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8:20 AM on 11.04.2011

Early Modern Warfare 3 play could ban you from Xbox Live

Microsoft has warned that early copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are "not authorized" to be played online, and using them before street date could have dire consequences. This includes legally obtained copies bought f...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 10.29.2011

Guess which games were banned in Germany in October

When it comes to banning videogames or at least restricting their sales, there just is no country quite like Germany! There are several lists to take into consideration, so I'll try to make things simple and clear for you, de...

Sven Wohl

6:15 PM on 08.15.2011

Posting Gears of War 3 spoilers online? Epic will ban you

Epic Games takes spoilers very seriously, so much so that your actions on Youtube could impact your gaming. According to the studio, it has the power to ban anybody from Gears of War 3 if they're caught posting spoiler videos...

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 08.15.2011

Christian police groups want to ban The Darkness II

Various Christian law enforcement groups have colluded to express their distaste for upcoming 2K Games sequel, The Darkness II. They'd like to see it go very far away, in fact, for fear that it will make people hate the polic...

Jim Sterling

5:30 PM on 07.29.2011

Norwegian store bans violent games following Oslo murders

Coop Norway has announced that it will bar the sale of 51 game and toy brands following the Oslo massacre perpetrated by murdering idiot Anders Behring Breivik. These include games that Breivik himself praised as trainin...

Jim Sterling

8:20 AM on 04.28.2011

Apple rejects illegal immigration game

A satirical iOS game about trucking Mexicans across the US border has been rejected by Apple for being racist. Because of course, when you dare say that some Mexicans are illegal immigrants, you are of course stating that all...

Jim Sterling





8:40 AM on 03.14.2011

Mortal Kombat loses Australian appeal, still banned

Despite an appeal by Warner Brothers, Mortal Kombat is still going to be unobtainable (at least legally) in Australia when it launches next month.  “We’re obviously extremely disappointed that the refused cla...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 03.12.2011

EA 'accidentally' bans player from Dragon Age II

If you ever needed more evidence of how ludicrously some publishers treat PC players, you can stop your search right here. A gamer was recently punished for using "bad language" on BioWare's forums with a ban from Dragon Age ...

Jim Sterling

9:15 PM on 02.17.2011

PSN hack lets users unban themselves, ban others

This game of one-upmanship between Sony and the PS3 modders is getting seriously heated. Responding to the news that Sony was permabanning modded consoles, a new hack claims to worm into the PSN and allow people to unban them...

Jim Sterling

8:20 AM on 02.17.2011

It begins: PS3 modders getting consoles banned

Yesterday, Sony warned jailbreakers and cheaters that they had a limited time to remove any unauthorized tools from their consoles before the banhammer would drop. Turns out that time was extremely limited, as the great cull ...

Jim Sterling

3:20 PM on 02.16.2011

Sony releases PS3 hack statement, promises mass banning

Sony has today released an official statement concerning "unauthorized circumvention" of the PlayStation 3, and promised repercussions of genocidal proportions. According to Sony, you have only a very brief period o...

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 12.22.2010

PS3 ad banned for showing a man punching another

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has continued its commitment to banning ads for stupid reasons, removing a PlayStation Move ad after a mere eight complaints. The ad promotes The Fight, and has been removed because it...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 12.05.2010

Australia to finally get an R18+ rating

Time to bust into a celebratory performance of Waltzing Matilda, Australia. It appears that you will finally, finally be getting an adults-only rating for your videogames. This will end years of children being able to get th...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 11.22.2010

Use a swastika in Black Ops, get banned from Xbox Live

If you choose to wear a Call of Duty: Black Ops logo that shares similarities with a certain equilateral cross that enjoys a certain bond with a certain group of jackbooted individuals, you better not be doing it on Xbox Live...

Jim Sterling

4:30 AM on 11.16.2010

Captain Obvious: Splatterhouse denied rating in Germany

Game Captain is reporting that the gore-soaked Splatterhouse has been denied classification by the German classification board and, thus, will not be published in Germany. Hard to imagine that what is being marketed as o...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:40 AM on 10.06.2010

Military bases still boycotting Medal of Honor

Despite Electronic Arts bowing to the minority and "removing" the Taliban from Medal of Honor, military base stores still plan to boycott the war-themed shooter on the grounds that it would still be disrespectful to sell the ...

Jim Sterling