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Namco Bandai sues CD Projekt over Xbox 360 Witcher 2 rights

Having successfully brought the PC version of acclaimed RPG The Witcher 2 to PC, Namco Bandai has launched legal action against CD Projekt over its decision to hand the Xbox 360 publishing rights to THQ. Gamepur reports that Namco Bandai is filing action on two counts – firstly, that the …

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Age ratings could become voluntary

While age ratings and the enforcement thereof remains one of the hottest topics in the modern games industry, the Video Standards Council has suggested that all entertainment media could eventually shift toward an advisory rather than a legally-based system. The statement comes in the wake of the news that digital …

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Sony denied Google, PayPal subpoenas

Sony’s ongoing war on hackers has stumbled as a judge has ruled against the company’s planned subpoenas. In order to learn more about the identities of hackers such as George ‘GeoHot’ Hotz, fail0verflow and others responsible for the surge in PS3 hacking, Sony attempted to subpoena the likes of Google, …

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OPINION: Sony’s piracy battle

If December’s much-publicised gutting of the PlayStation 3’s security systems is proof of anything, it’s this: Where software is concerned, there is no such thing as an unpickable lock, and piracy-prevention strategies that amount solely to locking the door are doomed to failure. Until a few, short weeks ago, the …

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Sony goes legal on PS3 hackers

Mirroring the path it pursued when fighting last year’s battle against the PSJailbreak device, Sony has gone legal on at least two hackers at the heart of the current PS3 piracy drive. Kotaku reports that SCEA is seeking a temporary restraining order against both George ‘geohot’ Hotz and hacking group …

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PEGI ratings delayed until 2011

The Video Standards Council has confirmed that the proposed changes to the UK video games age ratings system that will make PEGI legally enforceable will not now be put in place until April 1st 2011. The delay has been blamed on the fact that while the Digital Economy Act has …

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New UK age ratings legal by October

ELSPA is hopeful that the PEGI system of age ratings for video games will be ratified in law this October – just in time for complete clarity through the busiest selling season. It will be the final stage in ousting the BBFC as the body responsible for classifying games. The …

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Langdell hits back in EA Edge fight

Earlier MCV reported that Tim Langdell’s confrontational use of the Edge trademark may be coming to an end – but now the man himself says this is not so. The Edge Games boss told Develop that the suggestions that EA is closing in on the controversial ‘edge’ trademark are untrue. …

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