• Video-Game Violence Should Be Regulated By Parents, Not Politicians
    Don't be fooled by the decade-long decline in youth violence. Video games are driving kids cross-eyed with violent rage, according to Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch. Violent video games are the new hot-button issue for politicians who badly need to appear as if they care about children. And many with national ambitions are climbing on the bandwagon.
  • Games For Non-Gamers
    In the early days of video gaming, "Nintendo" was for young boys. If you were over 18 or a girl and you played "Nintendo," something was amiss. As young gamers grew up, console gaming did, too, and now no one bats an eye when a 30-year-old investment banker spends his time at home on his 360.
  • Microsoft's Got a Live One
    Microsoft this month touted its Xbox Live service at a game developer's conference in Britain, reminding everyone that the online gaming service, which has grown up quite a bit from when it was just a place to play "Halo," is burgeoning into what is sure to become a bona-fide, coveted media property.
  • Casual Games
    While a lot of the attention in the video game ad market is focused on the bigger-name franchises from major development houses, potential in-game advertisers have a whole other sector to look at--casual games.
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