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27 June, 2011

Games are protected expression!
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:56 AM

The good news today was that the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the California video game law that restricted sales of “violent” video games to minors, known as “Brown vs. EMA” (previously “Schwarzenegger vs. EMA” before the change of governor in California). The upshot is that the highest court has said that computer games enjoy the same protected status as other forms of expression such as movies and books.

Hooray!
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19 June, 2011

Criticism, criticizing, and complaining
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 12:12 AM

Yeah, I know. Three posts in rapid succession previously, then nothing for a few weeks. Had some family issues to deal with and the “day job” has been heating up… in a good way. Expect to hear more about what I’m working on within the next few months.

This time around, let’s take a look at three seemingly related topics that actually have a lot of subtlety: Criticism, criticizing, and complaining. Specifically, let’s see how these relate to game development.
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