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Gamescom 2010 draws record crowds

The number of Gamescom attendees reached an all-time high at the 2010 expo with more than a quarter of a million attending the show. A total of 254,000 people made their way to Gamescom 2010 – up from last year’s 245,000. And of the 2010 figure just 18,900 were trade …

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Gamescom schedule confirmed

Attendees at Gamescom 2010 can now view the schedule of key events with dates and times of press conferences, tournaments and more. The show runs from August 18th to 22nd with Tuesday 17th dedicated to members of the press. Here’s the full events schedule: Tuesday August 17th – 12.30pm – …

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Germany rejects violent games ban

Having revealed last year that it was to consider illegalising the sale of violent video games, the German government has confirmed that it is to abandon the plans. Game Politics reports that the decision follows a successful campaign that saw the submission of a 73,000 signature strong petition. The document …

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Codies signs Koch distribution deal

Britsoft publisher Codemasters has struck a deal with Koch Media that will see the firm handle the publisher’s console and PC titles across a number of European territories. The deal, which went into effect on March 10th, covers back catalogue and future releases in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Codemasters has …

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Silent Hunter 5 recalled in Germany

Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic has been recalled in Germany, due to offending World War 2-related imagery. Ubisoft has pulled the collector’s edition of the PC submarine war simulator, which features swastikas in its bonus content. The normal version of the game remains on sale. It is against …

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GERMANY: Calls for violent games ban

Germany has moved one step closer to a sweeping national ban on violent games in a move that could not only dent the European market for mature games but also threaten the country’s games industry. GamePolitics reports that 16 of the country’s interior ministers have joined forces to petition the …

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Germany closing in on violent games ban?

Following the recent tragic school shootings in Winnenden, pressure seems to be mounting for a total ban on violent games in Germany, a territory already renowned for its tough stance on violent content. A recent piece, translated by GamePolitics, in a German newspaper by the head of the National German …

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