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Porn block threatens UK games firms

Porn block threatens UK games firms

UK games execs have expressed concerns over reports that game downloads are being inadvertently blocked as part of a UK crackdown on porn.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 10:13AM in News
The Pirate Bay launches censorship-bypassing web browser

The Pirate Bay launches censorship-bypassing web browser

UK residents are now able to access The Pirate Bay using a dedicated web browser designed by the controversial organisation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2013 at 1:58PM in News
Online Passes still possible on PS4

Online Passes still possible on PS4

The PS4 will share the PS3's ability for publishers to lock certain content behind a paywall.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2013 at 9:33PM in News
Publishers may block pre-owned for a period after release - analyst

Publishers may block pre-owned for a period after release - analyst

Most consumers know that when buying a new game they’ll get a good chunk of the cost back if they trade it in within two weeks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 3:02PM in News

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UPDATE: Confusion over Xbox One's pre-owned compatibility and internet requirements

UPDATE: Confusion over Xbox One's pre-owned compatibility and internet requirements

The new Xbox One WILL NOT require a constant internet connection. Sort of. But it WILL limit pre-owned. We think.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2013 at 10:30PM in News
Retail: Don't block pre-owned

Retail: Don't block pre-owned

UK retailers are rallying against reported plans to prevent pre-owned sales on the next Xbox.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 28th 2013 at 11:25AM in News
OPINION: SimCity gifts Durango a potential PR nightmare

OPINION: SimCity gifts Durango a potential PR nightmare

Whether you like the sound of it or not, at the very least you must understand the motivation behind Microsoft’s online vision for Durango.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2013 at 9:48AM in News
Sony on PS4 pre-owned: "We're mindful of what game devs want"

Sony on PS4 pre-owned: "We're mindful of what game devs want"

Platform holder Sony is doing all it can to calm consumers’ concerns about pre-owned games on PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2013 at 11:10AM in News

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Pre-owned games block on PS4 is "a publisher decision"

Pre-owned games block on PS4 is "a publisher decision"

Will the PS4 limit the functionality of pre-owned games?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2013 at 2:20PM in News
GameStop lobbying platform holders over pre-owned block rumours

GameStop lobbying platform holders over pre-owned block rumours

Global games retailer GameStop has been lobbying platform holder Microsoft to try and persuade it to abandon its rumoured plans to block pre-owned software on the Next Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2013 at 2:26PM in News
Next Xbox will struggle if it blocks pre-owned, argues GameStop

Next Xbox will struggle if it blocks pre-owned, argues GameStop

Retailer GameStop has warned Microsoft that any move to block the use of pre-owned software on the console would hurt the machine’s chances.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2013 at 1:20PM in News
THQ IP to be sold title-by-title; EA confirmed as interested party

THQ IP to be sold title-by-title; EA confirmed as interested party

Creditors of bankrupt publisher THQ have won their fight to block the company's sale to Clearwater Capital.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2013 at 8:26PM in News

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PS4 pre-owned block backlash - GameStop stock falls but analysts cast doubt

PS4 pre-owned block backlash - GameStop stock falls but analysts cast doubt

Shares in global video games retailer GameStop fell seven per cent on news that Sony may be moving to block pre-owned games on the PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2013 at 9:16AM in News
New Sony pre-owned block tech patent unearthed; Bound for PS4?

New Sony pre-owned block tech patent unearthed; Bound for PS4?

Could physical retail about to be dealt a fatal blow?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2013 at 11:30AM in News
PayPal clamps down on Usenet providers

PayPal clamps down on Usenet providers

Online payment company PayPal has begun cutting off accounts connected to Usenet services.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2012 at 2:47PM in News
ISPs refuse BPI request to block access to three torrent sharing sites

ISPs refuse BPI request to block access to three torrent sharing sites

A request from the British Phonographic Industry for ISPs to block access to three additonal torrent sharing sites has been rebuffed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2012 at 3:39PM in News

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UK ISP's renew efforts to block Pirate Bay

UK ISP's renew efforts to block Pirate Bay

Several major UK ISPs have expanded their blockade against The Pirate Bay by denying a number of new IP addresses known to be used by the file-sharing website to their ...

by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 23rd 2012 at 3:38PM in News
Now BT blocks The Pirate Bay... but site reports increased UK traffic

Now BT blocks The Pirate Bay... but site reports increased UK traffic

BT has finally caved to legal pressure and blocked access to The Pirate Bay for its UK customers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2012 at 4:05PM in News
Wii U won't block pre-owned games

Wii U won't block pre-owned games

Nintendo has seemingly confirmed that the Wii U will not block pre-owned software.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2012 at 3:53PM in News
O2 to block Pirate Bay from midnight tonight

O2 to block Pirate Bay from midnight tonight

Broadband provider O2 will from midnight tonight (Friday May 8th) block access to The Pirate Bay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 8th 2012 at 3:22PM in News
GameStop: Next-gen consoles WON'T block pre-owned

GameStop: Next-gen consoles WON'T block pre-owned

Industry insight or wishful thinking? Global games retail giant GameStop believes that the PS4 and Xbox 720 won’t incorporate pre-owned blocking technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2012 at 3:58PM in News
Dutch court orders Pirate Party silence

Dutch court orders Pirate Party silence

A Dutch court has ordered Netherland’s The Pirate Party to stop publicising ways in which consumers can circumvent blocks put on The Pirate Bay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2012 at 10:28AM in News
Tretton "opposed to blocking used games"

Tretton "opposed to blocking used games"

Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton has admitted that he personally does not support the idea of potentially blocking the use of pre-owned games on next-gen consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2012 at 9:06AM in News
Virgin Media blocks Pirate Bay, but site traffic rockets

Virgin Media blocks Pirate Bay, but site traffic rockets

Cable TV and internet specialist Virgin Media has become the first UK ISP to block The Pirate Bay from its broadband users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2012 at 8:39AM in News
High Court orders UK Pirate Bay block

High Court orders UK Pirate Bay block

The BPI has won a landmark UK legal victory that looks set to force ISPs to block controversial content portal The Pirate Bay in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2012 at 3:45PM in News