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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.

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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 4 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 4 years ago

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eSports one step closer to Olympic inclusion

dotarray dotarray writes  |  3 days ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Video games have been accepted as a second-level Olympic sport, putting eSports into the same category as engagements such as Chess, Automobile Racing, Polo and Cheerleading. The push came from — where else? — the Korean eSport Association (KeSPA), and could see eSports included in the international competition some time in the future."
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Australia-wide recall of Saints Row 4: Re-elected

dotarray dotarray writes  |  5 days ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Censorship dramas continue for Australia, as an uncensored version of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected for PS4 makes it onto local shelves.
Retailers have been asked to remove all copies from sale, while customers are asked to return their copies for a full refund."

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Nintendo Power Glove used to create Robot Chicken

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about two weeks ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Despite its glorious introduction in The Wizard, the Nintendo Power Glove was, from all accounts, a bit of a failure. However, Dillon Markey has given the doomed peripheral a new lease of life — it's a crucial part of making stop-motion animation for Robot Chicken."
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Hotline Miami 2 too offensive for Australia

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about two weeks ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "It's official: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is too offensive for Australian audiences, according to the Classification Board. The latest from Dennaton and Devolver has been Refused Classification (effectively banned), and will not be released Down Under."
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Aussie government warns against Steam malware

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about three weeks ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "The Australian government has issued a warning to all Steam users, following the outbreak of online malware using the social side of the gaming platform to send malicious messages to users. We're used to seeing this sort of behaviour on other social networks, but this is the first time it's caused such a stir on Valve's digital platform"
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Hate-crime game Hatred now on Steam Greenlight

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about a month and a half ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "On a day where Australia's largest city is caught up in a politically-driven hostage crisis (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-15/martin-place-siege-hostages-flag-sydney-cafe-lindt/5967340), a game described as a hate crime is now open for voting on Steam Greenlight. The team at Destructive Creations has also released a short teaser trailer for Hatred — and if you were hoping for something other than mindless slaughter, you'll be sorely disappointed."
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Hatred is the neo-Nazi hate-crime of video games

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 3 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Ultraviolent games are nothing new, but new indie game Hatred has a specific target in mind. The development team behind the project are members of white supremacist neo-Nazi hate groups, so it's no surprise it's the game's non-Caucasian characters who seem faced with the most explicit deaths."
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Oculus Rift support re-enabled in Alien: Isolation

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Alien: Isolation is terrifying audiences across the globe, but enterprising modders have reportedly unlocked a way to make it even more frightening, by unlocking native virtual reality support for the game."
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Pro-gaming team banned: "Too good to be girls"

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "An all-female pro-gaming team has reportedly been disqualified from a Dota 2 competition because they're too good at the game. Organisers at the recent Girls Wars SEA event felt that one of the members of team Dolls plays the game "like a boy", and has kicked the whole team out of the contest."
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Politician blames Nintendo for lazy teens

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "An Australian politician believes Nintendo and Xbox are to blame for the country's high number of unemployed youth. Federal Liberal MP Ewen Jones argues that young people should be made to wait six months before receiving unemployment benefits, a proposal put forward by the Abbott government."
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Is ISIS using GTA V to recruit gamers?

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Terrorist organisation ISIS has apparently turned to video games in an effort to recruit more young people to its ranks. A new video seems to show footage from Grand Theft Auto V as it invites viewers to "do the things you do in games, in real life on the battlefield"."
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Uncut Left 4 Dead 2 classified as R18+ in Australia

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 5 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "The uncut version of Left 4 Dead 2 has just been re-classified by the Australian Classifications Board, and granted an R18+ rating. Yes, that's the original version of the game that caused so much drama when it was initially submitted nearly 5 years ago and played such a big part in the push for Australia's adults-only rating."
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Valve sued by Australian consumer rights group (ACCC)

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 5 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Valve is being sued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over allegedly making "false or misleading representations" when it comes to consumer guarantees. Turns out that even though Valve does not have a physical presence Down Under, the studio's still bound by local consumer law."
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Is this a Robin Williams tribute in World of Warcraft?

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 5 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "A non-playable character known as Robin the Entertainer has popped up in the latest beta build of Warlords of Draenor. While the studio is yet to make any formal announcements, it's believed this could be (part of) Blizzard's tribute to comedian and avid gamer, Robin Williams."
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Nintendo plans Pokémon Trading Card Game for iOS

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 5 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "After years of saying it'd never happen, Nintendo is releasing a game for iOS. Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is officially headed to iPad, due out by the end of the year. While it's not necessarily the gotta catch 'em all RPG fans have been asking for, it's still a nifty little offering."
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Valve's Source Engine 2 found in Dota 2 toolset

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 6 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "So it looks like Valve might have tucked a little somethin' extra into those Dota 2 Workshop Tools launched earlier today. Snooping around inside the files has revealed what may be the first official evidence of the company's Source 2 engine — because why would that need a fanfare?"
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Free copy of The Sims 2 contains SecuROM

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 6 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "By now, everybody should know that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. Let's apply that to EA, shall we? The publisher is giving away copies of The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection, for free... and not mentioning that it includes the controversial SecuROM anti-piracy software."
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