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Rebellion's teaser was for Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army


Coming exclusively to PC this month
Feb 14
// Jordan Devore
Rebellion has delivered the full announcement for its mystery game, which seemed to be Sniper Elite-related with an extra hint of otherworldliness. Pretty much! It's called Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army, and it's a standalo...
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SimCity cranks the always-online DRM up to eleven


Cloud saving is the latest way to bugger your customers
Dec 19
// Jim Sterling
A Reddit AMA thread can do wonders for somebody's publicity, as companies and personalities engage directly with one of the largest online communities. However, Maxis didn't quite get what it wanted from the system,...
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Nintendo can transfer Network IDs from Wii U consoles


IDs not locked to a single system, but Nintendo has all the keys
Dec 12
// Jim Sterling
The good news is that your Nintendo Network ID is not bound by chains to a single Wii U system, and can be transferred to a new console. The bad news is that Nintendo doesn't trust you with such power, and has to do the trans...
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Nintendo will region-lock the Wii U ... obviously


What a shock!
Sep 24
// Jim Sterling
Nintendo has surprised absolutely nobody by confirming that the Wii U will be region-locked, meaning European, American, and Japanese games will only work on systems made specifically for the corresponding country. Importers ...
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Call of Duty Supremacy Nations = Kickstarter of the year


Aug 03
// Jim Sterling
Ladies and gentlemen, you can stop arguing about videogame tropes, VR headsets, and gay conventions. The Kickstarter to rule them all have been unveiled, and you are all to bask in its glory. Call of Duty Supremacy Nations, b...
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Diablo III's new user restrictions further explained


Jun 22
// Jim Sterling
Blizzard has clarified some details surrounding the "review process" that new players will have to undertake when purchasing a digital copy of Diablo III. It seems that the studio misspoke when it said that players under revi...
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Nintendo wants digital and retail to be priced the same


May 02
// Jim Sterling
Nintendo, always so close and yet so far. As the publisher makes baby steps toward the 21st Century by offering full digital versions of its retail games, president Satoru Iwata believes that the ethereal options will not pro...
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Rumor: Next Xbox will use always-on DRM


Apr 02
// Jim Sterling
An unsettling new rumor suggests that Microsoft's next generation Xbox will require a permanent Internet connection, ostensibly becoming a box of DRM in order to curb console piracy.  Further gossip contradicts previous ...
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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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