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Sony: Help Defend Video Gaming and Sign the Gamer Petition!

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210w ago - Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) President Hal Halpin has extended an invitation to video gamers to sign the [Register or Login to view links] to preserve video gaming in America.

To quote: This winter, the game industry – developers, publishers, retailers, et al – will face the single biggest legal challenge that such entertainment, broadly, has ever been up against and in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

The State of California had appealed the U.S. Ninth Circuit decision to strike down the so-called CA "video game violence" law in Schwarzenegger v EMA, which every court had done in every such "violent video game" case. But this time was different; For the first time, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the case (via "accepting certiorari" aka "cert").

To be blunt, none of us expected it and we were all taken back by the decision. Just 1% of cases filed are granted cert – one percent!

At stake: gaming in America. Yes, you read that correctly.

California State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) is the former child psychologist who championed the "violent video game" bill from inception and is coordinating with California Attorney General,...
 

Petition Asks for Colorblind Options in COD: Modern Warfare 2

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240w ago - An ongoing [Register or Login to view links] by hodsey77 and [Register or Login to view links] group is requesting a patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

According to the petition, those with a particular type of red/green color blindness, to quote, "cannot tell friend from foe in the online matches, as their names appear in these colors, and the radar uses the colors too."

Infinity Ward's community manager fourzerotwo has [Register or Login to view links] that he will bring up the concern to the team, as follows:

"Blue is actually already used for people in a Party while playing #MW2. I will be bringing up the color blind concern though."

Considering color blindness is relatively common, especially among males, it's surprising that it isn't tested for more regularly.
 

Video: Lord Mandelson UK Free Speech / Free Internet Petition

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241w ago - See now, I might be a bit late posting this as the video has been up since the end of November.

It's only had 50,000 odd hits so far but I think we can do better - check it out and forward it on to everyone you know.

I live in the UK and this law sucks big time, giving WAY too much power to the big companies.

Cool tune too, saw this on the latest episode of TorrentFreakTV and just had to post about it.

Help keep the Internet free and prevent the UK govenment from imposing these stupid laws.

(Check the user's more info which has links to [Register or Login to view links] the MP3 and other interesting links!)

P.S. Don't forget to sign the official government petition to get rid of this by going [Register or Login to view links].




 

Team Fortress 2 online petition against EA

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327w ago - Team Fortress 2, which was included in the Orange Box, was released last year. It already had its fair share of problems on the day of release, however it seems that the game still has a lot of online issues. Yesterday an angry gamer apparently couldn't take it anymore and started a petition regarding the problems.

The issues that are listed in the petition (which are quite a lot) are of the PS3 version. Which, of course, comes as no surprise, seeing as how EA constantly keeps complaining about working with the next-generation console of Sony.

The petition is linked above, and I thought it should also be shared here. We also need to support our fellow gamers that are in need. EA has ruined the online experience.. +300 signatures in last 24 hours, the petition is starting pretty well. Link to petition's user blog is here.

Good day!
 

Virtua Fighter 5 Petition

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360w ago - http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?juney1&1

Just recently a petition was started for Sega to include On-line play in the PS3 version of Virtua Fighter 5. Not only has it been stated my Sega employees that it can be done, it has been done with other games such as Motorstorm Japan and Tekken: Dark Resurrection please sign the petition and let it be known that you find it unfair that Xbox 360 owners are being treated better in terms of the feature being standard for their game.
 
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