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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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....

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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....

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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,...

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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...

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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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