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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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Magicka sequel planned, first game and Vietnam expansion sold 'over expectations'

Arrowhead Studios' first game, Magicka, has been a runaway success. Publisher Paradox Interactive told Joystiq in a recent interview that the game "sold over 30,000 copies in the first 24 hours," and the five dollar Vietnam-themed expansion has moved "well over 100,000" copies since launching in...

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Indie game 'Bob Came in Pieces' bundled with FantomenK album

A new socially enmeshed "flash sale platform," Groupees, has wrapped its first bundle in a Swedish theme, offering a downloadable indie game, Bob Came in Pieces, alongside music from indie electronica artist FantomenK (that's a MySpace link, by the way). It launched at $5 on Wednesday, but has...

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MachineGames developing under Bethesda, using id Tech 5

Mega-publisher ZeniMax Media made its acquisition of Swedish developer MachineGames official today, specifying that the studio would be working on multiplatform titles under ZeniMax's Bethesda banner. MachineGames' first unannounced project will be built using sibling studio id Software's id Tech 5...

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Machinegames purchased by ZeniMax Media, becomes ZeniMax Sweden

ZeniMax Media -- parent company to Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, id Software and, most recently, Tango Gameworks -- has been on an acquisition spree as of late. Today is no exception, as Develop uncovered business records revealing the recent purchase of Swedish developer Machinegames...

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Might&Delight reassembles GRIN's Bionic Commando Rearmed team

GRIN may be no more, but some of the talent behind the studio is coming back. The team responsible for Bionic Commando Rearmed, arguably GRIN's greatest title, have announced plans to return to game development with a new studio: Might&Delight. Focused on "advancing back to the 80s," the new...

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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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Swedish rapper Pato Pooh asks you to follow him into the old school

Adding himself to the short list of things we associate with Sweden other than Volvo, Ikea, and delicious meatballs, Stockholm's Pato Pooh recently released a music video for his song "Follow Me." It features a regular who's who of 8- and 16-bit era gaming in the process, referencing everything...

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Gizmondo man goes back to jail, does not pass go (again), does not collect $200 (again)

After serving three years in the US prison system for, among a litany of other things, totally disrespecting a $1 million Ferrari Enzo, Gizmondo's ex-CEO Stefan Eriksson is heading right back to jail. Last Friday, the District Court of Uppsala, Sweden sentenced Eriksson to one and a half years in...

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The Pirate Bay sold, going legit

Torrent Freak reports that the infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay has been sold to Global Gaming Factory X, which runs a chain of internet cafes. GGF will take control of the site in August. GGF plans to make significant changes to the site's methods. "We would like to introduce models which...

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