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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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Germany considering retail demo pod ban

The state minister for Hamburg will introduce anti-truancy measures to fellow politicians in Germany later this week – including a recommendation that games demo pods be switched off during school hours. According to German newspaper Welt am Sonntag – translated by news source Deutsche Welle – Udo Nagel said: "Truancy …

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GERMAN CHARTS: Gran Turismo keeps No.1 spot

Media-Control GfK International has released the latest official German all formats software chart – and Sony’s Gran Turismo 5: Prologue is atop the list for the second week in a row. EA’s Command and Conquer expansion, Kane’s Wrath, holds onto second, whilst Nintendo takes five of the top ten positions. …

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GERMAN CHARTS: Gran Turismo debuts in top spot

Germany’s all formats chart for the week ending Monday, March 31st is in – and Sony’s Gran Turismo: Prologue has taken top spot in its first week. The strong German PC software market is in full show according to the chart, from Gfk International, with EA’s Command & Conquer 3 …

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Nintendo storms Germany and Spain

Nintendo platforms took five of the top ten places in both the Spanish and German charts in the week ending December 30th, reported Next Gen . Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii topped the German charts, while More Brain Training on the DS came top of the pack in Spain. …

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Germany looks to snare UK development talent

The temptation for Britain’s benefit-starved studios to move their talent abroad is set to get even greater – as a new German business centre strives to entice UK development houses to Leipzig. Backed by funds from the city itself and promising lucrative networking opportunities with Central and Eastern Europe, Game …

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Pokemon duo rule supreme in Europe

Next-gen.biz reports that both the DS SKUs have the market all sewn up in central Europe, with a dominant Nintendo also scoring major success with its range of brain training titles. While DS, Wii, PS2 and PSP games domninate, there’s no sign of PS3 or Xbox 360 in the latest …

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