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Oculus Rift dev kits removed from sale in China

Chinese developers are being blocked from buying Oculus Rift dev kits due to the number of units being sold on by buyers. Games In Asia reports that the company has even go so far as to cancel exiting pre-orders. It is a bummer that we’ve had to suspend sales in …

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FilesTube and TorrentReactor among 21 blocked websites in the UK

The British courts have ordered ISPs to block a further 21 websites accused to sharing illegal material. Sites including FilesTube and TorrentReactor were among those named by the British Recording Music Industry (BPI). ISPs were ordered to block all sites on the list by October 30th. BT and Virgin Media …

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Vivendi’s Activision sale blocked, though publisher pledges to push deal through

Activision’s proposed buyout from current owner Vivendi has been blocked following a lawsuit filed in a Delaware court. The publisher confirmed that the Hayes v. Activision Blizzard case is halting the closing of the transaction unless the injunction is modified on appeal or the transaction is approved by a stockholder …

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UPDATED: Saints Row IV refused Australian classification for a second time

Deep Silver’s Saints Row IV has once again been blocked from release in Australia. A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the computer game Saints Row IV is classified Refused Classification,” a new statement from the Australian Classification Board confirmed. In the Review Board’s opinion, …

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Nintendo not accepting Wii U submissions from Japanese indie developers

Quick – there might be a new indie villain in town! Nintendo has confirmed that, for reasons which remain unclear, it is not currently allowing indie developers from Japan to submit games for possible release on Wii U. "The policy in question is the decision of Nintendo’s department responsible for …

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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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Judge backs THQ sale objections as Warner Bros comes sniffing

THQ will not be allowed to complete its pre-pack sale to Clearlake Capital, opening the door for a possible swoop by Warner Bros. That’s because US Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath has ruled in favour of creditors who last week objected to the arrangement, arguing that the process prevented other interested …

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Windows 8 Marketplace will not sell 18-rated games

Microsoft’s own guidelines for the Windows 8 Marketplace will prevent the sale of 18 rated games, it has been confirmed. Kotaku has had confirmation directly from Microsoft that new rules regarding the sale of apps WILL apply to all games sold through the portal. Specifically, the guidelines read: Apps with …

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Patent row could block Xbox 360 sales in US

Imports of Xbox 360 hardware to the US could be blocked following a legal victory for Motorola. The BBC reports that a US International Trade Commission judge has ruled in favour of the firm, ruling that Microsoft has infringed four patents owned by Motorola Mobility relating to video compression and …

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Pirate Bay could face UK block

Infamous BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay could be completely blocked in the UK following a ruling from the High Court. It is now a matter of law that the site is illegal, and that those who operate it do so illegally. It will be decided at a further hearing in …

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