend Design Challenge: 1 – Why?

I went on a trip around the Internet this afternoon, looking for weekend challenges such as the old Weekend Blend challenges that I used to participate in at the Blender Artists Community.  I wanted something similar, but for game designers. So far I have not found anything that matches what I had in mind, so […]

5 Perspectives on Net Neutrality

The idea behind internet neutrality is that broadband service providers should not be able to give preferential speeds to their own services or those of companies that pay an increased service fee.

Imagine trying to watch your favorite program on a streaming service, but the quality or speed is reduced because the company behind […]

Google+ Shutingdown

On October 8th, an article on the New York Times website reported that Google had announced the shutdown of the consumer portion of the Google Plus service. Introduced in 2011 as a social media competitor to Facebook, Google Plus acted as a link between Google’s services. Despite strong efforts to encourage use of the service, […]

Violent Video Games Exposed

It is a controversy that has come and gone and come again over the years, usually following some tragedy such as a school shooting, where people are looking to understand what could have caused a young person to pick up a gun and fire it at their fellow children.

The most recent tragedy was a […]

What do we Know About the Closed Meeting on Video Game Violence?

It has been about a month since the terrible shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, and in the wake of that tragedy both victims and students from the school advocated for stricter gun control law. There was a series of inquiries about the role of guns and gun control, however, the question […]

Mad-Croc worth $100,000

Md-Croc Energy has announced what Mad-Croc CEO Ari Koivula said is “the heftiest prize in mobile game history.” This October, in a month-long contest of mobile scroller gaming, the Mad-Croc Energy company plans to award one winner a $100,000 prize for getting the highest score by swimming the furthest in the mobile Mad-Croc game.

“Competition […]

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

Today is the day. Heavensward is here and Playstation systems and computers from all over are busily burning up the internet in downloading the first major expansion for Final Fantasy XIV.

Early access starts on June 19th for those who pre-ordered the game, so the servers have been down since late last night while everything […]

My Birthday Today

Happy birthday to me!

I wish I could say I got a new computer, but, alas, I am still working on the old desktop I bought in 2008. I’m also still homeless and the place I am staying is being threatened by wildfires.

I did get a bit of a birthday gift, however, and managed […]

Assassins Creed Unity First Look livestream event November 7th

Check out the Assassin’s Creed Unity first look event this Friday on Twitch!

Pre-show: 9am – Noon (PST) Main Event: Noon – 6pm (PST)

Also: unlock exclusive in-game content just for signing in; including two exclusive weapons (the French Rapier and a Parade Pistol) and The American Prisoner Mission that lets you liberate […]

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