Posts Tagged ‘law

Evony drops libel case in second day of trial

March 31, 2010

By Hans Wuerflein In case you hadn’t heard, Evony, the crappy MMO best known for its borderline porn advertising scheme (parodied above by the people at Popcap) was suing gaming blogger Bruce Everiss over his coverage of the game and its developer, which they thought was libelous. Well, they have decided to drop the suit […]

What’s the eBay price on evidence?

March 9, 2010

By Hans Wuerflein At the time of this posting, apparently $660.00 (plus shipping). The rather pricey Xbox 360 shown above, complete with red “EVIDENCE” sticker, was part of a trial against former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon, who was charged with taking gift cards intended for charities and using them to buy video game consoles for […]

What is wrong with South America?

December 4, 2009

By Hans Wuerflein First Venezuela proposed and then passed anti-video game legislation.  Now Brazil seems to be getting in on the act. Brazilian Senator Valdir Raupp, pictured above, has introduced a bill that would ban the “acts of manufacturing, importing, distributing, storing or marketing of videogames offensive to customs or traditions of the people, their […]

Grand Theft Mario?

November 17, 2009

By Hans Wuerflein I guess the Mushroom Kingdom’s economy is in the crapper too. Mario and Luigi (OK, fine, two guys dressed as Mario and Luigi) allegedly beat up and robbed a cab driver in New York City. “Mario” “Luigi” and two other men were riding in a cab on Halloween.  According to a police […]

Cops busted playing Wii during raid receive slap on the wrist

November 12, 2009

By Hans Wuerflein As you might have heard a few months ago (or if not, the above video should bring you up to speed) a group of law enforcement officials led by Polk County Florida Sheriff’s deputies took a break during a drug raid to play some Wii Sports on a Wii in the suspects […]