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PAX 2009: Brutal Legend lets you decide about the F-word

Tim Schafer showed us the opening cinematic for Brutal Legend at PAX, where they revealed the band that Jack Black's Eddie Riggs roadies for: Kabbage Boy. It's a band full of hipster d-bags (one guy wears a Phantom of the Opera half-mask) and they think they're metal. The only problem is that th...

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GDC09: Attorney discusses top censorship issues facing industry

Attorney Lawrence Walters (the anti-Jack Thompson) knows his game censorship issues, having presented on the subject in GDC's past. His latest appearance -- much like an annual iteration of Madden -- covered familiar territory, with an updated roster of censorship kerfuffles. We spoke with Walters...

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Bethesda asks sites to remove Fallout 3 trailers due to 'ESRB advertising guidelines'

On the eve of Fallout 3's launch, Bethesda VP of Public Relations and Marketing Pete Hines has sent an email to our sister site Big Download, Shacknews and presumably others. Game Videos no longer has the trailers, although other gameplay clips still remain; as of this writing, Game Trailers still ...

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Gears of War 2 not releasing in Germany, Japan

Microsoft has confirmed that Gears of War 2 will be "banned" in Germany and won't release in Japan. Per standard operating procedures in these situations, the title was refused a rating in Germany, which means it cannot be sold in the country. The news isn't exactly shocking considering the origin...

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TGS08: Suda51 confirms censored version of No More Heroes 2 for Europe

But, wait, before you break out that pen and paper and start writing that angry letter, know this: you're also going to get a fully-featured, bloodtastic game, just like those of us in North America! This time around, you're going to have the option of choosing which version of No More Heroes: Desp...

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Manhunt 2 in the UK: Rockstar knows nothing about it

A lengthy, to-and-fro legal battle between the BBFC and Rockstar prevented Manhunt 2 from being released in the UK, with the BBFC eventually giving up and granting the game an "18" certificate in March. Having won its right to lop limbs clean off be released in Britain, it was no surprise that the...

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Block evil websites with censorit

Go look at your son. Does he enjoy playing with his PSP? You probably think it's something innocent, like Patapon or WipEout Pulse. No, that's where you're wrong. He's clearly looking at porn on his PSP's internet browser. How dare you not recognize that! Thankfully, a new service, censorit, will ...

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GTA IV edited for Australia

The Age reports Australia's MA15+ rated Grand Theft Auto IV is an edited version of the game. Rockstar confirmed that it made a special edition of the game to comply with the Australia's classification system, which currently does not have an R18+ rating. Rockstar refused to comment on what conten...

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Trucha Signer paves the way for game mods

Presented with a new toy to play with, Wii hackers have gone right to work producing a variety of game mods with the recently released Trucha Signer. For those of you out of the loop, the application allows programmers to run augmented games on chipped Wiis -- the gore-enabled Manhunt 2 mod is a goo...

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Trucha Signer opens new Wii hacking possibilities

The Trucha Signer is the latest tool to hit the Wii hacking scene, enables kids at home to "modify the contents of a Wii ISO and then re-sign it with an electronic signature the Wii will accept." So, does this mean you'll be able to play pirated games without modding your console? No, not at all....

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