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Dragon Age wins accessibility award

The PC version of BioWare’s recently released RPG epic Dragon Age: Origins has won AbleGamers’ 2009 Mainstream Accessibility Award thanks to its approach to widely-accessible gaming. US-based AbleGamers is a charity site aimed at disabled gamers. It aims to provide information for those with disabilities about what games are and …

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Xbox Facebook/Twitter age restriction lifted

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has confirmed that Xbox 360 users below the age of 18 and based outside the US are now able to use the console’s social networking features – as long as said features are enabled under the parental control settings. Until now the services had been locked to …

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Funcom revenues slump

Age of Conan publisher Funcom has reported a bad set of financials for its fiscal Q3, with revenues falling 68.5 per cent year-on-year to reach $5.7m. In total Funcom’s losses hit $9.6m for the period. In Q3 last year it recorded a profit of $3.3m. The drops were blamed on …

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Xbox Twitter for over 18s only

Despite the ease with which the services can be accessed online, Microsoft has confirmed that its upcoming Twitter, Facebook and Last.FM applications for Xbox 360 will be restricted to account holders aged 18 and over. However, Microsoft does intend to introduce more flexible parental controls – but that won’t arrive …

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Modern Warfare 2 rated 18

The BBFC has confirmed that it has granted Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 an 18 certificate – making it in the first in the series to receive the highest age restriction. All previous titles in the series have been rated at either BBFC 15 or PEGI 18+. …

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Dragon Age CE is GAME exclusive

Leading High Street games retailer GAME has secured the exclusive rights to sell EA’s upcoming Xbox 360, PS3 and PC RPG in the UK. Included are three pieces of in-game content – Bergens Honour, Grimoire of the Frozen Wastes and Final Reason. Also included is the in-game Blood Dragon Armour …

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Twentysomethings spend big in UK

The latest TNS data shows that gamers aged between 25 and 34 years old spend the most money on games in the UK. This age bracket boasts the biggest share in terms of money spent with 30.9 per cent. Meanwhile, under 20s represent just 14.7 per cent. Males still invest …

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PEGI legal ruling is still on track

ELSPA has reassured the trade that the PEGI ratings system’s ascent to become law is still on track – despite the discovery that current age classification is legally unenforceable. A recent review of the 25 year-old Video Recordings Act discovered that the selling of adult videos and games to minors …

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Dead Space Wii rated 18

The concern that Nintendo consoles are not a suitable platform for mature-rated games will be tested yet again later this year with the news that the BBFC has granted EA’s upcoming Wii-exclusive Dead Space: Extraction an 18 certificate. No cuts were made to the game, which is an on-rails take …

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