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GamePolitics.com
GamePolitics homepage.
GP homepage.
Web address GamePolitics.com
Commercial? No
Type of site Blog
Registration None
Owner Entertainment Consumers Association
Created by Dennis McCauley
Alexa rank negative increase 100,975 (April 2014)[1]

GamePolitics.com is a blog about the politics of computer and video games started by freelance journalist Dennis McCauley.[2]

Frequent topics include video game legislation, the effects of media coverage on video games and gamer culture, and stories about high-profile critics and/or supporters of the industry. The activities of Jack Thompson, an activist against violence and/or sex in video games,[3][4][5] are a common subject of discussion.

Some important figures in the gaming field have also posted on the site, including IEMA founder Hal Halpin and attorney Tom Buscaglia, a defender of the gaming industry. Thompson occasionally posts comments as well.

On October 25, 2006, it was announced that GamePolitics.com had become part of the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA).[6]

On September 14, 2009, it was announced that Dennis McCauley has stepped down as head editor for GamePolitics.com, and that Pete Gallagher (former Editor-in-Chief of ECA Today and GameDaily) will be taking the reins.[7]

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  1. ^ "Gamepolitics.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Stephen Totilo (March 2, 2006). "Is A Senator Trying To Ban Your Favorite Video Game? Web Site Helps You Find Out". MTV. Retrieved Feb 2009. 
  3. ^ Musgrove, Mike (2007-04-17). "Va. Tech: Dr. Phil & Jack Thompson Blame Video Games". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Louisiana braces for...video game threat". CNN. 2006-06-09. Retrieved 2008-08-28.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ McCullagh, Declan (2006-10-16). "Florida judge won't ban "Bully" video game". CNET News (CBS Interactive). Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  6. ^ Feldman, Curt (2006-10-25). "ECA acquires news blog GamePolitics – News at GameSpot". Gamespot.com. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Veteran Games Journalist Named Editor of GP". GamePolitics. 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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