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Xbox One rolling to 26 new regions in September

Microsoft plans to bring the Xbox One to 26 more markets in September, eight of which were in the original plans for the console's November 2013 launch. Those eight territories, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland, were cut from the first run in August, at...

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Norwegian school teaches ethics with The Walking Dead

A teacher at Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary School in Bergen, Norway, is using Telltale's The Walking Dead video game to help teach students ethics. Norwegian news station NRK has a report you can watch above, but we suggest turning on captions - unless you speak Norwegian. As part of his...

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Dreamfall Chapters dev wins grant for Norwegian horror game

The Norwegian Film Institute has awarded Red Thread Games a $144,000 grant which will fund the developer's next project, a first-person survival horror game dubbed Draugen. Inspired by Scandinavian legend, Draugen is set at some point during the 1920s amongst the mountains and fjords that make...

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Oliver&Spike

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We believe they deserve a wider audience with the Joystiq Indie Pitch: This week, Norway's Rock...

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Norwegian shops pull Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and other games after tragedy

Following the tragic attacks last month in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik, several retailers have removed games cited by the attacker from their stores. "In light of Friday's horrific events, and out of respect for those affected, we have chosen to remove selected items from our range," a...

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Dead or Alive: Dimensions yanked in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Dead or Alive: Dimensions won't be available in Sweden, because it potentially violates the country's child pornography laws. The title will also skip Norway and Denmark as a result -- all three territories are covered by the same distributor, Bergsala. Eurogamer Sweden has a joint statement from...

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Xbox Live Video Marketplace coming to 10 more countries 'this fall'

As far as we know, the kind of laziness which prevents you from visiting the nearest Blockbuster Video is a worldwide phenomenon. According to a press release (.doc link) dropped just in time for CES, Microsoft is catering to this global lethargy by opening up the Xbox Live Video Marketplace to ten...

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Funcom confirms layoffs and Secret World delay, Age of Conan not affected

We contacted Age of Conan developer Funcom yesterday after reports from Norwegian news site E24 claimed the company would soon be making major staff cuts. The company's director of communications, Erling Ellingsen, recently responded to our query, confirming the layoffs, and adding that Ragnar...

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Report: Funcom cutting 20 percent of staff, The Secret World delayed

According to a report from Norwegian news site E24, Funcom recently announced in a stock exchange briefing that it would be cutting 20 percent of its staff and, as a result, would delay the launch of The Secret World by a few months. Following this announcement, the company's stock took a sizable...

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Norwegian King refused child's Sonic X name change request

The normally kind king of Norway, whose subjects have some of the most opulent health care on the planet, has destroyed one young man's dreams by not granting the loyal vassal's completely reasonable request to change his name to -- wait for it -- Sonic X. The 6-year-old boy named Christer...

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