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iPhone 6 to go on sale in China following security concerns

Apple’s latest handset has been approved for sale in China, after government concerns that the iPhone would allow US agencies to track user data were quashed. The iPhone 6 will hit Chinese shelves on October 17th, almost an entire month after the rest of the world. Apple managed to convince …

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Indie boss Adelman has left Nintendo, admits to Twitter ban

The boss of Nintendo of America’s indie program Dan Adelman has left the company after nine years. Furthermore, in an interview with Kotaku Adelman admitted that Nintendo ordered he stop tweeting having previously strayed from the official line. Even more bafflingly, it was even at one stage suggested that a …

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IeSF drops female ban for Hearthstone tournament

An upcoming Hearthstone tournament being run by the IeSF will no longer omit female players, although two other competitions remain female only. There was tremendous uproar on both sides of the divide yesterday when it was revealed that women would not be allowed to participate in an IeSF World Championship …

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Some players wrongly banned from Battlefield 3 multiplayer

Anti-cheat system Punkbuster has incorrectly banned some innocent players of Battlefield 3. The third party software is designed to automatically identify players who are cheating and ban them automatically. As the software isn’t owned or operated by EA, overturning the bans is proving tricky. We are investigating an issue of …

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Console games market rushes to capitalise on £8bn Chinese goldmine

Publishers and platform holders no longer have to ignore one of the world’s biggest video games markets. China is open for business. Government officials have lifted the 14-year ban on consoles and production of the devices has begun in Shanghai’s free trade zone to be sold in China. In doing …

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Rockstar fights back against Grand Theft Auto Online cheaters

Cheating in Grand Theft Auto Online will not be tolerated, developer Rockstar has warned. Furthermore, those found guilty of deliberately cheating the system face a possible ban from the game. The assertions come following issues concerning the creation and sharing of what it describes as game-breaking” amounts of in-game currency …

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China temporarily lifts console sales ban

Quick – sell 1.35bn consoles before the government changes its mind! A leading news agency is reporting that the world’s most populated country has lifted its sales ban on foreign made games consoles. Reuters reports that China’s State Council has temporarily lifted the ban” which has until now been in …

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Leyton Orient ban squad from playing FIFA 14 after post-release winless streak

London-based Leyton Orient may be sitting top of League One, but that’s no thanks to EA’s FIFA 14 according to the club’s owners. Metro reports that Orient had won eight successive games at the beginning of the season right up until the release of FIFA 14, since which they have …

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China to lift console sales ban

The console video game market is about to get a hell of a lot bigger. The Chinese government is reportedly on the verge of lifting its 13-year ban on the sale of video games consoles by opening up the market in Shanghai’s new free trade zone, The Verge reports. A …

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SOE will ban players for vile behaviour on any social network

Abusive behaviour on Twitter could see the perpetrator banned from playing Sony Online Entertainment’s online titles. That’s the message from SOE’s director of global community relations Linda Carlson, who told Games Industry that ensuring their games offer a friendly and welcoming environment is one of the company’s top priorities. "Not …

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