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NY Declares War On World Of Warcraft, Other Video Games Where Sex Predators Lurk

  • NBC News, Wednesday, December 26, 2012 3 PM

The online gaming accounts of more than 2,100 registered sex offenders in New York state have been taken down as part of the Empire State's "Operation Game Over" initiative to cicumvent online sexual predators. This is the second initaitive in the state's Electronic Securing and Targeting Online Predators campaign, and the first to be applied explicitly to online games. Microsoft, Apple, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Disney Interactive, Warner Brothers and Sony are all participating in the iniative to block or purge online gaming accounts for people convicted of sex crimes in the state.

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