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(Update) EA seems to have banned an entire country from Origin

[Update: On the day of this post (10/30/16), I had reached out to EA via their customer service e-mail to get an answer on the situation. The response I got was very helpful and should put anyone at ease. "The short answer here is that this...   read

 
 
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Weird Al closing out BlizzCon

Weird Al Yankovic is pretty important to me. I'm old enough to remember listening to Weird Al on the radio, Sunday nights on the Dr. Demento Show. Even before that, I would trade cassette tapes with kids at school trying to collect all of A...   read

 
 
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PSA: Keldeo Pokemon distribution ends Monday

As part of Pokémon's 20th anniversary, at least one of the harder-to-get creatures has been made available every month this year. Although there were two of the special Pokémon available this month, the Keldeo d...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Civilization VI

Many empires have risen and fallen throughout the history of mankind. What once stands as a towering achievement to human ingenuity and engineering soon becomes rubble, dust, and bones. The cycle repeats and history moves on; nothing demons...   read

 
 
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Dead Star pulled from digital storefronts due to low sales

It seems that Armature Studios can't catch a break. ReCore launched to some tepid reviews and now its other game from 2016, Dead Star, is being pulled from digital storefronts. You can no longer purchase the game from the PlayStation Store ...   read

 
 
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Hoopa second chance now available for U.S. Pokemon players

We let you know on Saturday about some of the special Pokémon distributions happening during the month of October. Yet another legendary creature just became available in North America, the Djinn-inspired Hoopa. Previously, Hoopa was...   read

 
 
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Grab two Legendary Pokemon starting this month

Every month this year, the Pokémon company has been distributing one of their legendary monsters as part of their 20th anniversary celebration. For October, there are two creatures available via different distribution methods, Keldeo...   read

 
 
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What hardware will it take to overthrow Gandhi in Civ VI?

Civilization VI will be releasing in a little less then a month's time. Prospective buyers may want to know if their hardware is capable enough (spoiler alert: it probably is). Firaxis has revealed what kind of PC it will take to topple the...   read

 
 
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PSA: Victini distribution ends this week

Heads up, Pokémon players; the Victini distribution event that's been running this past month is set to end on September 24. You'll need an internet connection and a copy of Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, or Pokémon X o...   read

 
 
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Microsoft not 'actively planning' digital trade-in service

When Microsoft issued a recent customer survey inviting our thoughts on a digital trade-in deal, we responded by getting pretty bloody excited about it. Turns out our excitement was a tad premature. Responding to comments on Twitter, Head o...   read

 
 
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No physical edition of Heavy Rain on PS4 in North America

Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain is getting a remaster on PlayStation 4 at the beginning of March. In all different regions, people have the option of picking up the Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls Collection, or just getting the ...   read

 
 
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Get nude humanoid deer as stamps for Wii U this week

This Thursday, the game with the greatest Miiverse stamps of all time launches on the Wii U. Cutie Pets Pick Berries is an E-rated puzzle game that has hunky humanoid deer -- officially known as Mandeer -- matching berries while smiling in...   read

 
 
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The new UK Consumer Rights Act guarantees digital refunds

The UK has some fairly decent consumer protection laws, compared to the nonsense I’ve heard happen in other countries. The only problem is that they could be fairly vague, and fighting for your rights often involved getting our hero D...   read

 
 
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Steam now sells over 6000 different games

Ever since Valve opened Steam’s floodgates with Greenlight, the amount of games on the platform has exploded. NeoGAF noticed the other day that that number has skyrocketed to over six thousand games, either fully released or in early ...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft making 2.5 times more money off PS4 sales than Xbox One

Ubisoft is doing more PC business than ever (despite uPlay), and more people might own the last generation PS3 and Xbox 360, but Ubisoft's games are selling best on current generation consoles. Well, on PlayStation 4, anyways. According to ...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft on why digital is more than physical

As we've gotten knee-deep in the digital sales revolution, many us constantly wonder why we'll often see digital game prices for major titles either stay the same or remain higher for a longer period of time compared to their physical count...   read

 
 
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Bethesda to release Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on disc

From July 21, North Americans will be able to pick up a copy of Bethesda's Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on disc for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Until now, you could only purchase the title online and download the 40GB installation to...   read

 
 
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Indie dev reports feeling a negative impact from Steam refund policy

Qwiboo, developer of Beyond Gravity, is reporting a large negative impact on sales due to the recent changes to Steam's refund policy. The main story in Beyond Gravity takes about an hour to finish and most players play the game f...   read

 
 
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Desura owner Bad JuJu files for bankruptcy

A couple of weeks ago, it came to light that digital distributor Desura, and its indie bundle site Indie Royale, has been failing to pay developers on its platforms. Well, it looks like they might not be getting that money at all now, ...   read

 
 
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Are you having problems playing The Witcher 3 on Xbox One?

Commenters on reddit and NeoGAF have reported issues with playing digital copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One. The error -- coded "0x87de2726" -- was confirmed by Microsoft as a licensing issue, and plagued pl...   read

 
 
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Indie games site Itch.io wants your bitcoins

Bitcoins! Those things that blew up in 2012 and made everyone incredibly rich, except for me because I was an idiot who didn’t believe in “that fake money.” Everyone else is buying their spaceyachts made of solid gold and ...   read

 
 
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UK consumer rights programme not happy with Sony

Sony headlined UK consumer rights programme Watchdog last night. Following a recap of Sony's troublesome history with hacks and insecure customer data, the programme took umbrage with Sony Europe's digital refund policy.  As ...   read

 
 
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Rainbow Six Siege PC standard edition held as digital only hostage

[Update: According to Ubisoft, the standard edition of Rainbow Six Siege for PC will be available physically at retail locations in the United States.] Standard editions of games are fun. They allow you to get the game for the lowest possib...   read

 
 
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GOG accepting old CD keys for digital games

Are you one of those gamers who have a mountain of old video game discs cluttering up their home for operating systems they no longer use? Do you fancy going back to one of those old games and not having to buy a new physical copy when the ...   read

 
 
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Goodbye European regional pricing?

Are you a gamer in Germany fed up of not being able to get the same version of a game as other countries in Europe? Perhaps you're a UK gamer fed up that you're being charged more for a game that your French friends for the same download. W...   read

 
 



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