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SOE suspends 700 Everquest players

After a stern warning to unscrupulous Everquest players last week, Sony Online Entertainment made good on its threats. Seven hundred accounts were suspended today as Sony’s wrath rang out through Norrath. “Remember that these suspensions are merely the first wave, and further action is on the horizon. We will not rest, but will instead continue […]

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  • "Glitch" caused Dragon Age 2 player's account to be banned for 72-hours

    A Dragon Age II player  had his EA account suspended for 72 -hours, causing him to be unable to play EA’s PC games. However, apparently it was just a glitch in the system that caused the entire account ban, according to EA.

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  • EU versions of Black Ops banned in Germany

    According to a report from PCGames.de, the EU version of Call of Duty: Black Ops has been banned in Germany.

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  • Kinect latest games tech to be banned in China

    Microsoft’s confirmed that Kinect won’t be going on sale in China this year. Or at any point, for that matter.

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  • Belgians not "banning" games rentals, says Belgian

    The Belgian Entertainment Association has clarified reports that game rentals are to be banned in Belgium next month, saying that the issue isn’t with retailers offering games to rent, rather than with retailers buying games for sale then renting them out. “What’s happening is that video rental stores are declining in popularity, and because of […]

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  • Games rentals banned in Belgium

    According to this De Standaard piece, games rentals will be banned in Belgium as of December 1. Gamemania – the largest specialist game retailer in Belgium – says in the piece that rentals make up 10 percent of its revenue. Apparently the practice has always been illegal in the country, but has been tolerated until […]

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  • Silent Hill: Homecoming refused classification in Australia

    Pathetic. According to this XboxOz360Gamer story, the Australian OFLC has refused to classify Silent Hill: Homecoming, effectively barring the game from sale in the country. Apparently Australian people can’t cope with adult videogame content, which is why Australia has no 18 rating for games. Getting 18-rated games from other PAL countries must be really tough […]

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  • Dead Space hasn't been banned in Germany, say Germans

    Eurogamer.de‘s scotched a report that said Dead Space had already been banned in Germany. Basically, it hasn’t. The site’s spoken to EA Germany, and the game is still with the USK, apparently, so no one knows yet if there are going to be any restrictions on the horror’s launch. The original information came from Dead […]

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  • Dead Space banned in Germany, Japan and China

    According to this Destructoid piece, Dead Space community manager Andrew Green has revealed that the EA action horror has been banned in Germany, Japan and China. There’s no detail there other than that, and no confirmation that EA intends to edit the game to get release in these countries. Maybe someone could change the blood […]

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  • Dark Sector banned in Australia

    Whoops. Australia’s trigger happy censor board – the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) – has refused to grant a rating to D3′s Dark Sector. The sci-fi action game contains, according to the OFLC, “violence that is high in impact and is therefore unsuitable for persons aged under 18 years to play. The finishing […]

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