Business is booming for online gaming networks and equipment retailers during the COVID-19 lockdown, but spikes in usage also create challenges. We interview some leading game platform providers to see how they and their users are dealing with increased demand.
Special guest reviewer Bill Jackson is back with another classic book review this week of a title that you really should check out if you haven’t already done so. It’s Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, he tackles the beginning of almost every fantasy adventure tale, and one of the best ever written. It’s J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth sagas. Do we have to really say how many videogames have been influenced by this?
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, the Cryptonomicon comes to light, and woe be to us all! If you want to know how the modern techno thriller got its start, crack open the pages of this vile and delightful tome.
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, although summer is winding down, it’s not too late to dive into an amazing horror tale set during summer vacation in Dan Simmon’s Summer of Night. This was the Stranger Things of its time, and is still a great read today.
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. These are great stories that you might have missed, or might just miss, and which some of our favorite videogame tropes are likely based. First up: the cyberpunk classic: Snow Crash.
A new book claims that Blizzard Entertainment’s Warden rootkit is spying on World of Warcraft players, collecting data on IM buddy lists, e-mail and all the Websites players visit.
California congressman introduces legislation to restrict access to video games. Last month's federal district court decision denying First Amendment protection to video games already is bearing fruit. Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation that would restrict access by children to violent or sexually explicit games. The "Protect Children from Video Game Sex and Violence Act of 2002," introduced May 2, would prohibit the sale or rental or proscribed games to those under 18 years of age. It provides fines and possible jail time for violators. Baca blamed violent role-playing games for such incidents as school shootings by students in … Continue reading First Amendment Attack →
Denial of First Amendment protection leaves IDSA down, but not out. A federal judge's refusal to grant First Amendment protection to violent video games has foiled the Interactive Digital Software Association's first effort to block a St. Louis ordinance restricting access to the games, but has not stopped the fight. "The matter is still in litigation and we're considering our options for moving forward," said IDSA president Douglas Lowenstein. Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh on April 19 denied IDSA's motion for a summary judgment that the ordinance is an unconstitutional infringement of First Amendment freedom of expression. The judge, of the … Continue reading IDSA Takes A Hit →