U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Proposed Videogame Ban (the breakdown)

28 06 2011

The United States Supreme Court released their decision on Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association Monday, regarding a proposed act by California to create a new regulation on videogames to minors.

The measure called for particularly violent games to be sold only to consumers 18 or older (or a minor with a parent present) and effectively issue civil fines of up to $1000 for anyone in violation of the act. The court ruled 7-2 against the act, with Justices Breyer and Thomas dissenting.

The opinions of the justices were compiled in a 92-page document, check out the notable bits and breakdown in the post after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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IncreaseBlue’s Phoenix Comicon Re-cap

31 05 2011

The 2011 Phoenix Comicon took place over the weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center. The event included many geek and pop culture stars such as George Takei, Leonard Nimoy, Vic Mignogna, and many others.

Among the many different anime, geek, comic, sci-fi and steam punk-themed festivities, there were also numerous video game tournaments and panels to be had at the convention. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue attended and covered the event, she offers her thoughts on the event below.

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