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Connecticut town physically destroying violent videogames

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, yet more rudderless speculators have seized upon the opportunity to blame violent videogames, because that'll always be easier than trying to solve actual problems. So it is that one town's off...

 
 
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Sony patents method of blocking used games from working

We're only a few days into 2013, but Sony's already vying for the Asshole of the Year award in a competitive fashion. It's been discovered that the company has patented a method of "tagging" games played on multiple systems, with the purpos...

 
 
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NRA attacks videogames in Sandy Hook response

The National Rifle Association today held a press conference to cover its apparently cowardly hide in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, which media pundits have already gleefully pinned the blame for on violent videogames. Naturally, the...

 
 
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Dynasty Warriors implicated in school shooting

As if the circular blame game surrounding violent crime wasn't bad enough, one particular British tabloid has decided to implicate Dynasty Warriors in the Adam Lanza school shooting. Yes, we've moved on from Mass Effect and are onto a game ...

 
 
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Mass Effect and more attacked over school shooting

Yesterday, the mainstream media sunk to a new low in its rush to build the latest death circus. Following a horrific school shooting in a Connecticut kindergarten, news sources -- chiefly CNN -- jumped to dangerous speculation, with reporte...

 
 
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Racists call BioShock Infinite a white-killing simulator

The BioShock series has never been shy of offering political critique, and BioShock Infinite is biting closer to home than previous installments. The game themes itself around nationalism, racism, and what can happen when the love of Americ...

 
 
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Nintendo blames Germany for dumb Wii U eShop restrictions

Nintendo has confirmed German law as the reason for a stupid restriction that stops European eShop customers buying 18-rated games like ZombiU during the day. Because Nintendo of Europe is based in Germany, all of Europe is locked out of ad...

 
 
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Europe: 18-rated Wii U eShop games locked until 11pm

Reports around the Internet, including NeoGAF, have revealed an irritating age restriction on the European Wii U eShop. Regardless of whether you have a child account or not, you're unable to purchase 18-rated games until 11pm.  Ninten...

 
 
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Hollywood desperate enough to do Company of Heroes movie

The film industry has become a pathetic hive of regurgitation and desperation lately, as a world of competing entertainment drives producers to commission endless reboots and sequels -- anything that an audience will instantly recognize an...

 
 
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THQ backtracks on Wii U 'horrible CPU' comments

THQ global communications manager Huw Beynon is in damage control mode after a Metro: Last Light developer was quoted as saying the Wii U has a, "Horrible, slow CPU." Rather than take any responsibility, Beynon has of course blamed the...

 
 
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3DS outsold PS Vita 47:1 last week in Japan

The PS Vita is selling poorly all over the world, even in the handheld-loving Japan. But to truly understand just how poorly, you have to measure the numbers against those of the 3DS. According to Media Create sales tracker data, PS Vita sa...

 
 
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Windows 8 will bar 'adult' content from its store

Tech blogger and programmer Casey Muratori has been talking about the level of God-like control Microsoft intends to wield over Windows 8, including the fact that it intends to block the sale of adult-rated games on the Windows Store.&...

 
 
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On-disc DLC allegedly found for Resident Evil 6

Despite Capcom pledging to reassess its downloadable content practices and step away from selling stuff it's already shipped to us, modders claim to have caught it in a lie. According to those who've cracked into the code, Resident Evil 6 i...

 
 
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Politician declared unfit for office due to WoW habit

Maine State Senate democratic candidate Colleen Lachowicz has been slammed by the Republicans for a violent history of assassination, poisoning, and dickpunching. In World of Warcraft. For crying out loud. Maine Republicans have set up...

 
 
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Ubisoft wants free-to-play model in more $60 games

Free-to-play was a good idea, and some surprisingly great games were coming out of the market. Then the big publishers took notice and decided to go overboard. Not only is Ubisoft planning a slew of F2P games to flood the market, it wants t...

 
 
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EA re-releases FIFA 12 as FIFA 13 on Wii

Electronic Arts has been caught red-handed selling a barely updated re-release as a full sequel. While it's often hard to tell the difference with sports games, it's really bad this time, since the Wii version of FIFA 13 really is just FIFA...

 
 
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Team Ninja: Dead or Alive fans demand bigger breasts

Team Ninja's Yohei Shimbori has been justifying his studio's love of massive breasts with inhuman wobble physics, claiming that while international distributors want the breasts toned down, fans are demanding even bigger boobs.  "...

 
 
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Publishers accused of trying to exploit Kickstarter

If a known developer is using Kickstarter to fund its next game, be careful -- the money might end up getting used to ostensibly give a major publisher a new game for free. Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart has revealed that publishers tri...

 
 
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PS3 user? Mad about Skyrim's DLC snub? Just stop crying!

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim received it's Hearthfire home-building DLC this week, but only if you have the Xbox 360 version. PC users will have to wait, while PS3 users haven't even got Dawnguard -- and may never get it. Naturally, Bethesda...

 
 
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Book of Memories gets new screens, fans go apeshit

Konami uploaded some new Silent Hill: Book of Memories screens to its Facebook page, which yet again invited a slew of hatred and animosity from a fanbase enraged at the existence of a spin-off portable game. So incensed are fans by the fac...

 
 
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Zynga apes Pokemon with suspiciously similar Montopia

Oh Zynga, will you ever learn? Despite being embroiled in a lawsuit against fellow evildoer Electronic Arts, those wacky rouges at Zynga are hard at work with another "inspired" game -- Montopia.  Montopia casts you in the role of a m...

 
 
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Mobile sites accused of charging developers for reviews

iOS developer Andrew Smith has accused several mobile sites of demanding money in exchange for timely reviews. A number of outlets are allegedly demanding anywhere between $5 and $150 for the privilege of their summaries.  Sm...

 
 
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PSOne Classics on Vita listed (it's already gone stupid)

Although Sony promised over a hundred PSOne Classics would be available with the PS Vita's next firmware update, the truth is not quite so tantalizing. In North America, it turns out that only nine PSOne games will be purchasable online for...

 
 
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EA vs. Zynga: EA claims it's a game industry defender!

Electronic Arts' delusions of grandeur have reached new heights this week, as the company continues to milk its lawsuit against Zynga for cheap applause and gamer cred. Its latest claim? The lawsuit positions Electronic Arts as the industry...

 
 
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NSMB2 costs more on eShop than retail in UK

As if determined to prove that it can't make digital distribution work, Nintendo has decided to make its eShop purchases less attractive than ever by charging more for the downloadable version of New Super Mario Bros. 2 than it'd cost at re...

 
 




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