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Dota 2 International 2014 tickets sold out in less than an hour

Tickets for Valve's Dota 2 International 2014 Championship have sold out. Quickly. The event's roughly 10,000 tickets sold within an hour, according to what Valve's Doug Lombardi told Rod "Slasher" Breslau. Is it safe to say this game might be just a little popular? Those hoping to make a trip...

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Relaxed restrictions draw Chinese electronics giant into console business

Following January's decision by Chinese authorities to lift the nation's 14-year-long ban on the sale of video game consoles, multinational electronics company TCL Corporation is hoping to add home gaming machines to its large portfolio of goods. "After smart TVs and set top boxes, game consoles...

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD includes Creature Create, extra dresspheres

Once it actually comes out, Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 HD will offer the most complete version of X-2 ever released in the US. Following earlier reports of extra content, Square Enix Producer Yoshinori Kitase told Siliconera that the remastered bundle will include X-2's content from its...

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Penny Arcade Expo planning on branching out to third city

Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik -- the pair of minds behind Penny Arcade, which is the comic behind the major gaming convention that's happening right now -- have confirmed that PAX will soon find a home in a third location somewhere on the planet. "Yeah, there's going to be a third PAX,"...

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OnLive supporting overseas play (if it works)

OnLive's official blog announced that you can now play games on the service from overseas -- mostly. While the company "has data centers throughout the world in various stages of tests," there no guarantee that logging in to the US servers from overseas will provide you with a solid experience....

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Epic Games planning gala celebration to open Tokyo office

Fujisoft building in Akihabara [image source] Epic Games has announced the official opening of its Japan office -- on April 15, the company will hold an event in the Fujisoft Building in Tokyo's Akihabara district, and the guest list includes a few gaming luminaries, including No More Heroes'...

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LGJ: Is game censorship the new trade barrier?

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Thinking about the recent rash of international game censorship issues, I noticed a pattern: Games banned abroad are almost exclusively American (having, at least,...

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Report: THQ closes International branch in Zurich

THQ's recent effort to eliminate nearly a quarter of its entire workforce has shuttered the studios' International office in Zurich, putting another ten of the company's former staff on the unemployment line, according to GI.biz. Earlier this month THQ announced plans to do away with 600 jobs on...

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Xbox 360 to light up India this October

Microsoft has announced that that the Xbox 360 will go on sale in India this October. The launch is fortuitously timed to precede a major Hindu holiday. According to Wikipedia, Diwali (or Deepvali) is a 5 day Hindu festival celebrated in October/November. Known as the "Festival of Lights," it...

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The great divide: UK vs US censorship

When listing the differences between the UK and the USA one usually thinks of spelling, gastronomy and driving on the wrong side of the road, rather than film and game censorship. However, this fascinating post at Terra Nova (along with its thriving comments thread) delves into the differences...

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