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Anti-violent Games Politician Leland Yee Sentenced to Prison

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Leland Yee, a former California State Senator and gun control advocate who tried to pass a bill banning the sale of violent games to children, has been sentenced to five years in prison for racketeering, weapons smuggling, and other criminal acts. According to San Jose Mercury News, 67-year-old Yee and 25 other defendants were arrested during an FBI sweep in March 2014. He faced up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine plus restitution, but a plea deal reduced the sentence. Prosecutors said he demonstrated “a venal attitude toward his position as an elected public official” and had absolutely no...

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Angry Dad Destroys Son’s Xbox After Catching Him Stealing

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While many kids get away with stealing, one American kid not only got caught in the act, but also had to watch as his Xbox got destroyed by his father as punishment. The mischievous kid was actually ‘fortunate’ to be given two options by his pissed off dad: 1) get the ass-whopping of a lifetime, one with a belt, or 2) watch as his $400 Xbox 360 gets obliterated. Needless to say, he ended up seeing -- watery eye and all -- what happens when a full-size SUV runs over a fragile gaming device and his days owning noobs in...

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Check Out the Official Assassin’s Creed Movie Poster

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The Assassin’s Creed movie has received its first official poster and it’s what you likely expected. Similar in presentation as the first Assassin’s Creed game, the poster features the now-familiar Animus’ virtual glitching lines and a soaring eagle, both major symbols of the franchise. The Assassin’s Creed movie releases on December 21, 2016, and stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. It is directed by Justin Kurzel, who worked with both actor’s on the critically-acclaimed 2015 iteration of Macbeth. Details about the movie’s plot are scarce. Some reports claim Fassbender would play Desmond Miles, but it is currently unknown if any...

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Guy Plays Arcade Shooting Game as if it’s Real Life

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The goal of every video game developer should be to make games that immerse players completely. If you’re like me, lack of immersion ruins the gameplay experience; however, if you’re like the Asian guy in this video, it’s only the beginning of something truly intense. While playing an arcade shooting game, he completely acts out the in-game character, entering the exact same gun-holding pose, walking and running to get to places, and falling to the floor when shot. And, yes, those are shooting gloves he is wearing! He gives a new meaning to video game immersion... [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdVIsL_WxHM?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=700&h=394] You could...

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Chinese Parents Sell Children to Buy Video Games

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In what must be one of the dumbest, careless and most rotten things anyone can do, two Chinese parents have been arrested for allegedly selling their children to child traffickers in order to buy more virtual items for free-to-play video games. According to the young unwed parents, their first child was unplanned and, as they were not able to support him financially, was sold off to traffickers. It didn't help that they were blowing whatever little money they had on online games. You'd think they've learned a lesson the first time around, but then they had a second son. And...

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