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Twitch bans gay-themed game bundle Radiator 2

Radiator 2, a collection of three gay-themed titles that was recently released on Steam, has been banned from streaming site Twitch. Creator Robert Yang is used to has creations being blocked by the video network, but has expressed his surprise that these relatively old titles have suddenly been hit following …

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SpecialEffect launches One Special Day initiative with support of 30-plus games firms

Video games charity SpecialEffect is holding its One Special Day initiative today. This sees companies donating all or some of the money they make from game or DLC sales today to the charityfor one day only. SpecialEffect has the support of 30 games firms, including The Chinese Room, First Touch …

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PewDiePie asserts FTC Shadow of Mordor innocence, says press is ‘literally insignificant’

YouTube sensation PewDiePie has defended his association with Warner Bros’ Shadow of Mordor promotion, and attacked the press for embroiling him in the controversy. Earlier this week Warner was slammed by the FTC for not insisting that YouTubers disclosed their paid sponsorship for Shadow of Mordor coverage. Among those involved …

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How NPD persuaded Activision, EA and Ubisoft to share their digital sales data

US research firm NPD has revealed it’s done what many thought was impossible – getting publishers to share their digital sales data as well as their physical information. This will see digital sales information from some publishers included alongside physical data in NPD’s monthly reports about the US games market. …

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NPD launches digital games tracking service in US

The United States is getting a combined digital-physical games chart which launches later this month Research firm NPD’s monthly games reports will now include digital sales, starting with on July 21st. The firm’s round-ups will also now be launching on the third week of the month. So far, Activision Blizzard, …

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LEGO Star Wars No.1 in UK for second week

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO Star Wars title takes the top spot for the second week running. The Force Awakens maintains the No.1 slot with just a 54 per cent dip in sales week-on-week. Meanwhile, Overwatch rises on week to second place with sales falling just two per cent. Bethesda’s Doom …

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Carmageddon developer: ‘If anything, we get more criticism for our crappy jokes than the violence’

After a 15 year absence, original developer Stainless brought the Carmageddon series back in 2015 with PC release, Reincarnation. Now that title is coming to PS4 and Xbox One as Max Damage, and is even set for physical retail via publisher Sold Out.We speak to studio co-founder Neil Barnden about …

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TmarTn’s CSGO lotto apology roundly criticised, then pulled

One of the YouTubers at the centre of the current CSGO gambling controversy has posted, and subsequently pulled, an apology for his deception. In the video, a re-uploaded version of which can be seen below, Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin claims to be sorry for not making his relationship with CSGO Lotto …

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YouTubers embroiled in CS:GO gambling controversy

Two leading YouTubers have been accused of duping viewers into using a Counter Strike weapon skin gambling site that they themselves established. A report from Games Industry following the release of a damning video from H3H3 that suggests YouTuber TmarTn posted videos in which he had claimed to discover the …

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