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Serious games (SGs) or persuasive games are computer and video games used as persuasion technology or educational technology. They can be similar to educational games, but are often intended for an audience outside of primary or secondary education. Serious games can be of any genre and many of them can be considered a kind of edutainment.

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Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Anti-video game attorney Jack Thompson is disbarred permanently

Infamously vocal anti-video game attorney Jack Thompson is disbarred permanently, says a ruling from the Florida Supreme Court.

The Florida Supreme Court approved a recommendation made by Judge Dava Tunis earlier this year that Thompson receive a permanent disbarment with no opportunity for reinstatement.

Tunis had presided over a long disciplinary proceeding in which the Florida Bar raised 31 separate disciplinary issues concerning Thompson; the Judge determined he was guilty on 27 of these, and in addition to recommending enhanced disbarment, she also recommended Thompson pay legal fees in the amount of $43,675.35 to the Bar. The Florida Supreme Court also ruled that Thompson must pay these fees in addition to approving the Judge's disbarment recommendation.

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