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NY Attorney General culls web games of 2,100 sex offenders; “crime scene of the 21st century”

NY Attorney General culls web games of 2,100 sex offenders; “crime scene of the 21st century”

It's no small feat taking on the entire internet when you're making sure the world is safe for children - that's why New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has removed approximately 2,100 registered sex offenders from online gaming communities instead. Targeting groups like Gaia Online, NCSoft, and THQ, Scheiderman has made it clear that if it's possible that a child is playing a video game online, he doesn't want sex offenders anywhere on the digital premises.

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New York AG kicks thousands of sex offenders off online games

New York AG kicks thousands of sex offenders off online games

With cooperation from Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Warner Bros, and Disney Interactive, New York's top prosecutor has been successful in banning online gaming accounts of more than 3,500 registered sex offenders. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the crack-down, known as "Operation Game Over," was a success. It was the first sting operation of its kind, and it could be the first of many.

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The real Ender’s Game: DARPA kids testing tomorrow’s MIL-TEC

The real Ender’s Game: DARPA kids testing tomorrow’s MIL-TEC

A new report into DARPA-funded research draws deep connections between computer games for children and advanced military software, a modern day Ender's Game using STEM to improve US soldier training. These aren't pre-teens inadvertently directing fleets of starships to destroy alien planets, though, with the kids instead said to be unknowingly helping develop software which will train military personnel on things like avoiding counter-insurgency and pacifying occupied territories.

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Decade-long study shows video games not linked to negative social behavior

Decade-long study shows video games not linked to negative social behavior

A study has been released this month by a group working with the University of Glasgow which shows the effects of television and video game use in children starting at age 5 spanning through age 7. This study began when the children were 9 months old and ran through age 7, with the full study taking place over the past 10 years - this study was first completed by the study group in December of 2011 and was just published by BMJ this week, having been "accepted" by Open Access in December of 2012. The study makes a point to separate their findings between the effects of watching TV for 3 hours or more daily and playing video games in general.

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Audi Ender’s Game concept car is a virtual star

Audi Ender’s Game concept car is a virtual star

Judge the future of the car industry by movies, and you'd be forgiven for assuming that only Audi makes it beyond the 21st century, with the German company notching up another product placement deal supplying the upcoming Ender's Game movie with its sleek coupés. The new Audi Fleet Shuttle Quattro, specially designed for the film, is the latest of several one-off cars created for Hollywood, but in a first for Audi is entirely computer generated.

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Ender’s Game trailer wrap-up: a new vision for a sci-fi classic

Ender’s Game trailer wrap-up: a new vision for a sci-fi classic

This week the folks at Summit Entertainment have released what they're calling a "Final Trailer Preview" for the upcoming sci-fi film Ender's Game. This trailer shows many of the key elements involved in telling the Ender's Game story, aiming to entice both those new to this story environment and those that are fans of the original novel. Here Harrison Ford narrates and stars as one of many guides for Ender as the tale of youngsters battling aliens unfolds.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall for PS4 gets epic gameplay walkthrough

Killzone: Shadow Fall for PS4 gets epic gameplay walkthrough

Killzone: Shadow Fall was arguably the most impressive of the PlayStation 4 unveil demos earlier this year, and now developers Guerrilla Games have more of the succulent first-person gameplay to tease us with ahead of the next-gen console's launch. The studio walked E3 2013 attendees through a 21-minute walkthrough - which you can see after the cut - to detail what the PS4 delivers in terms of visual enhancements over the PS3 and more.

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Ender’s Game trailer reveals child genius training for future alien war

Ender’s Game trailer reveals child genius training for future alien war

It's finally time to get a good look at the film adaptation of the science fiction novel classic Ender's Game with the first official full-length trailer for the movie. This trailer is just under two minutes long and has Harrison Ford speaking in what might be the least intense declaration of intent in the history of on-film representations of the military, rivaled only by his admittedly unenthusiastic voice-over for the theater version of Blade Runner. That said, the visuals appear to be bringing a fully prepared vision from director Gavin Hood and producer Bob Orci.

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