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German gamers, the time has come: Red Faction is now legal in Deutschland

Germany has a long history of banning violent video games from sale. Doom had been outlawed until 2011 (which is just insane) and Wolfenstein was barred because of its use of Nazi imagery. Fallout wasn't allowed until this year, as well. De...   read

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Conservative Irish irate at 'sick glamorisation' of IRA in Mafia III

Right-wing Northern Irish politicians are mad at a Mafia III mission where the protagonist does a job for the benefit of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). According to The Irish News, it "has been branded 'sick' by outraged unionists and has...   read

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No weaponised lesbians for Australia: Valkyrie Drive refused classification

It’s hard being a Vita owner in Australia. Not only has the console been all-but-abandoned by Sony, but for the second time this year, a new release for the oft-neglected handheld has been banned. Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni, the new br...   read


Blizzard's going to punish people who play Lucioball as other characters

Lucioball is a Rocket League-like game variant for Overwatch, a three-on-three soccer match in honor of the Rio Olympics. It's mostly just a bunch of Lucios pushing a giant ball around. Except, sometimes other characters sneak in and ruin e...   read

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Australia puts Gal Gun: Double Peace in detention (Update)

[Update: I reached out to EB Games Australia to find out if this was a company decision. This was its response: So, government of Australia, you're off the hook this time!] Australia, the small island nation that is home Mad Max, Croc...   read

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Overwatch cheaters can't beat Blizzard's banning tech

Blizzard has already brazenly stated that it isn't messing around when it comes to Overwatch cheaters. Those who have tried have been shown the door and it's permanently locked behind them. And, try as hard as they may, they can't find a wa...   read

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Blizzard is permabanning Overwatch cheaters on first offense

On the heels of an incredibly successful beta, Blizzard anticipates that a lot of players will pick up Overwatch at its May 24 launch. And, as with any popular game, there will be plenty of people who want to cheat. Possibly to preempt that...   read

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YouPorn ban

YouPorn eSports team banned by league

YouPorn, which my colleagues tell me is a supplier of online "adult" entertainment, sponsors an eSports team, Team YP. It has since 2014, back when I wrote, "More like spornsporning an eSporn team." Hah, nice. Unfortunately, this relationsh...   read

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Two strikes and yer out: Ubisoft to start permanently banning Division cheaters

The Division on PC is about to become a significantly more scrupulous place. Those who can't keep themselves from breaking the rules are about to be ushered out. And the rest of the players can help make it happen. Ubisoft developers M...   read

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Germany lifts Fallout 3 ban en route to re-release speculation

Germany banned Fallout 3 in 2009 over its violent content (it also missed India and, briefly, was under fire in Australia). Eventually a censored version was offered for German players, but the original, uncensored version is no longer bann...   read


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Hitmanime banned

Yandere Simulator is the latest game banned from Twitch

The controversial stalking and murdering game Yandere Simulator has been banned from being streamed on Twitch, joining the likes of BMX XXX, Hatred, and Second Life. This isn't all that surprising considering YouTube removed one o...   read

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Popular YouTuber banned from League of Legends for being toxic

If you've played League of Legends, you probably have at one time or another been linked to a video by Dunkey, a popular YouTuber who primarily produces debatably hilarious content involving League of Legends and other games. The abov...   read

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League of Legends streamer banned for fake swatting

Swatting: the act of calling armed police to an address with a fake threat of a violent crime in progress. Generally, this is done to people streaming video games live on Twitch. Two things you should not do: Swat, or fake being swatted. Ov...   read

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Australian Bans

Australia bans a bunch of video games

Four months ago, Australia adopted a new model for video game classification in an attempt to age rate digital games on services like Steam in the country. Unsurprisingly, this has led to a lot of games getting rated and a huge number being...   read

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Twitch bans streaming AO games

Are you a video game streamer who was looking forward to streaming Hatred for your audience when it releases? Are you perhaps a player unsure if the game was right for you, hoping to watch people play on Twitch before making a purchasing de...   read

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League of Legends debuts near-instant punishment system for toxic players

Just this weekend I was chatting with a friend of mine who told me he recently quit LoL after several years of playing because he just couldn't put up with the scumlords and jerkbags that seem to make up a large portion of the player base. ...   read

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Daybreak bans thousands of H1Z1 cheaters

Nearly 25000 cheaters just got the permanent boot from H1Z1. According to Daybreak president John Smedley's Twitter, the purge targeted cheaters using ESP hacks, a cheat designed to reveal other player's location and status and is generally...   read

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Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 can ban you for being a wankstain

Have you been a dickhead today? I'd sure hope not. I’d be very disappointed in you, sport. I’d send you to your room without any dinner and then unleash a rabid and hungry pack of wolves in to your bedroom because I would be the...   read

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Pro SMITE player gets one-year ban

If you're into the professional SMITE eSports scene you might notice a couple of names you recognise not being around for a little while as five professional SMITE players have just received a series of bans ranging from a few days to a yea...   read

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ESL retracts CS:GO ban

Valve and ESL retract ban on ex-ESC Gaming CS:GO team

Last Friday, Valve and eSports League Europe, issued tentative bans on three Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive teams. Epsilon eSports, the former ESC Gaming team, and WinneR had players who were accused of match fixing and unspor...   read

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Tropico 5 can't be released in Thailand, deemed inappropriate

The last two installments of the humorous Tropico simulation series made it to Thailand but this year's game, Tropico 5, will not see release in the country -- it's been banned. Following a coup in May, Thailand's government is currently un...   read

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Toxic League of Legends players facing permanent bans

Riot Games wants to clear League of more "extreme" assholes. Starting today it's doling out bans -- permanent or 14-day -- for slurs, death threats, as well as "unsportsmanlike conduct," like repeatedly killing yourself to sink your te...   read

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Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV still refused classification in Australia

I thought this all got fixed but apparently Australia's ratings board still has decided to refuse classification for Saints Row IV for the second time. A conveining of a Review Board found that the original ruling by the Classification...   read


It looks like China may finally lift the game console ban

The sale of videogame consoles have been banned in China for 13 years now, but it looks like that's all about to change according to South China Morning Post. The catch? Companies like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft must manufacture the cons...   read


Xbox Live bans won't kill your Xbox One game library

As if to further demonstrate how Microsoft lacks any sort of unity in its Xbox One message, the company's online support recently led everybody to believe that the Xbox One's DRM strategy could strip gamers of their purchases. I was believe...   read

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