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Pirated Pokemon Sun and Moon players sees 3DS banned from Nintendo servers

Nintendo has handed out a severe punishment to those who have pirated Pokemon Sun and Moon. Kotaku reports that many players who had downloaded a pirated version of the RPG that has been doing the rounds have suddenly found themselves left with an offline-only 3DS. The ban doesn’t just pertain …

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Pokemon Go has been banned in Iran

Iran has become the first country to issue a nation-wide ban on Pokmon Go, after it was ruled that the popular app presents a ‘security’ risk. As reported by theBBC, the High Council of Virtual Spaces government body, which controls activity and content permitted online, decided to completely outlaw Niantic’s …

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Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

The streaming of gambling sites that use Steam OpenID API has been banned by Twitch. The move follows Valve’s first statement on the subject yesterday, in which it vowed to crack down on the increasingly controversial practise. Valve specifically notes that using ‘the OpenID API and making the same web …

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Australia has banned 220 games in the last four months

Over four times as many games have been banned in Australia in the last four months as were banned in the entirety of the period between 1994-2014. ABC reports that around 220 games have been banned since March, the majority of which are mobile titles. By contrast only 50 titles …

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Hotline Miami 2 dev tells Australian fans to pirate the game

The co-creator of Hotline Miami 2 has told Australian fans to bypass their country’s banning of the game by pirating it. If it ends up not being released in Australia, just pirate it after release,” Jonatan Sderstrmm told a fan in an email subsequently published on Reddit. No need to …

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Hotline Miami 2 banned in Australia, but Devolver questions board claims

The Australian Classification Board has refused to classify Hotline Miami 2, effectively banning the game from the country. Kotaku reports that the board’s report cites the inclusion of violent sexual imagery that it believed alluded to rape – which, incidentally, has previously caused controversy, with developer Dennation having hinted at …

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Tropico 5 banned by Thai government

The military government of Thailand has banned the sale of strategy title Tropico 5. The ministry of culture reportedly felt the game would impinge upon Thailand’s national security, most likely due to its focus on themes such as martial law, military coups and dictatorships. Thailand has been under military rule …

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