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Monday, September 25th, 2006

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    12:19p
    Safe Sex Game

    Hot Coffee it most definitely is not.

    As reported by Joystiq, the University of Connecticut is soliciting proposals for a "safer sex video game."

    According to UConn bid specs, the goal of the project is "to test the feasibility of using a PC-executable game (non-Flash) format to change the safe sex practices of an otherwise hard to reach group – urban emerging adults."

    The University wants vendors to make the game "fun, motivating, and efficacious." That last one's not a dirty word, by the way.

    If trials are successful - and no, GP does not know where you go to volunteer - the game will be distributed "broadly." As Joystiq notes, Europeans are already ahead of us in using game tech to teach safe sex.

    Proposals from game developers are due back to UConn officials in November.

    12:46p
    Jack Thompson Lawsuit to be Filed in Albuquerque

    We're all going to have to learn to spell "Albuquerque."

    That's because we're going to be hearing a lot about the New Mexico city, since Jack Thompson's promised video game violence lawsuit is going to land there today. As reported by the Albuquerque Journal Thompson and a local attorney, Steven Sanders, will file a wrongful death suit based on the July, 2004 murders committed by Cody Posey, 15 at the time.

    Posey, 15 at the time of the killings, was found guilty early this year of murdering his father, stepmother and stepsister. Sentenced as a juvenile, he will be held until he turns 21. The defense maintained that Posey was severely abused by his father.

    The video game connection is not yet clear.

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