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Doom makes Xbox Live comeback

Iconic ‘90s FPS Doom has returned to Xbox Live Arcade today after being absent for more than a year. Bethesda has re-uploaded the game to Xbox 360’s online service, and it can be downloaded for 400 Microsoft Points (around 3.50). Doom originally hit Xbox Live in 2006 via Activision, but …

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Games cost 27% less in the UK than Germany

Admittedly, we can’t afford to drive our cars or heat our homes, but at least gaming remains affordable in the UK. That’s the finding of price comparison site Idealo, which claims that on average PS3 games are 25.4 per cent cheaper in the UK than in major European market Germany. …

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Club Penguin embraces German market

Disney has today opened the digital doors to a fully localised version of its Club Penguin website for the German market. It will be the fifth fully localised version of the site to be rolled out. The launch of clubpenguin.de is part of our strategy to make Club Penguin even …

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Ban on 1994’s Doom finally lifted in Germany

Germany has removed restrictions from Doom and Doom II after a ban on selling it to teenagers spanning 17 years. In 1994, Germany put it on an index of controlled titles, believing that it could harm youths due to its level of violence. The video game could only be bought …

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Gamescom 2011 tops 550 exhibitors

Koelnmesse has announced that this year’s Gamescom will play host to more than 550 exhibitors. The organisers behind the Cologne event proudly declare that this is a ten per cent increase on the 505 firms that attended Gamescom 2010. This year’s exhibitors will be representing 40 countries – up from …

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Vita playable at Gamescom 2011

Sony has confirmed that consumers will be able to get hands-on time with PlayStation Vita at Gamescom. The Cologne event will mark the first time the company’s new handheld has been made available to the public. It has previously been announced that gamers would not be able to try the …

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Gears of War 3 escapes German censors

Microsoft and Epic Games’ upcoming Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War 3 has remarkably survived its brush with the German content regulators and will release in full and unedited in the country. Germany his a reputation for ruthlessly cracking down on violent content in video games and has forced many …

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Direct2Drive hits Germany

Digital games retailer Direct2Drive has announced the launch of a German version of its popular portal. Found at www.direct2drive.de, the site is currently in beta though already boasts titles from the world’s largest publishers such as EA, Activision and Ubisoft. As a welcome gesture, the site will be offering customers …

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