Midnight Merchant has turned up some dirt on the link between your consoles, phones, and other electronic products, and the bloody, terrible civil war that has been raging for the last few decades in the Republic of Congo. It's a little substance called Coltan, and it's caused big problems in the central-African nation. While the story broke in the mainstream press a couple years ago, it's nice to have it brought to light in the gaming community.
We also have a response from Brandon Cruz to my rebuttal of his anti-games-as-art editorial, which is, again well written and organized. Keep sending in the eds.