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PS4 SharePlay session restricted to 60 minutes

Bit by bit, more details concerning the technical requirements of Sony’s SharePlay plan for PS4 are beginning to emerge. And here’s an important one – sessions will be limited to 60 minutes, GameSpot reports. There’s no limit on the number of times someone can use SharePlay, however, so it may …

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Dota 2 open to all as it hits 6.5m monthly users

Valve’s popular free-to-play MOBA title Dota 2 is now freely accessible to everybody. The developer has also revealed that the hugely successful eSports title is currently attracting some 6.5m monthly active users. For the past several months, access to Dota 2 has been granted through a queue system that gated …

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Nintendo lifts 18+ eShop download restrictions

The restriction that prevented Wii U owners from downloading 18+ content from the Nintendo eShop during daytime hours has been lifted. "Adults can now browse and buy all games at any time of the day,” a statement confirmed. "Following analysis of the Parental Controls system on Wii U and Nintendo …

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Nintendo blames German laws for Wii U adult content download restrictions

German youth protection regulations are being blamed for Nintendo’s decision to block the downloading of adult-rated games content on the Wii U. MCV reported late on Friday that owners of the console can only access such content between the hours of 11pm and 3am. And as hard to believe as …

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Wii U owners can only download adult games between 11pm-3am

Mature-rated video games like Ubisoft’s ZombiU can only be downloaded from Nintendo’s eShop between the hours of 11pm-3am. This startling discovery, first reported by CVG, stems from a response issued to an Italian Wii U owner. We would like to let you know that Nintendo has always aimed to offer …

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Valve calls for easing of XBL restrictions

Game developers can deliver a better service to Xbox 360 customers if Microsoft eased its data restrictions, the president of Valve has said. Gabe Newell wants the Steam service incorporated into Xbox Live in the same way it is available to PS3 owners. But the main hurdle is having Microsoft …

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HMV’s Fox calls for supermarket restrictions

If left unchecked the ongoing expansion of supermarkets poses a serious threat to the UK High Street. That’s according to HMV boss Simon Fox, who speaking to The Sun has said that checks need to be put in place to protect British shops. "We have to be very careful about …

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FFXIV to impose gameplay time limit

Square Enix has revealed that it will be implementing new measures in upcoming MMO Square Enix that are designed to narrow the gap between hardcore players of the genre and more casual players. Kotaku reports that the game will allow players eight hours of unrestricted play. Once that barrier is …

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Switzerland pursues violent games ban

With violent games currently causing a stir in Australia, closer to home it has emerged that Switzerland is now considering banning violent video games outright in the territory. A resolution restricting the sale of mature games to minors has already been passed unopposed, according to Gamesmarkt, and will be now …

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Xbox Facebook/Twitter age restriction lifted

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has confirmed that Xbox 360 users below the age of 18 and based outside the US are now able to use the console’s social networking features – as long as said features are enabled under the parental control settings. Until now the services had been locked to …

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