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Posts tagged “Tom Watson”

Ban “Call Of Duty 3”, Cries Keith Vaz

Oh sigh, as soon as we report some balanced coverage of the effects of gaming, of course Keith Vaz appears once more to make everyone feel stupid again. He's tabled an Early Day Motion to condemn Modern Warfare 3, presumably after some careful analysis to make sure such a thing would bring him maximum attention. Well, actually he's condemning "Call Of Duty 3", which is…

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Can Politicians Take Games Seriously?

On Monday night, I tried my best to look like a respectable member of society and popped along the Houses of Parliament to attend Labour MP Tom Watson's discussion about the place and perception of videogames in UK society. A gathering of politicians, educators, games industry folk and random interested onlookers (hullo!), it was a fascinating few hours. Given the knee-jerk hullabaloo we're so used…

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MP Multiplayer: Gamer’s Voice Launches

This was an interesting one, in terms of emerging political gamer consciousness - which is a phrase I never thought I'd find myself writing. Prompted by rent-a-outrage MP Keith Vaz - in the words of Mr Wharton who prodded me towards this - "being Keith Vaz" about Modern Warfare 2, relatively-technophile Labour MP Tom Watson founded a facebook group to be unashamedly pro-gamer. As the…

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