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Surprisingly, Outlast 2 is now clear for release in Australia

Last week, the upcoming horror game Outlast 2 was refused classification in Australia, meaning it was barred from sale in the country -- even to legal adults. But as of now, the Australian Classification Board has gone back on its decision ...   read

 
 
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The hero Australia deserves: senator commands Canberra to 'leave gamers alone'

Someone is finally speaking some sense. Following the Australian Classification Board's banning of Outlast II, Senator David Leyonhjelm blasted the Australian Senate regarding video game censorship. Leyonhjelm argues the laws related t...   read

 
 

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Outlast 2 banned in Australia for rape scene

Human or not, Australia's Classification Board has decided Outlast 2 is too obscene for sale even with an R18+ rating, thus making the game impossible to sell in its current, unedited form. The scene in question suggests, but does...   read

 
 
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HearthStone's getting a Mammoth shakeup

All successful collectible card games maintain their relevance by adding new expansions at periodic intervals, and HearthStone is no different. Blizzard released some information earlier today that let us know more about their pla...   read

 
 
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6,000 more idiots banned from Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pirates obviously haven't learned their lesson yet. After a crackdown of people playing online prior to release, The Pokémon Company has smoothed up that ole banhammer and is now putting to use again. 5,944 players have reported...   read

 
 
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Gal Gun Double Peace has been banned in New Zealand

Gal Gun Double Peace has been deemed "objectionable" by the Film and Video Labeling Body of New Zealand, which in other words means it is no longer available for purchase or consumption through legal means in the country. They found th...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's freezing out those who used Mei's ice wall glitch

For weeks now, enterprising and unscrupulous Overwatch players have been using an exploit to give themselves an almost unbeatable edge in the game's new three-on-three Last Team Standing mode. There's a bug where players can use Mei's ...   read

 
 
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Russian MPs looking to ban or censor FIFA 17 for 'gay propaganda'

Russia is at it again. Russian MPs have sent a letter of complaint to the communications oversight and state consumer protection agencies asserting that FIFA 17 may be in violation of Russia's 2013 "gay propaganda" law that claims the prese...   read

 
 
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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 3 wasn't allowed until this year, as well. ...   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

 
 
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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 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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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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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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