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Duke Nukem Forever escapes Australian censors

dotarray Confirmed (1 comments)

The Australian Classification Board has since confirmed that yes, this is indeed the return of the Duke - all set for a release in Australia in May.

more than 3 years ago
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Duke Nukem Forever re-announced at PAX

dotarray Oops (1 comments)

...it's not actually finished yet (jumped the gun on that one), but it *is* playable on the showfloor.

more than 3 years ago
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Call of Duty: Black Ops announced

dotarray Good luck, Treyarch... (1 comments)

...you thought there was pressure to perform *before*?

more than 3 years ago

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Blizzard registers trademark for Overwatch

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about a week ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Blizzard has let slip a teeny detail about just what it might be working on. A new trademark registration suggests that there's more going on at the studio than just the games we know about, and all the signs point to this being a very interesting development indeed. Could it finally be the shooter we've been hoping for?"
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5yr old exposes serious Xbox One security flaw

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about two weeks ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Last December, Kristoffer Von Hassel worked out a way of logging into his father's Xbox Live account to play games. His parents, who had set up the built-in passworded parental controls to prevent exactly that, were curious."
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Valve makes a move on mobile platforms

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about two weeks ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Even though the announcement only mentions one game — the original Portal — and not its sequel, it marks an exciting milestone: This is the first time Valve has moved into the mobile space — the Shield is powered by Android. This suggests the Source Engine is happy to run on ARM processors, meaning that other Source games could potentially also make the leap to other ARM devices like mobile phones and tablets."
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Source Engine now runs on ARM devices

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about three weeks ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Valve bringing Portal to the Android-powered Nvidia Shield marks the first time Valve has moved into the mobile space. This suggests the Source Engine is happy to run on ARM processors, meaning that other Source games could potentially also make the leap."
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Gabe Newell responds to claims Valve Anti Cheat is scanning your DNS cache

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 2 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Valve has stepped up to answer allegations that the company's anti-cheat system was scanning users' internet history. Rather than a simple, sanitised press release or a refusal to comment on "rumours and innuendo", Valve CEO and gaming hero Gabe Newell has personally responded."
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Report: Valve anti-cheat scans your DNS history

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 2 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Valve is looking at your browsing history right now, if a recent report is to be believed. It seems that the company's Valve Anti Cheat system (VAC) reportedly looks at all the domains you have visited, and if it finds that you've frequented hack sites, you'll be banned without question."
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Steam Music now accepting beta signups

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 2 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Valve continues in its quest for world domination with the announcement of Steam Music, soon to be a part of SteamOS, Big Picture and — eventually — the desktop Steam client. Promising a way for you to "Listen to your music collection while you play games", beta signups are open now."
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No Australian servers for Titanfall

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 3 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "In disappointing news, it seems that Titanfall will not have dedicated servers in Australia. For a single-player game, this wouldn't be a problem, but Respawn has been busily telling us about the game's multiplayer focus."
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FTC forces Apple to refund $36m in kids' App Store debt

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 3 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "After one too many parents complained about their children making expensive in-app purchases, Apple has announced it will refund at least $36 million to U.S. customers. The hardware giant will also change the way the App Store works, hopefully preventing kids from racking up huge bills in future."
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Nintendo announces record-breaking 2013

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 3 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Nintendo has celebrated a record-breaking year of handhelds, reporting that more than 16 million 3DS games were sold in 2013 — around 5 million more than were sold in 2012, bringing the worldwide lifetime total to more than 122 million."
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3DS hack unlocks region restrictions

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 3 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "The 3DS is the first Nintendo handheld to be region-locked, meaning that gamers cannot import games from other countries unless they also import the 3DS to play them on. A bunch of clever-clogs gamers has managed to find a way around the restriction — and it's been done in such a way that it does not also support video game piracy."
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South Park: The Stick of Truth censored for Australia

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Even with the introduction of an R18+ adults only rating in Australia, video games are still being edited before making it Down Under. The latest? South Park: The Stick of Truth, which was labelled R18+ last week. Turns out, Aussies will be getting a censored version of the cartoon RPG when it arrives in March."
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Oculus secures $75m for virtual reality headset

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "The consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has taken a giant step closer to becoming a reality, as developer Oculus VR secures US$75million in investment. The money has come from a number of places, including a company lead by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, who will join the Oculus VR board."
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StarCraft II gamer receives US pro-athlete visa

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "The world's first professional StarCraft II gamer has been granted a five-year pro athlete visa for the United States, making Kim "viOLet" Dong Hwan the first of his kind.

viOLet was one of the first gamers to apply for the P-1A visa when they were introduced in July. The new paperwork doesn't mean that he can live permanently in the U.S., but it does mean he'll be treated like other (more traditional) athletes, able to easily enter the country temporarily to participate in tournaments."

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South Australian government claims: Gambling starts with Games

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "The South Australian Government has fired another volley in the war against video games. Billboards have started popping up around Adelaide proclaiming that "Gambling starts with Games", with a picture of a young girl sitting at a poker table holding an iPad. But what's this really all about?"
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Fable Anniversary is R18+ in Australia due to in-game brothel

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 5 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "The Australian Classification Board has sent over its report, and the adults-only rating for Fable Anniversary apparently has nothing to do with children at all (which is reassuring, right?). The game has been rated R18+ for "Sexual activity related to incentives or rewards" — and it's all to do with the Darkwood Bordello."
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