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FactCheck: Politics of gun violence

In the aftermath of two deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, U.S. political leaders made a series of statements on gun violence that were unsubstantiated, lacked context or were seemingly contradictory.... Read more»

Women fighting back on video game misogyny

Some said banter between two players at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, a man and a woman, went too far, with comments interpreted as rape jokes. ... Read more»2

Medicine increasingly turning to video games to speed recovery

Stephen Yates lost movement in his left side after suffering a stroke about a month ago. Now improving his strength at Phoenix's Banner Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Center, he’s climbing stairs, using exercise equipment – and playing video games. The latter may evoke images of sitting around and staring at a TV, but that’s anything but the case here.... Read more»

Factcheck: Paying people to play video games

House Speaker John Boehner tweets that the Obama administration is spending $1.2 million “paying people to play video games.” That’s misleading. The government did pay $1.2 million for university research that includes the study of how video games can stimulate the cognitive abilities of seniors.... Read more»

Lawmaker: No tax credits keeping films, TV shows out of state

Arizona is losing out on movies and television shows that could be filming here because other states are luring them with tax incentives, a state lawmaker contends.... Read more»

Brit blames son's death on Xbox

A British man whose son died from deep vein thrombosis which he attributes to playing games on his Xbox for up to 12 hours at a time is campaigning for better awareness of the issue.... Read more»

BlizzCon 2010

Fans do combat with BlizzCon developers

Video gamers are a spirited and technical lot.Blizzcon 2010’s World of Warcraft class Q&A panel proved that, as convention-goers vented about peeves, make suggestions and sometimes offered praise.... Read more»

BlizzCon 2010

Diablo III to keep focus on player-vs.-environment

New content and a new player class will not change the cooperative nature of the game, designers said. With video of Tenacious D.... Read more»

BlizzCon 2010

Jay Mohr cracks wise, returns to a loving BlizzCon audience

The Blizzard Entertainment faithful gathered in droves in Anaheim, Calif. on Friday to revel in their video game geekitude at BlizzCon 2010. “Everybody’s a closet gamer,” said comedian Jay Mohr, who returned for a fourth year as master of ceremonies for an enthusiastic crowd, eager to see the crème de la crème of costumed convention-goers.... Read more»

BlizzCon 2010

Gamers: Get your Blizz on this weekend

Calling all Orcs, Elves, Trolls, Dwarves, Taurens, and even you Humans. Beginning Friday, TucsonSentinel.com will begin two days of coverage of the BlizzCon gaming convention at the Anaheim Convention Center.... Read more»