Tag Results for legislation (11)

  1. Will Obama Scrutinize the Nanotech Bill?

    Despite my own reflection that the Obama administration will likely move forward with whatever nanotech bill Congress puts before it, there may be some reasons for the administration to take a second look. While the House overwhelmingly passed the bill last fall, it never made it through the Senate. And even if it had made it through the Senate, it was unclear whether Bush would have signed it into law as his administration was forcing a number of changes that are described here by Robert Service. Among one of the more controversial Bush administration provisions was the removal of the …

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  2. Rating systems don't matter very much

    The political news lately surrounding games has been about the California video game law being declared unconstitutional, and the Rhode Island AG working with the ESRB on an ad campaign in support of the rating system. As a developer and a parent, I am all in favor of the rating system for games: it solves some perception issues and satisfies most folks. But as a developer, I also know it's only secondarily important. The ESRB's judgment about games is dwarfed by Walmart's judgment.

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  3. People we need, people we don't

    I've been making games for a long time, and it has been gratifying to watch the industry go from "I barely even knew that a game industry existed" status to "games are everywhere, gamers are everywhere". It's good to be part of a growth industry, rather than a shrinkth industry. With this growth, there are a lot of people who have entered the field of video game development, or who pay attention to it. Some of this is good, some not so much. I'm here to point my thumb up for someone, and down for someone, folks who have an effect …

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