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Facebook and Twitter apps pulled from Xbox Live

Microsoft has removed the dedicated Facebook and Twitter apps from the Xbox 360 marketplace. The apps are no longer available to download for all users who have updated to the latest Xbox 360 dashboard update, which has already begun rolling out to users. The Verge reports that multiple sources familiar …

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Modern Warfare 2’s Favela map pulled after Muslims claim offense

Activision has confirmed the removal of one of Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer maps. The move was taken after an unspecified number of Muslim gamers complained about the discovery of a picture frame in one of the level’s bathrooms that has decorative Islamic script written around its edge. It is against …

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Steam pulls sex game from Greenlight, introduces $100 fee

The recent introduction of Steam Greenlight has undergone a somewhat troubled launch. Greenlight, for those not in the know, allows amateur devs to upload their games for the Steam userbase to vote on. Those that prove the most popular are then listed on Steam proper. The headline grabber of the …

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Wii U version of Metro: Last Light is pulled

THQ has confirmed that the Wii U version of Metro: Last Light is no longer in development”. The game was one of many to appear in Nintendo’s E3 2011 show reel intended to demonstrate the wide third party support for Wii U. It’s not in development [at the moment],” THQ’s …

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Sony pulls latest PS Vita firmware update

Sony has removed the new software update for PlayStation Vita temporarily due to a technical hitch. PS Vita owners who already downloaded the patch before it was removed will be able to continue using the handheld as normal. Sony says it will notify customers once the latest system software update …

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EA pulls The Simpsons iOS from App Store

Having made somewhat of a splash on iOS, EA has pulled licensed title The Simpsons: Tapped Out from the App Store. The publisher blames the overwhelmingly positive” reaction to the game, which has put its servers under a lot of pressure. To ensure current players have the best possible experience, …

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Battlefield 3 pulled from App Store

Having released Battlefield 3 on the Apple App Store earlier this month, EA has now pulled the game from sale. IGN reports that the decision was made after an influx of negative reviews regarding both its controls and its network stability. The game is free to play thanks to sponsorship …

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Time could be up for SOPA

The US Congress could be ready to drop the controversial SOPA bill after House majority leader Eric Cantor said there would be no vote unless there is consensus on the bill”. The claim comes from Californian congressman Darrell Issa, who is opposed to SOPA, who says Cantor had told him …

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Apple pulls iOS games subscription app

After just a couple of days of availability, Apple has without explanation removed a first-of-its-kind games subscription service from the iOS App Store. Just yesterday MCV reported on the pioneering streaming games service from Big Fish, which used new subscription functionality introduced in Newsstand and was fully approved by Apple. …

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Snes9x emulator pulled from Android Market

Google has removed a popular software emulator that allows Android users to play illegal copies of SNES games on their handsets from the Android Marketplace. Pocket Gamer reports that Google said the download violated the Developer Content policy”. Furthermore, its developer Ex Plus Alpha risks a permanent ban from the …

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