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Russia ponders violent games clampdown after Moscow shooting

Violent games could be facing a potential clampdown in Russia after authorities linked them to a recent shooting. Last week Russian office worker Dmitry Vinogradov shot dead five former colleagues with two more admitted to hospital, one of whom was a former girlfriend of Vinogradov. However, as is sadly too …

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INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world, and as a result, there’s plenty of room for a variety of retailers. In fact, no single group of outlets dominates the High Street. Independents still account for a significant chunk of sales, holding their own against electronics chains and specialist gaming …

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Sony DADC establishes new Russian plant

PS3 game production is to begin at Sony DADC’s Russian base in Borovsk, the company has announced. Manufacturing of Blu-ray discs began at the facility in July following Sony DADC’s acquisition of Russian firm Kaluga earlier this year, but this expansion will allow the company to further spread the reach …

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Russian media links MW2 to bombing

Government-financed satellite news channel Russia Today has pointed the finger at Modern Warfare 2 following the recent terrorist attack in the country. Earlier this week a suicide bomber detonated a 7kg bomb at Russia’s Domodedovo airport, killing 35 people and injuring a further ten. It is though that North Caucasus …

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Russian giants form super-distributor

1C has teamed up with Softclub to form a new Russian super-distributor, 1C-Softclub. Softclub is the biggest console distributor in Russia, while 1C is the country’s largest PC publisher, developer and distributor. The newly-formed company will now handle all of 1C’s gaming output, and is the second biggest games firm …

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Windstorm partners Russian artists

Windstorm was founded earlier this year by Dusty Monk, best known for work on Age of Empires III and Halo Wars. He said, "We worked with 226 throughout the development of our prototype, and they have consistently proven themselves to be outstanding providers of quality content, meeting and exceeding our …

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Activision denies Russian MW2 ban

Despite widespread reports to the contrary, publisher Activision Blizzard has firmly denied that its recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been banned in Russia thanks to its controversial terrorist level – which, incidentally, is called ‘No Russian’. Reports that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been …

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Russia pulls Modern Warfare 2 from sale?

Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox 360 and PS3 has been recalled from store shelves in Russia, according to internet reports. A translation found at Hellforge claims that the Russian government has recalled the game due to the controversial airport level, in which gamers play the role of an undercover CIA …

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