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‘Slave Tetris’ game pulled from Steam after media outcry

A mini-game that attempted to explain the condition suffered by slaves being transported across the Atlantic by likening it to Tetris has been pulled from Steam. Slave Tetris was a mini-game included in self-professed educational title Playing History 2 – Slave Trade, which was actually released back in 2013. However, …

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VIDEO: The first footage of Daniel Radcliffe in BBC’s GTA drama Gamechangers

The BBC has released the first trailer for its upcoming drama based on the development of Grand Theft Auto. In it we see Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Rockstar president Sam Houser, and Bill Paxton, who plays controversial lawyer and outspoken GTA critic Jack Thompson. The show itself …

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Online games site RockyFroggy reprimanded by ASA

A website that allows users to compete in online games to win prizes has had its knuckles rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority over a misleading ad. The organisation agreed that RockyFroggy ran an advertorial on a web domain (www.cdn.bbn-news.co.uk) specifically designed to look like the BBC’s website. The structure …

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Itagaki blames review procedures for Devil’s Third scores

Outspoken developer Tomonobu Itagaki has again accused the press of getting it wrong in its critical mauling of Wii U shooter Devil’s Third. Having previously blamed poor previews on journalists’ collective lack of skill, and subsequently claim that the game will be a breakthrough for the industry” that is going …

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Mario Happy Meal toy embroiled in wanking kerfuffle

Well here’s a story we didn’t expect to be bashing out on a mid-week summer holiday morning. A Super Mario Happy Meal toy has today rubbed a few people up the wrong way after finding itself at the centre of a completely bizarre controversy. A Mirror story has alleged that …

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Time’s VR cover leads to outpouring of disappointment… and genius

If you haven’t seen it already, look below to see how Time chose to depict its cover feature on virtual reality. That’s Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey doing… something, on a (presumably virtual) beach, wearing a VR headset. It’s not an inspiring image, is it? In fact, it’s utterly absurd. …

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Reddit finally moves to close racist threads, but what was the real motivation?

Having said recently that it would not be closing down racist threads, Reddit has once again changed its content strategy to prohibit a handful of notorious hangouts. The headline closure is r/CoonTown, although a number of other subreddits including r/WatchNiggersDie, r/bestofcoontown and r/CoonTownMeta have also now vanished. Reddit in July …

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How did the games media cover E3? We ask GamesRadar+

The last year saw huge changes for Future’s output, with the closure of CVG and the combination of its remaining games brands into GamesRadar+. E3 was arguably the first big test for Future’s flagship website since its November launch. Itwas really, really pleased with how GamesRadar+ covered E3 in 2015,"reveals …

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How did the games media cover E3? We ask PC Gamer

PC Gamer’s Tom Senior talks about bringing the platform back to E3 The PC can lose out in the tumult of E3, to the extent that publishers occasionally forget to mention their PC editions entirely when announcing new games. This year, we launched the PC Gaming Show at the Belasco …

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War Thunder producer takes down YouTuber channel in act of vengeance

A Gaijin Entertainment gameplay producer has been suspended after abusing his DMCA powers to wrongfully bringing the channel of a leading Russian YouTuber to a halt. Polygon reports that Pavel Kulikov issued multiple Digital Millennium Copyright Act claims against a YouTube channel owned by Kirill ‘alconafter’ Fyodorov, who has in …

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