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Xbox 360, Windows 7 banned in Germany in patent dispute

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This is banned in Germany – with Windows 7 A patent dispute between Motorola and Microsoft has now escalated with a German court ruling that the Xbox 360 cannot be sold within the country. Also included in the banned list include Windows 7, Internet Explorer and the Windows Media Player. The dispute between the two companies is over video compression technologies over the H.264 video codec – a widely used [...]

Your PS Vita gets a little bit more useful – Skype is coming today

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The PS Vita – the gaming device that is the successor to the PlayStation Portable (and pretty much a very tiny library of games) – is getting a bit more useful with the addition of Skype. You will now be able to make video and voice calls with the new app, which will be available in the PlayStation Store for free. And as a little nudge after the lack of [...]

New Pokemon Black & White 2 gameplay trailer released

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Okay, a new trailer for Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 has been released by Nintendo, showing some gameplay. Yes, they’ve actually tacked on a number at the end and it will be a sequel to the popular Pokemon Black and White games. And yes, yes, we’re kind of late in the game. It broke during the Easter week-long break. Anyway, the two games take place two years after the [...]

Motorola gets victory in Xbox 360 lawsuit – ITC finds Microsoft infringed patents

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This could be banned in the US by Motorola Motorola appears to have an early win with the US’ International Trade Commission against Microsoft and its Xbox 360 console. The ITC has issued a preliminary report that has said that the Xbox 360 did infringe five of Motorola’s patents. The patents revolve around the H.264 video encoding patents owned by Motorola. Of course, it’s a preliminary report (via The Verge), [...]

Halo 4 has release date – November 6 worldwide

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Halo 4 will come in November 6, Microsoft has confirmed. The game will launch worldwide, and will see the return of Master Chief in a new adventure. The game, set four years of the previous Halo 3, will be the first major game developed by 343 Industries – the group tasked to continue Halo after Bungie ended ties with Microsoft. Halo 3 launched in 2007 – and now, after five [...]

EA reveals Crysis 3, coming soon in Spring 2013 [GALLERY]

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EA has revealed its first major game for 2013, confirming that there will be a Crysis 3 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. Described by EA as giving gamers “the premier sandbox shooter experience of 2013″, it suggests that it could be more like the first game in the series. We’ve got screenshots, and you can see them after the jump. Crysis 3 sees Prophet returning to New York, [...]

Sleeping Dogs launches on August 17 in Europe, PAL territories

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Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs has a European (and PAL territories) release date. The open world cop game will be on sale on August 17 – three days after its US release date – for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Gallery can be found, after the jump. So what is this game? Well, according to the summary, you play an undercover cop in Hong Kong and you are pretty much [...]

Users defend EA after anti-gay activists sends complaints

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Image: from GameIndustry Despite being labelled as the worst company in America, fans are defending the company after anti-gay activists decided to send letters of complaint – like the one above (which I facepalm at since it is stupid) – because of a game’s option to let you participate in a same-sex relationship with another character. (Also, letter writer above, you happen to have a poor sense of grammar – [...]

Halo 4 GameInformer Scans Leaked [GALLERY]

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It’s crunch time for 343 Industries, and with about seven or so months left until its Holiday 2012 release, there is an increase of Halo 4 information surfacing the web recently. GameInformer Magazine’s May issue not only has a Halo 4 cover but also includes 14 pages of Halo 4 epicness which digs into Halo 4’s Campaign and Multiplayer experience (now named ‘Infinity’). (Screenshots included in Gallery) From all this [...]

South Australia AG to scrap M and PG ratings for video games when R18+ laws are introduced

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Image: Shaun Greiner/Flickr (Creative Commons) In a radio interview with 891 ABC Adelaide, South Australia’s Attorney-General John Rau has outlined his new classification laws, declaring that he will scrap not only the MA15+ rating, but the M15+ and PG ratings as well. The proposal would see any game classified MA15+, M15, and PG-rated games move up to R18+ territory only in South Australia – where people over the age of [...]

Minecraft officially comes to Xbox 360 on May 10

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This should probably be marked in your calendar. After some wait, Microsoft has finally announced a release date for the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft. It will hit the Xbox Live Arcade Store on May 10, as part of its “Arcade NEXT” series of games that will begin on April 19. Other games include Trials Evolution, Bloodforge and Fable Heroes. Trials and Bloodforge will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points, [...]

Guess what? Zynga buys Draw Something maker OMGPOP

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Zynga, the makers of Farmville and the annoying constant Facebook spam messages that appear on your news feed, has announced that it has acquired OMGPOP for an undisclosed sum. OMGPOP, if you didn’t know, are the creators of the Draw Something mobile game that has basically taken over the world. And basically, the fact Draw Something became popular was one of the reasons why the deal was signed. “The OMGPOP [...]

R18+ Classification passes House with bipartisan support, heads to Senate

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Image: Shaun Greiner/Flickr (Creative Commons) The House of Representatives have passed the R18+ classification amendment for video games, meaning that the law reaches its final hurdle – passing the Senate. However, as seen by the support in the House, then it will most likely pass without any hitches. All political parities – including the Coalition – voted in favour for the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Ammendment (R18+ Computer [...]

Game Group on the market – breakup of Australian assets could be on the cards

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Gaming retailer GAME could have its assets broken up as the company is reportedly trying to find buyers before it goes to administration – while publishers have decided that it will no longer stock several high-profile games to their UK and Irish stores. It isn’t able to sell Mass Effect 3, Ninja Gaiden 3, Mario Party 9 and Street Fighter X Tekken as publishers have now given up hoping the [...]

GALLERY: Darksiders II

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THQ and Microsoft have released new screenshots of the upcoming game Darksiders II. A sequel to the 2010’s Darksiders game, the player will take control of another legendary Four Horsemen – Horseman Death. The game will be released in the United States on June 26, with an Australian release sometime after. Gallery is after the jump. Gallery