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Twitter's 370 banned passwords

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Password security is something that nearly all sites (including Neowin) take very seriously. Twitter is no exception to this either and they have 370 passwords that are banned from being used on the popular...

Banned in Brazil: Counter-Strike and EverQuest

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Brazilian officials have wielded the ban hammer and banned venerable online games EverQuest and Counter-Strike in the country. It was claimed that both games incited violence and were "harmful to consumers' health", according to a...

Manhunt 2 banned again in the UK

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Rockstar Games' controversial Manhunt 2 game has been rejected for a second time by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), despite revisions made after a ban in June. Rockstar had launched an appeal to...

Banned video game is 'fine art'

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The US publishers of a video game banned in the UK and Ireland have described it as a "fine piece of art". Take Two chairman Strauss Zelnick said Manhunt 2 had his full support and...

Xbox 360 Ad Banned

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A TV advertisement for the Xbox 360 has been banned in the UK because it promotes and glamorises dangerous driving. The ad featured a rooftop and street car chase ending with the protagonists congratulating each...

World of Warcraft Guild Banned For "Cheating"

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The World of Warcraft guild Overrated has been permanently banned by Blizzard Entertainment after it was caught cheating in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Guild members used an exploit that essentially knocked down walls,...

Charity calls for Bully game to be banned

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A leading anti-bullying charity is calling for a computer game called Bully to be banned in the UK following the release of a screenshot in which one youth kicks another. The game is due to...

Misleading Dell TV advert banned

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Dell Computers has been banned from showing a television advert that misleads customers over the price of one of its PC systems. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found that the ad breached Committee of Advertising...

San Andreas Banned Down Under

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Latest Grand Theft auto joins Rockstar siblings Manhunt and GTA III on the censor-board blacklist of the antipodean nation. In the wake of the "Hot Coffee" scandal, debate is raging in the...

Publisher banned from Apple stores

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Technology publisher John Wiley & Sons said Tuesday that Apple Computer Inc. had removed all of its books from Apple store shelves ahead of the publication of a biography of Apple CEO entitled "iCon Steve...

World of Warcraft players banned for selling gold

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Blizzard continues to uphold its aggressive policy on exploits. Blizzard Entertainment has permanently banned more than one thousand users from its massively multiplayer World of Warcraft title after an investigation into "gold...

Half Life 2 Possibly Banned in Australia?

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The Pan European Games Information (PEGI) age rating system has given Half Life 2 an R(18+) rating.This means that minors are unable to purchase the game in numerous countries like Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France,...

Leisure Suit Larry banned in Australia

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Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Lauda the game has been blocked in Australia. Australian news agencies stated last week that the Office of Films and Literature Classification, goverment that rates video games banned the title....

Far Cry banned in Germany

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In accordance with German law, www.farcry.de and its forums have been pulled down following Far Cry's ban (US/UK version) in Germany. They will remain shut until the German version of Far Cry is released, which...

Project IGI 2 banned in China

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China has banned the sale of a computer game on the grounds it discredits the national image. State news agency Xinhua said the game was accused of intentionally blackening China and the Chinese army's image....

N-Gage ads banned

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Adverts for the latest gadget from a mobile phone manufacturer were today banned after complaints they were "offensive and distressing" and condoned violence. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received 12 complaints about posters,...

Banned DVD copiers get spam treatment

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Missed your chance to get software--now deemed illegal--that will copy DVDs? Just check your in-box. It's been just a few days since St. Louis start-up 321 Studios reluctantly complied with a court's...

Banned Xbox ad spurs lawsuit

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Already banned in Britain (I've seen it on TV here in the US, not sure if it will be banned here.... Ed!), a controversial ad for the Xbox could land Microsoft in a French...

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