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Rockstar seemingly responds to 'Eye of Sauron' comment with rad, rude wallpaper

In a surprisingly lighthearted move, Rockstar appears to have responded to recent accusations of overwork (among many other things) with a series of wallpaper designs on its official site. The designs are presumably a comment based on statements made to the MTV Multiplayer Blog from a former...

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ECA members cry foul over auto-renewal cancellation hassles [update: Halpin responds]

In an attempt to bolster its ranks with thrifty members of the gaming community, the Entertainment Consumers Association recently partnered with a few online retailers to offer its members some nice deals on video games, including a pretty sweet discount on purchases from Amazon. To accompany these...

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Battlefield Heroes store updated, offers advantage to microtransacting users

It's difficult to explain the current controversy surrounding Battlefield Heroes without talking a whole lot of inside baseball, so we'll keep it simple. Players of the game are up in arms due to a recent update to the title's in-game store. Though EA and DICE had worked up a balance between the...

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BBC's 'The Big Questions' tackles Modern Warfare 2

In case you were wondering yet had no intention of finding out for yourself, Modern Warfare 2 was released specifically to offend you. "The Big Questions" takes on this exact subject in this week's episode, hosting a handful of religious leaders as well as a couple of knowledgeable game industry...

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Infinity Ward pulls 'Fight Against Grenade Spam' ad in light of backlash

After having their game leaked to the planet's pirating populace and catching flak for some of the controversial secrets revealed therein, one could say that the folks at Infinity Ward are having a fairly rough week. However, they brought their latest batch of hardships upon themselves. A recent...

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New Modern Warfare: Airport Murder Simulator 2 video game glorifies terrorism

Sorry, mainstream press, but we already beat you to the headline! Much like the level of anticipation amongst us gamers, controversy is set to reach uncomfortable levels when Activision and Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 starts shooting up the sales chart (and the airport) on...

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Le controversy over French hobo sim, 'Clodogame'

Having launched a few weeks ago and having amassed over 5,000 users, German-developed Clodogame ("Trampgame", en Anglais) is off to a good start. At least it would be if it weren't inciting outrage among French citizens, who accuse the game of perpetuating a negative public image of the homeless in...

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Atomic Games' Peter Tamte says Six Days in Fallujah 'about two-thirds' complete

We know, we know: For us to approach video game coverage on Fox News and expect anything more than "fair and balanced" reporting (with a heavy dose of bias and spin) is, to say the least, simply asking too much. Things get much worse when a game with as controversial a setting/plot as Six Days in...

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Atomic Games still searching for 'Six Days in Fallujah' publisher

Despite all of the controversy surrounding Six Days in Fallujah, the latest of which has seen Konami drop the game, developer Atomic Games is still hunting down a publisher gutsy enough to get behind it. In speaking with Newsweek, Atomic Games' Peter Tamte goes into detail exactly how the project...

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Apple bans updated 'Hot Dog Down a Hallway' game

Metaversal Studios Inc. thinks its suggestive iPhone game, Hot Dog Down a Hallway, is being unfairly treated by Apple. According to the Boston Globe, Apple has banned the sale of the game's latest version because it does not meet the company's standards -- which state Apple reserves the right to...

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