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PSN back in Europe and Australia, your password email may take some time

The select PlayStation Network services that came back online in North America over the weekend have now shaken off their bonds in a handful of other territories across the globs. Formerly jilted users living in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South America should now have access to...

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel ban proposed in Mexico

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Call of Juarez: The Cartel has angered officials in Mexico. State legislators in the border town of Ciudad Juarez (located in the state of Chihuahua) have asked the Mexican government to impose a ban, arguing that the game's content could potentially make light of recent...

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Starcraft 2 offering subscription plans in Latin America, Asia and Russia

Plans for a subscription-based StarCraft 2 are in the works for Latin America, Asia and Russia. While US gamers will only pay a one-time fee to start harvesting Vespene Gas on July 27, players abroad will be offered two different ways to play: subscription or an all-access fee. A press release...

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Mexican game expo lures in Microsoft, EA, Activision, more

E3 isn't the only gaming show around. Our gaming compadres to the south are getting ready for the 8th annual Electronic Game Show, a gaming expo open to the public. (Not a televised competition with appliances for prizes.) It's a big'un, too; more than 26,000 people attended the show last year....

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Swine Flu good for gaming in Mexico

As if the rampant window plasticizing and complete blanketing of nighttime news with Swine Flu stories weren't bad enough, USA Today is reporting that Mexicans are flooding markets before a five-day quarantine begins in Mexico. The good news? People are renting games (and, ya know, buying other...

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Mario's Mexican brother you never knew about

Look closely at the above image. Doesn't it remind you of something (hint: this)? The graphic is from a restaurant in Acapulco, Mexico, by the name of Pancho Bigotes. Pretty blatant rip-off, wouldn't you say? Frankly, we always thought Mario strictly stuck to the vegetables, what with the...

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Raids in Mexico seize 28,800 pirated games

There's a gritty side to Mexico's booming game industry, shown today as the ESA celebrated the efforts of Mexican law enforcement. 500 officers from the Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) and the Agencia Federal de Investigacion (AFI) teamed up to knock on a few doors down in...

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Report: Mexican game industry worth $1B by 2010

Mexico is often treated as the neglected stepchild of the North American video game market, trying its best to garner the attention of publishers while the U.S. and Canada get showered with releases just for existing. That situation might not last for long, though, as the analysts at Research and...

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Nintendo turns to U.S. government to fight piracy

Having established that the United States is not rife with pirates, Nintendo has made a request to the U.S. government to assist in the fight against piracy of Nintendo products. The company has asked the U.S. Trade Representative to convey messages to other governments with rampant piracy issues,...

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Mexican police nab over 4,500 counterfeit discs

On Friday, Mexican police stormed 12 different suspected counterfeiters. They managed to come away with 15,000 counterfeit Nintendo products, including over 4,500 counterfeit Wii discs. Going down in a major "fayuca" (contraband) market in Guadalajara, it's yet another campaign against crime in...

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