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Russia to fund games 'conducive to patriotic education'

The Russian government is taking videogames seriously. Russia's culture minister Vladimir Medinsky, who also heads The Russian Military History Society, is taking charge on the government's videogame project. The first production, slated fo...   read

 
 
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Company of Heroes 2 removed from sale in Russia

Whilst our own Joshua Derocher loved Company of Heroes 2, it has not gone down too well in Russia and Eastern Europe. Polgyon reports that the game's publisher in those regions, 1C-SoftClub, has removed the game from sale, bowing to online ...   read

 
 
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Survarium devs looking for alpha testers

As we reported earlier in the year, Vostok Games is launching an alpha for its upcoming open-world shooter Survarium. In a blog post on the official website, the Russian developers are looking for applicants to take part in this opening al...   read

 
 
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Russia's budget-friendy, live-action PS All-Stars ad

I actually prefer this Russian live-action advertisement for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (via All Games Beta) over the short we recently got to see. While it is clearly lacking in production values, the commercial more than makes u...   read

 
 
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Dishonored region-locked in Russia, just like Borderlands

Eastern European gamers are being diddled again, this time by Bethesda. Hot off the heels of Borderlands 2's controversial Russian-version region lock, it's become apparent that Dishonored is also using a locked version in Eastern European ...   read

 
 
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Russian Borderlands 2 problems officially resolved

Borderlands 2 caused a commotion in the East when it was revealed that Russia and surrounding territories would be forced to buy a locked-down, Russian-only version of the game, despite not being warned before purchase. After days of justif...   read

 
 
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Russia forced to get unwanted region-locked Borderlands 2

Gamers in Russia and Ukraine are unhappy with their purchase of Borderlands 2 at the moment, because they got a version of the game they never expected or asked for. Any version bought in the Commonwealth of Independent States is a Russian-...   read

 
 
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Weird Metacritic user reviews tear Darksiders II to bits

[Update 3: A Russian speaking friend of mine went through the site and believes it to be a highly detailed troll. The cult is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of an old Soviet actor from the 50s, who they openly acknowledge ...   read

 
 
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This developer diary for Survarium sets the mood

I'm not usually one for developer diaries, but this one was timed well. I've heard just enough about Vostok Games' Survarium to have this free-to-play MMOFPS on my radar with a mild amount of interest. The video kicks off with a few minute...   read

 
 
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Fun facts about X-Blades followup Blades of Time

I've been chatting with Anthony DeCicco from The Gamers Hub, who apparently has as soft a spot in his heart as I do for X-Blades and its associated games. Following the release of this weeks' Blades of Time trailer, DeCicco pointed me ...   read

 
 
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Preview: Masters of the Broken World

The story behind Masters of the Broken World is a fascinating one. Snowberry Connection, an international independent production fund that has been responsible for games such as Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword, picke...   read

 
 
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Take a look at a Disciples III: Resurrection video

Wow, Disciples. Now there is a name I haven't heard of in ages. Disciples III: Resurrection is the sequel to last year's Disciples III: Renaissance. If nothing in that sentence makes any sense to you: they are fantasy strategy games on the...   read

 
 
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Cargo: The Quest for Gravity released, looks INSANE

I will admit right now that, even while I'm downloading Cargo: The Quest for Gravity on Steam, I have no idea what it's about. I found out about the game on RPS' recently published impressions piece, but I don't want to read it yet because ...   read

 
 
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Freebie alert: Super Soviet Missile Master for iDevices

As promised, The Behemoth has put Super Soviet Missile Mastar out for iPhone and iPad. It's a free download, so you might as well grab the game. In it, you guide a missile away from inconsiderate birds and helicopters so that your mission t...   read

 
 
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GSC Game World wants your S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 quest ideas

GSC Game World is crowdsourcing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 -- well, a small part of it, anyway. The studio is currently holding a contest in which creative types can submit their quest ideas (up to five) for the impending post-apocalyptic game. The r...   read

 
 
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They're doing a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. TV series? Sure, why not

Before I say anything, go ahead and watch the teaser for yourself. Basically, it is exactly what you'd think a television show adaptation of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series would look like; that was my takeaway. Much like the games, the premise ...   read

 
 
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Braid's Russian box art grosses me out

Eww! I can't look at it. Get it away. Take it far from here. Take it back to Russia, where it came from. MumboJumbo and Russobit-M/GFI have brought the popular indie game Braid to Russia, says Kotaku, and this is what they made it look like...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot

Rush'n Attack: Ex Patriot has a major problem when it comes to plot. You see, it's not the late 1980s anymore, so the rampant fear of Soviet Russia doesn't hang over us like a red curtain. So Rush'n Attack: Ex Patriot address...   read

 
 
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Preview: Apache: Air Assault

Apache: Air Assault is a special beast. While it might be considered a helicopter version of Gaijin Entertainment's IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, a military aerial simulator released in 2009, it is clearly a different approach to...   read

 
 
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1C Company brings screenshots of Theatre of War 2: Korea

You know, it's true, for every ten titles of World War II, there is maybe a couple modern fictional military shooters, four "pseudo-realistic" future titles, maybe a Desert Storm game, and if a publisher is feeling particularly adventurous,...   read

 
 
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King's Bounty: Crossworlds expansion oozes bounty

For those who picked up last year's King's Bounty: Armored Princess found a great strategy game with a fairly strong legacy, if not the most mainstream appeal. However, 1C Company has found enough of a core base that developer Kat...   read

 
 
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Boy banned from videogames, sledgehammers father to death

A fourteen-year-old boy recently gave his father the Peter Gabriel treatment after he was banned from computer games, battering him to death with a sledgehammer.  The unnamed teen had his keyboard confiscated after being glued to games...   read

 
 
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Metro 2033 won't be an open-world game

Metro 2033 may be about post-apocalyptic Russia, but if you thought that would make it the next Fallout 3 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R, you'd be dead wrong. Unlike those games, Metro 2033 is not going the open-world route, giving us something a bit mor...   read

 
 
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THQ sends me tickets to ride Metro 2033

This weekend, I received a nondescript envelope in the mail. Inside the brown envelope I found a letter confirming my trip to ride the Moscow Metro, along with two tickets. I immediately made the connection to THQ's Metro 2033, the recently...   read

 
 
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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey gets a release date

Allow me to go out on a limb here and say that many of you have no idea what IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey actually is. Don't worry -- we aren't here to judge. The game is a combat flight sim set in World War II, which explains the funky na...   read

 
 


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