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Not Your Uncle Pennybags’ Monopoly

Hasbro, in an effort to take some of the sting out of capitalism-as-play, has come up with a new version of the classic board game that turns over much of the work—rolling dice, keeping track of cash, monitoring player movements—to a talking, infrared nanny tower that sits in the middle of the board.

Posted on Feb 9, 2011 READ MORE


Brave New PacMan

Robert Greenwald and the crew over at Brave New Films have come up with a fun way to handle election hangover.

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Posted on Oct 26, 2008 READ MORE


3 trillion shopping spree

Can YOU Spend $3 Trillion Better Than Bush?

We’ve all heard of Publishers Clearing House, but this is a whole new ballgame, people. Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films team has come up with a game that offers each player the fictional (sigh) amount of $3 trillion, the same amount the Iraq war is projected to cost the U.S., and a whole virtual mall’s worth of fun “shopping” items to buy.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008 READ MORE


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The Miseducation of ‘Miss Bimbo’

Things were already mighty grim for girls in terms of media-generated role models, but the online game “Miss Bimbo” represents a new low. Based on a script concocted by “lads,” Miss Bimbo challenges girl gamers to master the art of bodily manipulation via dieting and plastic surgery to—what else?—hook a man.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008 READ MORE


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Outsourcing You May Not Have Heard About

Infertile women who want a bargain as much as a baby can now rent an Indian womb for one-tenth the going rate.

Posted on Oct 4, 2006 READ MORE


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From EA

Pentagon Shows Stunning Naivete in Video Game Flap

Supposed Internet experts, working off $7 million in public money, reported to the Pentagon and to Congress that terrorists are retooling American video games for use as recruitment tools. Problem is, it wasn’t the terrorists who did the retooling; it was American fans—something a 10-year-old could have discovered by using Google…(more)

Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


The Truthdig Interview: Mark Fainaru-Wada

Mark Fainaru-Wada is one of two San Francisco Chronicle reporters who broke the Barry Bonds steroid stories. With a new book out, Fainaru-Wada discussed with Truthdig contributor James Harris whether Congress doesn’t have better things to do than hold hearings into pro sports; whether pro baseball really cares about cleaning up its image; and the federal government’s attempts to get Fainaru-Wada to disclose his confidential sources.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


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From the BBC

Detox Center Opening For Video Game Addicts

The center is opening in Amsterdam. Surreally, some players’ withdrawal symptoms include shaking and sweating when they look at a computer console.

Posted on Jun 10, 2006 READ MORE



From Talk2action.org

The Purpose-Driven Life Takers

Christian fundamentalist Tim LaHaye’s series of “Left Behind” books has been made into a Grand Theft Auto-style video game. Preview: The main character says “Praise the Lord” after blowing away a heathen. (Talk2action has more.)
Let’s see: We’ve got a deputy undersecretary of defense who sees the war on terror as a fight between Judeo-Christians and Satan; a president who has called the war on terror a “crusade” and, now, video game makers encouraging preteens to kill heathens. If those are the people being saved, Leave Me Behind.

Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


...but Gays Don’t Have To Play it Safe in ‘Warcraft’

The maker of the insanely popular online game says it was wrong to threaten a user with expulsion for advertising a gay-friendly team. | story
People take these online universes seriously; Warcraft has apparently seen its share of gay pride marches.

Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE


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