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UK net porn filter could tamper League of Legends patching

David Cameron’s brave new world of socially responsible internetting could interfere with League of Legends. Kotaku reports that the game’s patching program attempts to access two URLs – specifically VarusExpirationTimer.luaobj and XerathMageChainsExtended.luaobj – that the filter is blocking by default due to the inclusion of the word ‘sex’. Whether a …

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Income up + sales up = happy Capcom

Japanese publisher Capcom has posted solid results for the quarter ending June 30th 2012. It reported a 244.4 per cent year-on-year increase in operating income to 2,669m and a 55.8 per cent jump in net sales. Net income for the three months ending June 30th climbed 290.2 per cent to …

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Government wants internet porn ban

With the very notion of net neutrality currently under threat, it has emerged that the British Government is to ask ISPs to block all online pornography by default on domestic internet connections. Users wishing to access such material would have to ask providers to have it unblocked. For their ‘friend’, …

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Games played by 40% of net users

Four out of ten internet users globally now play online games That’s according to a new report by Dutch browser gaming outfit Spil based on data from the company’s own pool of 130 million monthly active users and ComScore. The 2010 State of Gaming Report shows that of the 1.3 …

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Google defends piracy drive

The world’s creative industries will no doubt be buoyed by Google’s decision to adopt a pro-active stance towards supporting rights holders, but with net neutrality very much at the top of the agenda right now the search firm has been formed to defend its decision. Google is not in a …

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Call of Duty bound for Battle.net?

It already lies at the heart of PC hits such as World of Warcraft and Starcraft II, and now it looks as if Blizzard’s online network Battle.net could in future be integrated into leading Activision products such as Call of Duty. I’ll tell you this – Bobby Kotick and all …

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Government cools net disconnection threats

In a lengthy response to a petition calling for Government to abandon Business Secretary Peter Mandelson’s plans to disconnect the internet connections of file-sharers, Number 10 has seemingly confirmed that it is distancing itself from the proposals. Mandelson has previously expressed his approval of France’s controversial three-strikes-an-you’re-out” policy, and last …

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Sony thankful for iPad

Apple’s freshly revealed iPad has been given a warm welcome from Sony, who believes that the supersized iPod Touch can act as a gateway into the wider world of gaming. Apple’s entrance into the portable gaming space has been a net positive for Sony,” SCEA’s hardware marketing director John Koller …

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Square Enix suffers gaming losses

Square Enix has announced a mixed bag of results in its latest financial report, with the climb in net games sales being offset by a drop in both net and operating income. Net sales for the period were down just 1.2 per cent at YEN 2.4bn, though net income dropped …

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Canessa to head up Blizzards Battle.net

Former PopCap vice president Greg Canessa is to take charge of Blizzard’s Battle.net operations following his recently revealed move to the acclaimed MMO publisher. We can confirm that Greg Canessa has taken a position at Blizzard Entertainment as project director for Battle.net,” a statement given to WoWInsider explained. He will …

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