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The Escapist Issue 11, "Statecraft," Now Available

Featuring Jason Della Rocca on the Two Faces of Government

For Immediate Release

Durham, NC - September 22, 2005 - Issue 11 of The Escapist (www.escapistmagazine.com), "StateCraft," focusing on the impact of government on games and vice versa, is now available. Jason Della Rocca, Executive Director of the IGDA, pens the feature article "Salvation vs. Condemnation: The Two Faces of Government," exploring government's love/hate relationship with gaming.

"Government is no longer blind to the power of gaming, for good or ill. And the gaming industry needs to be aware of the power of government," said Julianne Greer, executive editor of the magazine. "This issue of The Escapist is our most serious yet, as we explore issues in law, government, and gaming. The industry needs to make its voice heard."

In addition to Mr. Della Rocca, contributor Dave Thomas returns with "The Coward," a look at how the U.S. Army is using games to promote itself; columnist Mark Wallace discusses the role of economics in games in "We the Avatar;" and Matthew Hector explains the impact of the Illinois Safe Games Act in "For the Children."

Critics have hailed The Escapist as the "New York Times Magazine of gaming" (www.monkeygames.com), "a very progressive, ambitious online magazine" (www.killerbetties.com) that "had more interesting commentary in the first issue than in all the gaming print magazines in the U.S. combined last month." (www.dubiousquality.com).

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