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PSN faces South Korean suspension

Sony has confirmed that it is to suspend its PlayStation Network service in South Korea. The network will be taken offline on June 29th. The move will not affect PS Vita of PSP users. Gamasutra reports that the cause is a new South Korean legal enforcement called the Game Industry …

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Obsidian details its South Park RPG

It’s such a bizarre combination that it might just work – RPG specialist Obsidian is working on a new console RPG based on the cult Canadian South Park IP. The game is being developed in collaboration with THQ and South Park Digital Studios and is due for release in late …

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Hotz flees to South America

The hacker at the centre of an increasingly bizarre legal battle with PS3 has reportedly fled to South America. VGHQ has unearthed Sony documents claiming that George Hotz has been removing key components from his electrical equipment so as to hide crucial information the company is trying to unearth as …

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South African retail shuns Xbox 360

A leading South African distributor has told MCV that many of the country’s major retailers refuse to stock Xbox 360 consoles due to reliability concerns and the infamous Red Ring of Death (RROD). The Xbox360 has had a rather rough time in South Africa,” Apex Interactive director Quinton Davie stated. …

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UK CHARTS: FIFA scores no.1

Weeks ahead of the official kick off of the World Cup next month, EA’s licensed video game tie-in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa has scored an early goal by debuting right at the top of the GfK ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week. In doing so it successfully …

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Korea announces MMO curfew

The South Korean authorities have announced a new ‘gaming curfew’ to try and counter what is seen as the growing problem of MMO addiction in the country. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s policy, as reported by The Korea Herald, intends to forcefully block or incrementally slow down the …

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FIFA World Cup plays it simple

The combination of a licence as wide-reaching as the World Cup and a new easier-to-understand control scheme will, EA hopes, entice a new generation of gamers to buy into the already lucrative FIFA franchise later this month. We’re delighted with the performance of FIFA 10 and believe 2010 FIFA World …

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EA to sue South Park creators?

Publisher EA has hinted that it may turn to the courts following the debut episode of the 14th series of controversial cartoon South Park, which focused on struggling golf star Tiger Woods – and his relationship with EA. Dubbed Sexual healing, the episode depicted Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 as …

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Q2 losses for SouthPeak

Virginia-based US publisher SouthPeak Interactive has seen the $1.2m profit it enjoyed in the quarter ending December 31st 2008 turn into a $2.6m loss for the same period in 2009. Also down were revenues – they fell from $17.3m to $10.1m, a decline of 42 per cent. Operating costs, however, …

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PES gets World Cup Edition

With EA making plenty of noise about the April release of its FIFA World Cup South Africa tie-in, Konami has quietly announced a World Cup-themed Pro Evolution Soccer title scheduled to coincide with this summer’s tournament. More specifically, it has confirmed a spring release for Winning Eleven 2010 Aoki Samurai …

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