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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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Rumor: China might consider lifting ban on game consoles

For those of us so embedded in gaming and the surrounding culture, it can be difficult to imagine what a governmental ban on game consoles would look like in practice. Gamers living in China don't have to imagine, however -- it's a reality,...

 
 
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Riot bans two more 'toxic' pro League of Legends players

You would be forgiven for thinking that the very public example of professional League of Legends player IWillDominate getting banned due to unruly behavior would have made people think twice before repeating history. Not so: PC Gamer has p...

 
 
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'Gun violent' videogames removed from MA truck stops

My original plan for today was to head out to Connecticut to talk to residents of Southington about their initiative to destroy violent videogames. That event was canceled. So one ridiculous sidestepping of the real issues in our ...

 
 
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Microsoft investigating wave of undue Halo 4 perma-bans

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 permanently bannin...

 
 
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Halo 4 will NOT be issuing special XBL bans for sexism

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 wasn't due the...

 
 
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Online sexism in Halo 4 will earn you a lifetime ban

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 particularly fond of...

 
 
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Microsoft perma-banning early Halo 4 users from XBL

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 propped on the web...

 
 
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A game about sex? BAN THIS SICK FILTH!

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." Ironically, the...

 
 
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3,000 Guild Wars 2 players banned for vendor exploit

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 were certainly in...

 
 
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Blizzard gets serious, ready to ban Diablo III cheaters

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 watching you, ...

 
 
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Ruling by ITC judge says Xbox should see ban in US too

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 have a final rulin...

 
 




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Well, there goes an inch of ice fragment buildup from my ice cube

 
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Genyo Takeda recieved the lifetime achievement DICE The Nintendo designer was instrumental in Nintendos (and therefore videogaming) success and Link in

 
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I cant believe this song is already a decade old, but its really fantastic! The beat is really cool and the lyrics are so meaningful for a mainstream I wish more of todays music was as strong as Black and

 
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Apparently Ryan Coogler loves Stardew Valley

 
Marcel Hoang

I did I did Now back to Monster

 
Rico the Penguin

Ill be doing another game developer stream tomorrow evening after Well cover a bit more on saving, loading, JSON, and see if this map system idea of mine holds

 
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My guild proudly capturing our brand-spanking new desert guild hall, Windswept

 
SrTotallyNotASpambotChurros

Today I convinced LaTerry to play a few rounds of Generations with me, and it was pretty fun! Also the Great Maccao hits a lot harder than I thought, holy We had a way easier time with Tetsucabra, somehow

 
 

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