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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 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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Hatred is the neo-Nazi hate-crime of video games

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about a week 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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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Blizzard deploys Australian servers for Heroes of the Storm

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Blizzard is making itself right at home in Australia, deploying a bunch of new game servers Down Under. This time, they're for upcoming MOBA release Heroes of the Storm, and the new speedy service should result in a smoother gameplay experience for fans in both Australia and New Zealand."
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Second Life sequel to use Oculus Rift

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "It's been a while since we've heard from the team at Linden Lab, but the company's been secretly preparing to make a major comeback. CEO Ebbe Altberg has confirmed that a sequel to Second Life is in development, scheduled to hit public beta testing in 2015 — and it'll use the Oculus Rift VR headset."
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US President Obama talks about The Witcher

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 5 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "U.S. President Barack Obama has included The Witcher when asked his favourite things about Poland. He's in the country on a quick trip, and draws direct comparisons between the CD Projekt RED RPG and Poland on a larger scale."
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Pirated Watch_Dogs reportedly contains Bitcoin miner

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 5 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "A torrent file claiming to be an early version of Watch_Dogs has leaked onto the internet days before the game's release, but it seems that gamers grabbing the file are getting more than they bargained for. A Bitcoin miner has been tucked into the archive, meaning that someone's potentially making big bucks off impatient pirates."
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