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Ubisoft: Anno 2070 DRM is 'working as intended'


Jan 20
// Jim Sterling
The latest miserable press surrounding Ubisoft's trashy DRM concerned news that Anno 2070 would confuse a simple hardware change with an entirely new PC -- a real problem when you can only install the game three times before ...
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Man gets cease & desist for fiddling with Skylanders toys


Dec 30
// Jim Sterling
Graphing calculator programmer Brandon Wilson likes to tinker with machines and post his findings online, for no reason other than entertainment and curiosity. Recently, he turned his attention to Skylanders, the unique game ...
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Xbox 360 dashboard update tries to stop you suing MS


Dec 07
// Jim Sterling
Following in the sleazy footsteps of Sony and Electronic Arts, Microsoft has become the latest company to restrain one of the few legal recourses available to screwed customers. Seizing upon the opportunity to cram ...
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Quantic CEO whines that used games cost him millions


Sep 12
// Jim Sterling
Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has joined the ranks of the idiotic in whining about used games. Wait, aren't we supposed to only play Heavy Rain once, right? Surely he of all people should understand why it g...
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Ignition: Reich is being totally reworked


Mar 28
// Jim Sterling
The discovery of a completely balls-mental Nazi shooter known as Reich caused an excited stir within the gamer community, but the status of the game has been fragile at best. Sometimes canceled, sometimes not, Ignition is ada...
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GameStop hit with class action suit over personal info


Mar 01
// Jim Sterling
A new class action suit has been fired at GameStop over allegations of illegal data reaping. Melissa Arechiga has accused the retailer of storing personal information on its customers without their knowledge or permissio...
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Nintendo UK: 3DS is definitely worth the money


Jan 19
// Jim Sterling
While most US gamers were mildly pleased with the 3DS' $249.99 price point, those perpetually unfortunate European gamers are less than thrilled. Nintendo UK, however, has defended the projected £219-£230 pri...
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Game hating Keith Vaz says he doesn't hate games


Jan 13
// Jim Sterling
British politician and lying hypocrite Keith Vaz has claimed that he's never been against videogames, despite once claiming that PSP games let you rape people and blaming the murder of a British schoolboy on Manhunt, even whe...
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Use a swastika in Black Ops, get banned from Xbox Live


Nov 22
// Jim Sterling
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...
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FTC charges PR firm with writing its own iTunes reviews


Aug 27
// Jim Sterling
PR firm Reverb Communications has come under fire from the FTC for getting its employees to anonymously write reviews on iTunes without disclosing their working relationship with the title. The company was sneakily giving its...
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EA: Arnold Schwarzenegger is a hypocrite


Jul 14
// Jim Sterling
You know it, I know it, everyone knows that Arnold "violent games are evil but please keep watching Terminator films" Schwarzenegger is a ridiculous hypocrite. Despite it being common knowledge, however, videogame industry me...
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Aussie game banner: Real-life issues more important


Nov 16
// Jim Sterling
Evil Attorney General Michael Atkinson is the man solely responsible for Australia having to pay more for less content. He is the man standing in the way of his country joining the real world and having an 18+ age rating, the...
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Dino D-Day: Great mod or greatest mod?


Nov 13
// Jordan Devore
It finally happened. Someone made a Half-Life 2 mod about Nazis, dinosaurs, and Nazi dinosaurs. Sure, the main reason why I want to even give it a try is incredibly shallow, but even still, it's got dinosaurs who moonlight as...
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Sega won't release Aliens vs. Predator in Germany


Nov 11
// Jim Sterling
Germany hates videogames, is the message the German government seems to want to communicate. Every sensational crime committed in the country gets pinned on "killer games," and a ridiculous amount of titles have been banned o...
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New screens for The Saboteur do not have any sex in them


Nov 10
// Jim Sterling
If you thought that Pandemic's The Saboteur was all about brothels and boobs, then you're going to be faintly disappointed, because apparently there's more to it than that. While there's plenty of wartime flesh on display, yo...
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German Modern Warfare 2 won't let you kill civilians


Nov 08
// Jim Sterling
Modern Warfare 2 may be one of the biggest, most mainstream games ever to be released, but it's also been the most controversial. Aside from the whole PC debacle, Infinity Ward has also generated much debate over the infamous...
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MS does on-demand software printing at retail


Oct 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
Microsoft is really making a serious push into retail, as evidenced by what I've seen today at the opening of their first retail store. One of the biggest issues with software sales at retail is the real estate that it takes ...
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Australia wants to rate iPhone games


Oct 22
// Jim Sterling
As it stands, iPhone App games have gone unrated, with developers able to submit their games for Apple's approval and nobody else's. In Australia, where the ratings board has an iron grip on videogame content and doesn't want...
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German group hosts modern book burning for 'killer games'


Oct 15
// Jim Sterling
This is simply depressing. The pathetic treatment of videogames in Germany has already jumped the shark several times, with the German authorities aping their intolerant forefathers and banning anything they don't like in the...
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New Sony ad portrays PS3 fans as Nazi sympathizers


Sep 29
// Jim Sterling
Wow ... I know that Sony can go a little nuts when it comes to weird PS3 commercials, but this Chilean ad really takes home the prize. The commercial portrays a gamer giving blood to a Nazi officer. Seriously, Sony is telling...
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The Saboteur welcomes you to Belle de Nuit


Sep 21
// Jim Sterling
The Saboteur is going to make World War II games a little different. It's not an FPS, for one thing, nor does it simply place you in famous battles and say, "Shoot the Nazis." You instead take on the role of a bitte...
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EA: German game restricitions are censorship


Aug 24
// Jim Sterling
Most people who aren't German politicians will tell you that Germany's reaction to so-called "killer games" is childish and ludicrous. Gamers, the gaming press and developers have all voiced dismay over Germany's tr...
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German gamers protest government's war on videogames


Jul 08
// Jim Sterling
They've had all they can stands, they can't stands no more. German officials have been having a field day in targeting the games industry over the past few years, banning products at whim like capricious Gods. It would seem, ...
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Horny nazi tank girls coming to Xbox 360 (in Japan)


Jul 07
// Jim Sterling
I'll be honest, this really isn't too relevant to a lot of people, but I just want the excuse to talk about this game for a second. Moe Moe Niji Taisen Deluxe is a tactical role-playing game in which various anime females wit...
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Bomberman used to promote anti-Nazi violence?


May 14
// Jim Sterling
A German ex-politician has been charged with invoking violent acts against fascists after producing an anti-Nazi poster with a picture of Bomberman on it. The poster shows Bomberman holding a bomb disguised as a cake, with th...
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Gish 2 coming soon, Hitlers Must Die! coming sooner


May 11
// Jonathan Holmes
Edmund McMillen is a non-stop productivity machine. He just finished Spewer, has Super Meat Boy in the works for WiiWare, and as it turns out, he's also almost done with Gish 2 and an action/comedy/platformer by the name of H...
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Super Meat Boy tempts fate, tells us not to be like Hitler


Apr 26
// Jonathan Holmes
I really want Super Meat Boy to come out. The game has great art direction, killer old-school difficulty, a Don Hertzfeldt-flavored sense of humor, and is planned to feature 12 indie game characters in multi-player mode. An i...
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The Saboteur is looking sexy in these new images


Apr 24
// Jim Sterling
Electronic Arts has revealed some brand new screenshots and artwork for Pandemic-developed Nazi-punching game The Saboteur. Taking the open-world style of game to Nazi-occupied Paris is an interesting idea, and it looks like ...
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Confirmed: B.J. Blazkowicz still knows how to kill Nazis


Apr 18
// Matthew Razak
If there is one thing you know you will be able to do in a Wolfenstein game it's kill Nazis good and dead. Now the new Wolfenstein heading our way has plenty of fresh and new ways to kill Nazi's dead that usually involve some...
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For those about to die: A tribute to videogame Nazis


Apr 07
// Jim Sterling
It's hardly surprising that World War II has been inspiration for so many videogames. That conflict was, after all, perhaps the only truly morally clear war humanity has ever had, where reasonable people can see an obvious go...

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