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Female characters banned from Iranian League of Legends tournament

The scantily-clad nature of the majority of League of Legends’ female characters has led to a ban on their use in an upcoming Iranian tournament. Kotaku reports that over 35 female characters have been banned with 13 remaining under consideration. Those that could remain are characters that basically wear less …

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Now State of Decay suffers Australian ban

A second game has succumbed to Australia’s Classification system. Xbox Live hit State of Decay has been refused classification by the Australian Classification Board. We’ve run afoul of certain prohibitions regarding the depiction of drug use,” the game’s developer Undead Labs revealed on its forums. We’re working with Microsoft to …

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It was the alien anal probe what dunnit

The Australian Classification Board has revealed the reasons behind its decision to ban Saints Row IV. The amusing reality was that the governing body was uncomfortable with the game’s inclusion of an Alien Anal Probe. The game includes a weapon referred to by the Applicant as an ‘Alien Anal Probe’,” …

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Microsoft reassures players that Xbox Live ban won’t result in lost games

Some might say that losing your game collection for being racist and homophobic on Xbox Live is actually a good thing. However, the truth remains that racists and homophobes have big spending power (or at least their parents do) so Microsoft has moved to calm them by quelling fears that …

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George Galloway calls for UK Twitter ban

MP George Galloway has filed an early day motion that calls for a ban on Twitter within the UK until the site opts to cooperate with local authorities. Filing the motion named "Twitter and the detection of crime", the MP believes the social-networking site should defer to UK authorities or …

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Microsoft vows "vigorous action" against Gears of War: Judgement pirates

Those found to be playing Gears of Wars: Judgement early can expect a swift can of whoop-ass courtesy of Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft. It emerged last night that an unfinished (but mostly fully-featured) version of the game – which is not due for release until March 22nd – is …

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Chinese console ban lift nears – Sony and Nintendo shares surge

Console manufacturers could be on the verge of a potentially very significant payday. The Guardian reports that talk coming from China suggests the state is preparing to lift its decade-long ban on the sale of games consoles. The ban was introduced in 2000 to safeguard children’s mental and physical development”. …

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One moaning git leads to Wii U TV ad ban

A single, solitary and most likely lonely person has led to the banning of a Nintendo Wii U TV ad. The ASA bizarrely chose to uphold the complaint that drew issue with the depiction of how the console switches from TV gameplay to GamePad gameplay as the short did not …

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Motorola fails in attempted Xbox 360 ban

A US judge has thrown out Motorola’s attempt to ban the Xbox 360 over an alleged patent dispute. The BBC reports that Motorola was attempting to claim $4bn a year due to an alleged breach of its connectivity and video-coding patents. The judge argued that the patents have been recognised …

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Sony smacks PS3 pirates with PSN bans

Consumers who use the new PS3 lv0 bootloader key to play games illegally online are being banned from PSN. Unauthorised software for the PlayStation 3 system was recently released by hackers,” a Sony statement reads. Use of such software violates the terms of the ‘System Software License Agreement for the …

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