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Microsoft investigating wave of undue Halo 4 perma-bans


DLC buyers seemingly locked out of Xbox Live play
Dec 17
A number of players are apparently finding themselves banned from Halo 4 online play after purchasing the latest downloadable content. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and is currently investigating.  "We are not per... read
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Halo 4 will NOT be issuing special XBL bans for sexism


Racism and homophobia not given a looser leash either
Nov 06
Last week, Halo 4 was at the center of a brouhaha with word that sexist behavior in Halo 4 online play would net the user a lifetime ban. While some folks applauded the measure, others asked why homophobic and racist activity... read
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Online sexism in Halo 4 will earn you a lifetime ban


No Doritos for sexists
Nov 02
The Halo series has a reputation for hosting some, let's say, "spirited" language from its millions of players, as trash talk and associated slurs have become a big part of the experience. 343 Industries, however, isn't parti... read
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Microsoft perma-banning early Halo 4 users from XBL


Pirates do pirate things and get pirate banned
Oct 15
In a bid to crack down on nefarious pirates, Microsoft is issuing permanent Xbox Live bans to folk caught playing illegitimate copies of Halo 4 early.  "We are aware of isolated cases in which Halo 4 content has been pro... read
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Seduce Me causes outrage by trying to get on Steam
Steam has been banning fake games from its service, but it's also knocked back a legitimate -- if rather risque -- project. Seduce Me is an erotic strategy game "inspired by the lives of American socialites and celebrities." ... read feature

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3,000 Guild Wars 2 players banned for vendor exploit


Rules is rules
Aug 31
ArenaNet has revealed that it banned 3,000 Guild Wars 2 players last night for knowingly exploiting a vendor error that saw them buying cheap gear and selling it on for economy-wrecking profit.  "The players we banned we... read
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Blizzard gets serious, ready to ban Diablo III cheaters


Jun 12
Out of the blue, Blizzard decided to post a not-so-friendly reminder that Diablo III cheaters will be caught and banned, as the studio readies itself to purge the criminal element. That always-online requirement means they're... read
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Ruling by ITC judge says Xbox should see ban in US too


May 23
Last month, Administrative Judge David Shaw at the US International Trade Commission decided that Xbox had been in violation of four Motorola patents in relation to the H.264 video compression codec technology. He did not hav... read
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What religions are allowed in Diablo III?


May 22
It seems that, in a world populated by very real angels and demons, association with religions revolving around such creatures is frowned upon in Diablo III's world of Sanctuary. When Jon Bloodspray alerted me on Twitter that... read
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Banned Origin users can play their games offline


Apr 16
It was more than a little sad to find out that Electronic Arts was locking users out of their Origin games for getting banned on the forums. Thankfully, the account suspension policy has since been tweaked such that those wit... read
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BioWare is clueless, banned a user based on a meme


Jan 21
BioWare is dead serious about upholding its Terms of Services and will bring down the hammer of justice hard should you step out of line. One member (username withheld) of the Star Wars: The Old Republic message board learned... read
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SWTOR bans players for playing the game wrong


Jan 03
Users have been receiving temporary bans for "exploiting" Star Wars: The Old Republic, as confirmed by BioWare recently. The only trouble is, the players were not really breaking the game in anyway -- they've only been doing ... read
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'Gun-like' Avatar items to be banned from Xbox Live soon


Dec 23
Epic Games has declared that the Hammerburst and Lancer Avatar props are going to be removed on January 1, 2012, as part of a new anti-gun policy. Microsoft will be barring any Avatar proper that resembles a firearm. Gotta pr... read
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New Syndicate game banned in Australia (surprise!)


Dec 20
In news that should shock nobody by now, Starbreeze's upcoming Syndicate reboot has been refused classification in Australia, making it illegal to sell in the country. The game's violent content has been cited as the reason, ... read
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EA will ban you from games if someone else swears at you


Dec 05
Electronic Arts has been catching heat for its stupid policy that bans customers from their legally bought games if they break rules on the forums. Despite all the bad publicity, however, EA isn't fixing the issue -- it's get... read
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Shock: Dead Island banned in Germany at last


Nov 29
In news that will surprise only people who have never heard of Germany before, it has come to light that Dead Island's been banned ... in Germany!  Deep Silver is not surprised, gamers are not surprised, and I doubt the ... read
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EA hopes Iran banning Battlefield 3 will fight piracy


Nov 28
Battlefield 3 is reportedly banned in Iran, which is hardly surprising because it is Iran. What is surprising, however, is that Electronic Arts thinks the suppression of its product may be a good thing, because it c... read
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Over 1,600 users banned from Modern Warfare 3


Nov 21
[Update: The story originally stated 16,000 users were banned. That was incorrect and has been fixed. Sorry for the confusion.] The Call of Duty series is beloved by cheaters the world over, but Infinity Ward has no love for ... read
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EA forum bans are still locking users out of games


Nov 14
A while ago, Electronic Arts landed itself in hot water after locking one of its customers out of Dragon Age II due to a transgression committed on EA's forums. While the situation was eventually resolved, it seems EA never s... read
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Early Modern Warfare 3 play could ban you from Xbox Live


Nov 04
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... read
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Guess which games were banned in Germany in October


Oct 29
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... read
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Posting Gears of War 3 spoilers online? Epic will ban you


Aug 15
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... read
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Christian police groups want to ban The Darkness II


Aug 15
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... read
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Norwegian store bans violent games following Oslo murders


Jul 29
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... read
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Apple rejects illegal immigration game


Apr 28
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... read
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Mortal Kombat loses Australian appeal, still banned


Mar 14
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... read
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EA 'accidentally' bans player from Dragon Age II


Mar 12
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 ... read
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PSN hack lets users unban themselves, ban others


Feb 17
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... read
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It begins: PS3 modders getting consoles banned


Feb 17
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 ... read
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Sony releases PS3 hack statement, promises mass banning


Feb 16
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... read
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PS3 ad banned for showing a man punching another


Dec 22
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... read
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Australia to finally get an R18+ rating


Dec 05
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... read






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