Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 186 – The Finale!

In the very final episode of Super Podcast Action Committee (episode 186) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge for a free-form conversation about Lollipop Chainsaw’s platinum coins (3:53), Square Enix’s penchant for giving Kingdom Hearts games weird names (13:32), adventures covering E3 over the years (16:25), ... Read more

GamePolitics’ own E. Zachary Knight is running for Congress

Before we go dark, we’d like to take a moment to inform you that our own E. Zachary Knight, longtime contributor and co-host of Super Podcast Action Committee, is running for US Congress. “For the first time in over 30 years,” says Knight, “the Oklahoma Legislature reduced the ballot access laws and thanks to that, ... Read more

New study examines ‘violent-sexist’ video games’ affect on player empathy towards female victims of

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE earlier this week takes a look at how “violent-sexist” video games affect players’ empathy towards female victims of violence.  The study was conducted by Alessandro Gabbiadini, Paolo Riva, and Chiara Volpato from Italy’s University of Milano Bicocca, Luca Andrighetto from Italy’s University of Genova, and – a name long-time readers of this ... Read more

Take-Two sued by former Rockstar North president for $150 million in unpaid royalties

Leslie Benzies, former president of Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto series), is suing Take-Two Interactive for $150 million in unpaid royalties. Take-Two, who has filed a counter-suit, sees things differently. UPDATE: See below for more info from Benzies’ side of this story. “Nowhere does the Royalty Plan provide that Benzies is entitled to a minimum allocation ... Read more

Senator Al Franken voices Oculus Rift privacy concerns

Last week, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) penned a letter to Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe detailing a list of privacy concerns he has regarding the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. “Oculus’ creation of an immersive virtual reality experience is an exciting development,” writes Franken, “but it remains important to understand the extent to which Oculus may be ... Read more

GamePolitics Is Dead; Long Live GamePolitics

You’re probably getting sick of these posts. Yes. GamePolitics as a site is over. There are no more serious threats to gaming. Politicians have all but given up. Anti-game research only comes from the same handful of people it has always come from. Pundits still say stupid things, but have a much smaller reach. Yet, ... Read more

Jack Thompson and how I started with GamePolitics

“Have you heard about this Jack Thompson guy?” I was working for a technology company back in the spring of 2005.  A workmate came up to me and asked the above question.  I admitted I had not heard of him.  I was told that there was this lawyer named Jack Thompson who was railing about a hidden ... Read more