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Russia ponders violent games clampdown after Moscow shooting

Violent games could be facing a potential clampdown in Russia after authorities linked them to a recent shooting. Last week Russian office worker Dmitry Vinogradov shot dead five former colleagues with two more admitted to hospital, one of whom was a former girlfriend of Vinogradov. However, as is sadly too …

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Chinese home console ban could be scrapped – platform holders have kittens

Sony’s PS3 has reportedly received a certification of quality from a Chinese safety standards body, leading to speculation that the world’s most populace country could be about to lift its ban on home consoles. The super-state banned such hardware in 2000 amidst concerns about their potential effect on the country’s …

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Microsoft perma-banning Halo 4 pirates

Permanent Xbox Live bans are being handed out to Xbox 360 owners who have illegally pirated Halo 4. The game became available online over the weekend, but can only be played by users who have modded their Xbox 360 console to run pirated code. And have then been daft enough …

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Apple seeking US sales ban on eight Samsung smartphones

Its high-profile legal loss to Apple over the weekend could be just the beginning of the problems for Samsung. Apple has now file papers with the US courts in a bid to pull eight Samsung smartphone handsets from sale in the US, including the Galaxy Prevail and a number of …

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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. It was the last ISP to cooperate with the High Court’s demand to revoke access tot eh portal, with others such as TalkTalk, Virgin, O2 and Sky having already implemented bans. However, …

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ESA urges against US Xbox ban

American trade body The Entertainment Retailers Association has urged against a possible ban on sales of the Xbox 360 in the US. An International Trade Commission judge last month recommended that the machine should no longer be imported into the US and all sales of unsold stock to be blocked. …

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Judge recommends Xbox 360 ban in US

Microsoft’s patent dispute with Motorola just got significantly more serious with the threat of a US ban on the console. The legal tussle between the pair saw the Xbox 360 console blocked from distribution in Germany earlier this month. Now Judge David Shaw of the International Trade Commission has recommended …

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Pirate Bay vows to fight UK ban

The owners of The Pirate Bay have accused British authorities of hypocrisy following its decision to force ISPs to block access to the site. The Western countries of the world all complaints about the censorship in Iran, China, Saudi Arabia and so on,” a statement reads. But they are really …

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EA reneges on Origin block policy

Users who have been banned from EA’s Origin network will now be able to access the single player content of any games on their account. That’s after EA decided to review the terms and conditions of its Origin user agreement. Previously any ban from origin resulted in account holders being …

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Infinity Ward handing out 5,000 day Modern Warfare 3 bans

Modern Warfare 3 developer Infinity Ward is handing out 5,000 day bans to a number of those found guilty of non-specific bad” things – presumably cheating. The ban effectively means that users will not be able to access the game with the associated account until the latter half of 2025. …

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