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1979 Revolution shakes down to PC, Mac and Android

1979 Revolution, Ink Stories' 3D adventure game that places players in the midst of the tense Iranian protests of that year, will come to PC, Mac and Android. This is in addition to the game's initial platform of choice, iOS, which is being developed in Unity, making the transition to the other pla...

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1979 Revolution tells the true story of Iran protests

Indie developer Ink Stories recently launched a Kickstarter project for its iOS adventure game 1979 Revolution. The game takes place during the riots and protests in Iran in that year of history, which Creator Navid Khonsari lived through personally before his family moved to North America in 198...

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Blizzard cites US trade restrictions for disconnecting Iranian players

Blizzard Entertainment has disconnected Iranian players from Battle.net, preventing access to online-required games World of Warcraft and Diablo 3. The company states it has tightened its procedures to comply with current US law. "Blizzard Entertainment cannot speak to any reports surrounding the I...

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Battlefield 3 effectively banned in Iran

A new report picked up by the Associated Press suggests Battlefield 3, which partially takes place in Tehran, has been prohibited from stores, even though EA has no official resellers in the region and many stores didn't bother hunting for stock in the first place. However, local police have app...

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Iranian government blocking all online activity except gaming

The internet has played a big part in the drama of Iran's recent presidential elections, disseminating information about the re-election of controversial leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faster than most major news outlets. Fearful of this powerful resource fueling further unrest, the Iranian government ...

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ESRB: Iran not 'joining' ratings group

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has made an indirect statement regarding a story last week by the Tehran Times claiming that Iran was "joining" the ratings organization. Committing holiday cheerus interruptus, ESRB spokesman Eliot Mizrachi briefly put down his eggnog to let GamePolitics k...

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Iranian government making strategy games ... finally!

Not to be outdone by the US military's use of video games as recruiting tool, Iran's government has begun creating "propagandatainment" as well. Tehran's "Taliya News" reports that Saving the Port, released today by Tebyan, an official "information dissemination institute," is an attempt to "replace...

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Blow up U.S. tanker in Iranian game

Reuters covers the release of Counter Strike, a game that charges players with the goal of sinking a U.S. oil tanker in a critical channel, blocking the path that two-fifths of all the world's oil travels. Iran's government sponsored the game for distribution within that country. The topical nature ...

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