Topic / Ireland

Zune expands to new markets – brings movie rentals to Aussie gamers

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Big news from Redmond for gamers, and those who use their Xbox 360s as a media hub. Microsoft has decided to extend its Zune platform to more markets – despite the fact that the Zune player is only available (officially) in the United States. “The integration between Zune, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox LIVE is an exciting expansion in our entertainment offerings,” Craig Eisler, Corporate VP of Interactive Entertainment Business […]

Ireland to follow New Zealand in blackouts against disconnections

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Blacking out New Zealand (might have) worked, but now Ireland has decided to follow in their footsteps, with avatars on Facebook and Twitter will go black to oppose the new rules sought by the major record labels. The protests come after the IRMA (Irish Recorded Music Association) sued the largest ISP in Ireland, Eircom, and then dismissed it after Eircom agreed to disconnect P2P users that have been identified by […]

Suspension may boost demand

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The decision to suspend Manhunt 2 over following bans from the UK, Ireland and Italy; analysts have predicted that it could cause a massive demand from video gamers. As well; Wal-Mart, America’s largest retailer, and big named brands will not sell the game due to it’s AO rating, thus meaning that only people over the age of 18 can buy the game somewhere else. Take-Two, the developer, have two options; […]