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Xbox dash "designed for ads", users discover ad block workaround

One developer has labelled the new Xbox 360 ‘Metro’ dashboard an advertiser’s dream” and criticised it for effectively hiding away a user’s game content. "For me the truly disheartening news is that the ‘games’ tab on our game console is now several pages away from the start," Mommy’s Best Games …

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Samsung could thwart iPhone 4S launch

The ongoing string of patent disputes between tech giant Apple and Korean electronics firm Samsung could be entering its most dangerous phase yet. The Guardian reports that Samsung is attempting to ban the sale of iPhone 4S after claiming that it breaches a patent relating to wireless technology. The pair …

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Court forces BT to block download site

In what could prove to be a very significant move, the High Court has ordered internet service provider BT to block download site Newzbin2. The judge ruled that BT knowing that the site hosts copyrighted content is sufficient enough a fact for the company to have to take action. "In …

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Amazon reinstates 3DS orders

The US arm of online retailer Amazon has lifted its temporary block on 3DS sales. And no doubt much to the disappointment of the legions of conspiracy theorists and headline hunters, it transpires that the cause was nothing more sinister than a shipping complication. An internal Amazon.com shipping issue triggered …

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Trenched blocked by board game trademark

Upcoming XBLA title Trenched has been blocked from release due to a trademark dispute with a board game. Eurogamer reports that the game clashes with trademarks held by an abstract Portuguese board game Trench. The trademark was filed by Trench’s designer Rui Alpio Monteiro in 2007 and covers both board …

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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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MPs consider web block plans

MPs have been in negotiations with Internet Service Providers and intellectual rights holders to create a system that would allow access to be blocked to certain websites. According to the Open Rights Group, a letter from Mr. Vaizey confirmed that he’d been in discussions with stakeholders to create a working …

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Vietnam blocks late night online gaming

Vietnam has moved to block gamers from playing online at night. The country’s Ministry of Information and Communication has asked internet service providers to block access to online games after 10pm, according to Vietnam News. The initiative is to counter potentially harmful side effects from playing these titles. Provincial departments …

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Korea announces MMO curfew

The South Korean authorities have announced a new ‘gaming curfew’ to try and counter what is seen as the growing problem of MMO addiction in the country. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s policy, as reported by The Korea Herald, intends to forcefully block or incrementally slow down the …

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Lib Dems propose stricter piracy measures

The Liberal Democrats have proposed an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill that will grant government the power to block websites that offer users the chance to illegally download copyrighted material. More specifically, the party wants to grant the High Court the power to grant an injunction against a service …

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