August 2nd, 2006

What Do The Daily Show and Jack Thompson Have in Common?

So what could The Daily Show and Jack Thompson possibly have in common?

Answer: They've both taken shots at the upcoming, Christian-themed game Left Behind: Eternal Forces.

By way of Joystiq comes word that The Daily Show's Rob Corddry lampooned the controversial title during a recent episode.
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GP Book Review: "Play Money"

Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot
by Julian Dibbell
reviewed for GamePolitics by Matt Paprocki

It was a simple goal for Julian Dibbell.

Fascinated by real-world selling of virtual goods, he sought to prove that he could make more money in one year trading items from massively multiplayer online games (MMO's) than he had ever earned as a freelance writer. The process of carrying this idea to fruition would, for Dibbell, become a blog and later, Play Money. The book details the ups and downs of his business endeavors over the course of his experiment in trafficking virtual items.

Having gotten his mind around the process of selling goods that don't even exist, Dibbell began his career in virtual commerce by trading gold and items from Ultima Online. He would stay with the seminal MMO for most of the book, only occasionally mentioning other titles such as Everquest.
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Will Big MN Win Help in Louisiana? Game Industry Lawyers Hope So

In the wake of the video game industry's resounding legal victory in Minnesota, industry lawyers are seeking to file a copy of Judge James Rosenbaum's decision with the Federal District Court considering Louisiana's video game law.

On Tuesday, attorneys representing the ESA and EMA filed a motion with Judge James Brady, hoping to introduce the Minnesota decision into the record.

As of yet, Judge Brady has not ruled on the video game industry's request.