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Gamers are streaming from the White House, but did Russia put them there?

The White House is hosting its first ever gaming live stream right now (watch below), the "White House Competitive Gaming Event." The four-hour Twitch stream is meant to "promote health coverage enrollment," possibly through a live case of ...   read

 
 
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Russian MPs looking to ban or censor FIFA 17 for 'gay propaganda'

Russia is at it again. Russian MPs have sent a letter of complaint to the communications oversight and state consumer protection agencies asserting that FIFA 17 may be in violation of Russia's 2013 "gay propaganda" law that claims the prese...   read

 
 

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Is No Man's Sky a Russian plot to distract from election tampering?

The United States is the gold standard for democracy, also known as a "representative democratic republic." It's why we are the freest country in the world and why we have almost 800 military bases abroad to make sure others are doing democ...   read

 
 
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Russian man faces 5 years in jail for playing Pokemon Go in church

I would like to point your browser towards two links first by way of remembrance. Pokemon Go is still chugging as the 'fastest game ever' to hit $500 million in revenue, to remind you that there are still a lot of people playing Pokemon Go....   read

 
 
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That obscure free-to-play Russian Halo game is dead

I totally forgot there was a free-to-play rendition of Halo in the works, titled Halo Online. Backed by Russian studio Saber Interactive, the game even had an early access period, but production has been halted, and the game has b...   read

 
 
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You could probably club somebody to death with this Russian gamepad

As a major video game press outlet, we get a lot of emails in our Tips mailer asking us to cover Kickstarters, iOS games, Steam Greenlight trailers, and all kinds of garbage. It happens! Any good PR representative will tell you that press c...   read

 
 
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Russia fears Pokemon Go is a CIA psyop to destabilize country

Playing Pokemon Go in Russia could land you in jail. The country is not taking well to Niantic and Nintendo's global hit. The Moscow City Hall is even trying to substitute Pokemon Go fever with its own knockoff app about "catching" historic...   read

 
 
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Russian embassy warns of chemical warfare with Command & Conquer screen

The official account of The Russian Embassy in London tweeted an ostensible news report about, "Extremists near Aleppo received several truckloads of chemical ammo." Aleppo is the largest city in Syria, a country wherein 11.5 percent of the...   read

 
 
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Not my wife!

Man sues Bethesda over Fallout 4 addiction

Move over, Florida Man, we're getting intentional weirdos. According to the Russian-government-owned news publication RT, a Siberian man is suing Bethesda and its Russian localization crew over his addiction to Fallout 4, which cost him his...   read

 
 
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Proteus developer announces Forest of the Sleep

Proteus developer Ed Key has announced his latest project. Apparently making one pretty game with Proteus wasn’t enough, and so he’s back with Forest of the Sleep. Forest of the Sleep is a collaboration between Key and Russ...   read

 
 


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Review: Kholat

Kholat is based on the Dyatlov Pass incident, which is arguably one of history's greatest mysteries; nine hikers go missing and are subsequently found dead in the snowy Russian mountains. The hikers had cut their way out from insi...   read

 
 
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Steam's summer sale is apparently coming June 11

On a dark, humid night, you hear it. Slowly, it creeps towards you – clink. Clink. Clink. It sounds inhuman. You close your eyes, hoping the thing won’t find you… but it does. It always does. You can feel its ice cold bre...   read

 
 
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amiibo is apparently compatible with Moscow's subway system

[Update: Our Russian friends in the comments are reporting that the people in the video are saying that the Samus Amiibo doesn't work with the Moscow Subway. I guess in Soviet Russia, green means stop and red means go.] Like this trailer f...   read

 
 
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Spintires is a game where you murder trees and help trucks out of mud pits

Have you ever wanted to drive straight into trees and punish them with reckless abandon for daring to grow wherever they want? Spintires is the game for you. Watch as you abuse forestry and mow down foliage, get stuck in mud and gravel pit...   read

 
 
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Russia brands Sims 4 18+ because of same-sex relationships

Look, The Sims can get villainous. You play god and can deprive a simulated individual of basic necessities or trap them in a swimming pool or whatever. But Adults Only? Due to a backwards 2012 law that restricts the promotion of same-sex r...   read

 
 
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This trailer for Warside doesn't let up for a second

Talk about intense! D'you think the players in this trailer for Warside ever take their finger off the firing button? When I first started watching the trailer above, I initially though this was a 2D platformer/shooter in the vein of eithe...   read

 
 
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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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