Entries in 'banned' (52)

Jack Thompson claims MOH victory

Jack Thompson claims MOH victory

Shamed former US lawyer Jack Thompson has reared his ugly head once more, claiming ‘victory’ in what he sees as a battle against EA to get the Taliban removed from ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2010 at 11:09AM in News
Vagina game banned from XBLA

Vagina game banned from XBLA

Microsoft will not approve the XBLA release of Zombie Cow’s ‘sex education’ title Privates.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2010 at 4:17PM in News
UAE: Mafia II banned

UAE: Mafia II banned

Reports have emerged that 2K Games’ Mafia II has been banned in the United Arab Emirates.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 7th 2010 at 10:55AM in News
PSJailbreak banned in Australia

PSJailbreak banned in Australia

Sony has won its first major victory in the battle against PS3 homebrew enabler PSJailbreak.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2010 at 3:10PM in News

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US military bans Medal of Honor

US military bans Medal of Honor

Though Medal of Honor appears to have successfully ridden the turbulent waters of controversy in the UK, the game has suffered one retail ban in America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2010 at 11:25AM in News
MS bans Halo Reach pirates

MS bans Halo Reach pirates

Microsoft’s “aggressive investigation” of the pre-release leak of Halo Reach on a number of internet file-sharing sites has resulted in a string of bans for those found guilty of playing ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2010 at 1:18PM in News
ASA bans Final Fantasy XIII TV ad

ASA bans Final Fantasy XIII TV ad

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a TV advert for Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII after it was ruled that footage from the PS3 version of the game was used ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2010 at 12:07PM in News
Red Dead banned in UAE

Red Dead banned in UAE

According to a report on ME Gamers, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption has become the latest game to be banned in the traditionally sensitive territory.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2010 at 3:05PM in News

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Israel drops iPad ban

Israel drops iPad ban

Israel has lifted its ban on the Apple iPad two weeks after customs began confiscating the device due to concerns about the strength of its wi-fi signal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2010 at 6:38PM in News
Israel bans the iPad

Israel bans the iPad

Apple’s iPad has been completely banned from Israel over concerns about the strength of its wi-fi signal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2010 at 3:38PM in News
Violent games outlawed in Venezuela

Violent games outlawed in Venezuela

Having begun its journey through the Venezuelan court system last August, violent video games have now officially been banned in the formally Spanish-owned South American republic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2010 at 2:19PM in News
Heavy Rain banned in UAE

Heavy Rain banned in UAE

PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain has become the latest game to be banned in the United Arab Emirates thanks to its inclusion of adult material.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 3:57PM in News

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Switzerland pursues violent games ban

Switzerland pursues violent games ban

With violent games currently causing a stir in Australia, closer to home it has emerged that Switzerland is now considering banning violent video games outright in the territory.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2010 at 4:23PM in News
Dante skips Middle East release

Dante skips Middle East release

Darksiders, Dante’s Inferno and God of War 3 share more in common than just gameplay styles and a similar release window – their heavy dose of religious referencing is likely ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2010 at 3:00PM in News
UAE: Darksiders banned

UAE: Darksiders banned

The United Arab Emirates has banned Darksiders from being released in its territories.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 7th 2010 at 5:15PM in News
AUS: Jaffe slams censors

AUS: Jaffe slams censors

Hot on the heels of the Australian government’s decision to ban Sega’s Aliens vs. Predator from sale in the territory – and the subsequent statement of protest from developer Rebellion ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2009 at 11:49AM in News

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Rebellion talks AvP banning

Rebellion talks AvP banning

UK developer Rebellion has emphatically stated that it will not be producing an edited version of its upcoming Aliens vs Predator to appease classification boards who ban the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2009 at 12:08PM in News
AUS: Aliens vs Predator banned

AUS: Aliens vs Predator banned

High-profile 2010 release Aliens vs Predator has become the latest in a long line of titles to fall foul of the famously strict Australian Classification Board, and will not be ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2009 at 11:38AM in News
Activision denies Russian MW2 ban

Activision denies Russian MW2 ban

Despite widespread reports to the contrary, publisher Activision Blizzard has firmly denied that its recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been banned in Russia thanks to its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2009 at 1:13PM in News
AUSTRALIA: Necrovision denied retail release

AUSTRALIA: Necrovision denied retail release

1C’s upcoming WWII first person shooter Necrovision will not be released in Australia after the country’s Classification Board refused to grant it a certificate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2009 at 11:02AM in News
JAPAN: R4 cards banned

JAPAN: R4 cards banned

The infamous R4 card, a device that allows DS owners to play pirated games and homebrew applications, has been successfully banned from sale in Japan.

Kotaku
reports that the Tokyo ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2009 at 9:37AM in News
ASA bans iPhone ad

ASA bans iPhone ad

Fashionable global technology firm Apple has been forced by UK advertising watchdog the ASA to pull a TV advert for its iPhone that has been found to paint a misleading ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2008 at 2:52PM in News
AUSTRALIA: F.E.A.R. 2 banned

AUSTRALIA: F.E.A.R. 2 banned

Despite being supposedly one of the most laid back nations on earth, the Australian ratings board is at it again with the news that Warner Interactive’s F.E.A.R. 2 has been ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2008 at 11:26AM in News
Belgium outlaws game rentals

Belgium outlaws game rentals

The UK trade is familiar with the arguments surrounding the knock-on effects of the rampant trade-in market on the UK High Street – but Belgium authorities have decided to instead ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 31st 2008 at 11:17AM in News
AUSTRALIA: Fallout 3 granted release

AUSTRALIA: Fallout 3 granted release

News that the Australian games regulators had banned Bethesda’s next-gen RPG Fallout 3 from release were not received well by gamers Down Under – so the news that the game ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2008 at 3:29PM in News