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  • Two lawsuits filed against South Korea’s Shutdown Law

    Two lawsuits have been filed in South Korea, challenging the Shutdown Law as unconstitutional. The law prohibits those under sixteen from playing games for a nightly six hour block so they can do more constructive things. Parents and teenagers with a Korean organization representing culture filed a suit claiming the law doesn’t take into account […]

  • GameTrailers planning site revamp, relaunch turns 10 this year, and in order to make the occasion special, it has decided to relaunch the site. Brad Winters, GM of GameTrailers has told GI International the site will be relaunched “from the ground up,” with a “brand-new, everything from the back-end to the new logo, a new look and feel.” The […]

  • Website ordered to remove Xbox 720 leaked document

    A website carrying the leaked document allegedly pertaining to the specs and features of the next Xbox has been ordered to remove it by Microsoft.

  • F1 Online gears up for open beta

    The closed beta testing period of Codemaster’s free-to-play PC management title, F1 Online will come to an end on Tuesday June 19 in preparation for the open beta. In addition, the non-disclosure agreement that closed beta participants have been bound by will also expire on June 19, freeing all and sundry to talk about their […]

  • IGN Asia Pacific up and running

    Following the launch last month of its site servicing the Middle East, IGN has signed a licensing deal with Blah! Asia – a division of Spiral Media – to publish IGN Asia Pacific. The site is available in three languages: English, Chinese Mandarin and Malay and will cater to ten markets including Singapore, Malaysia, the […]

  • From Dust now available through Chrome Web Store

    From Dust is now available through Chrome. To celebrate its launch, Ubisoft has put the title on sale for week, and it will run you $9.99. After that, you’ll have to pay full price for it, which is $14.99. Get it now through the Chrome Web Store.

  • IGN Middle East launched

    IGN and T-Break Media have launched IGN Middle East which will service 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, including United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt and Morocco and its “potential audience of more than 340 million people.” The site will be headed up by Abbas Jaffar Ali, formerly […]

  • FortressCraft developer hit by DDoS attack, calls police, blames Notch

    FortressCraft designer Adam Sawkins has struck out at Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson after the game’s website was allegedly hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack yesterday.

  • PALGN staff resign following internal dispute

    Staff for Australian gaming site PALGN have resigned from the site, although will continue to work on the site until end of play this Friday. The confirmation, according to MCV Pacific, came in a mail from site vet site executive editor Jeremy Jastrzab, which noted the call ” stems from an inability for the editorial […]

  • PIPA vote postponed, SOPA shelved, ESA drops support

    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid (NV) has postponed a vote on PIPA due to various issues and protests surrounding the bill, stating there’s “no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved.” SOPA has also been postponed for the time being, and the ESA has dropped support of it […]

  • SOPA blackout: JAW, Oddworld, RPS, Gama, SavyGamer protest

    Oddworld developer Just Add Water and the Oddworld website, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Gamasutra and SavyGamer have all blacked out in protest to SOPA this morning.

  • SOPA senate vote delayed until "consensus" is found

    The anticipated vote on SOPA has been delayed until the US House of Senate can find some sort of “consensus,” its been announced over the weekend.

  • White House "will not support" SOPA as it stands

    The Obama administration has responded to a petition against the SOPA and PIPA bills stating: “any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small.”

  • SOPA: DNS blocking pulled; PIPA needs "more study"

    SOPA author and US Representative Lamar Smith of Texas has removed a controversial component of the bill, which would have required Internet Service Providers to block access to non-US websites accused of copyright and piracy violations.

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