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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...   read

 
 
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ESL retracts CS:GO ban

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...   read

 
 
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Tropico

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...   read

 
 
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Censorship!!!!!!!

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...   read

 
 
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Saints Row IV

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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Consoles in China?

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,...   read

 
 
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LoL ban

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...   read

 
 
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Violent Arcade Games

'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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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, ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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What religions are allowed in Diablo III?

It seems that, in a world populated by very real angels and demons, association with religions revolving around such creatures is frowned upon in Diablo III's world of Sanctuary. When Jon Bloodspray alerted me on Twitter that no characters ...   read

 
 
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Banned Origin users can play their games offline

It was more than a little sad to find out that Electronic Arts was locking users out of their Origin games for getting banned on the forums. Thankfully, the account suspension policy has since been tweaked such that those with a ban can sti...   read

 
 
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BioWare is clueless, banned a user based on a meme

BioWare is dead serious about upholding its Terms of Services and will bring down the hammer of justice hard should you step out of line. One member (username withheld) of the Star Wars: The Old Republic message board learned that the hard ...   read

 
 
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SWTOR bans players for playing the game wrong

Users have been receiving temporary bans for "exploiting" Star Wars: The Old Republic, as confirmed by BioWare recently. The only trouble is, the players were not really breaking the game in anyway -- they've only been doing what the game h...   read

 
 
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'Gun-like' Avatar items to be banned from Xbox Live soon

Epic Games has declared that the Hammerburst and Lancer Avatar props are going to be removed on January 1, 2012, as part of a new anti-gun policy. Microsoft will be barring any Avatar proper that resembles a firearm. Gotta protect those kid...   read

 
 
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New Syndicate game banned in Australia (surprise!)

In news that should shock nobody by now, Starbreeze's upcoming Syndicate reboot has been refused classification in Australia, making it illegal to sell in the country. The game's violent content has been cited as the reason, with Australia'...   read

 
 
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EA will ban you from games if someone else swears at you

Electronic Arts has been catching heat for its stupid policy that bans customers from their legally bought games if they break rules on the forums. Despite all the bad publicity, however, EA isn't fixing the issue -- it's getting worse.&nbs...   read

 
 
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