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Battlefield 3 "banned" in Iran

EA’s Battlefield 3 has effectively been banned” in Iran, despite not receiving an official release in the territory. AFP reports that the Iranian government has drawn exception to the game’s depiction of a clash between US forces on the Iraq-Iran border, and subsequently an air assault on Tehran. EA does …

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MS threatens to ban early Modern Warfare 3 players

Managed to get hold of a copy of Modern Warfare 3 early? Then Microsoft is urging you to think twice before putting the disc in your Xbox 360. The warning, which has become fairly standard nowadays, comes from Xbox Live’s director of policy and enforcement Stephen Tolouse. Responding to questions …

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Microtransactions could be coming to 3DS

Nintendo will soon allow developers to create and sell virtual goods on 3DS games, according to reports. Japanese business paper The Nikkei claims Nintendo will lift its ban on microtransactions as early as November. Nintendo has yet to confirm the claim. If true, it could pave the way for a …

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Ban on 1994’s Doom finally lifted in Germany

Germany has removed restrictions from Doom and Doom II after a ban on selling it to teenagers spanning 17 years. In 1994, Germany put it on an index of controlled titles, believing that it could harm youths due to its level of violence. The video game could only be bought …

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GAME categorically denies Steam ban agreements

Claims that GAME has reached an agreement with THQ and Bethesda regarding a Steam boycott of their titles is not true. The rumours have gained momentum this week following a forum postthat claimed the retailer had convinced both THQ and Bethesda to withhold their titles from Valve’s download service. Some …

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Calls for Aussie PSN ban

The Australian government should keep PSN out of bounds until it has been given a full brief about the new security measures implemented by Sony, one security expert has claimed. The calls echo news that the Japanese government has blocked public PSN access until it is satisfied that adequate steps …

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Mexico demands Call of Juarez ban

Authorities in Mexico have asked federal authorities to ban Ubisoft’s upcoming shooter Call of Juarez: The Cartel. The publisher announced earlier this month that for the third instalment in the series the game will abandon its traditional Wild West setting in favour of a contemporary them. However, state regulators for …

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PS3 pirates face permanent PSN ban

Platform holder Sony has released an unequivocal statement claiming that it will slap a permanent PSN ban on anyone found guilty of using a USB device to circumvent system security. There’s an important note to make there – Sony isn’t just threatening to ban those who play pirated games. It’s …

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LG calls for US PS3 ban

LG Electronics has called for the International Trade Commission to block sales of the PS3 and other Sony products in the US. The firm claims Sony’s Blu-ray players – including the PS3 – infringe on four patents regarding data streaming, while some of the Japanese corporation’s high-definition TVs infringe on …

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Government wants internet porn ban

With the very notion of net neutrality currently under threat, it has emerged that the British Government is to ask ISPs to block all online pornography by default on domestic internet connections. Users wishing to access such material would have to ask providers to have it unblocked. For their ‘friend’, …

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