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  • Blog Post: Former Game Developer Accused Of Being A Spy Released From Iranian Prison

    In 2011, Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, a former marine and developer for Kuma Reality Games, was arrested and imprisoned for allegedly being a CIA spy. In 2012, he was sentenced to death though Iran's Supreme Court later overturned the sentence and ordered a new trial. According to CNN , Hekmati, along with... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Viewership Numbers Rival Those Of Major Cable Networks

    New data shows just how popular the game-streaming service Twitch has become. Twitch, which was recently purchased by Amazon for a nearly a billion dollars, is posting viewer numbers that rival ratings for some of the biggest cable networks in the world. A recent New York Times article shows the explosive... More
  • Blog Post: Dave Jaffe Scolds CNN For Unfair Reporting On Violent Games

    After seeing a CNN report in which anchor Erin Burnett tried to badger psychologist and author William Pollack into saying that there was a hard link between games and recent violent shooting sprees, the Twisted Metal creator wrote a rant directed at the network. You can watch the original CNN clip below... More
  • Blog Post: Conservative Pundit Says Video Games Are Making Men "Pathetic"

    William Bennett is a well known cultural commentator, and served as U.S. Secretary of Education under George H.W. Bush. In a recent CNN editorial, the author of the recent book The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood has harsh words for men, and cites many males' video game habits as a contributing... More
  • Blog Post: CNN Report: Only 10 Percent Of Players Finish Games

    A report just published on CNN.com gives some surprising numbers regarding how many players actually finish games. In the article, author Blake Snow quotes Activision production contractor Keith Fuller, who says, "What I've been told as a blanket expectation is that 90 percent of players who... More
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