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King of Fighters Online footage features familiar faces, isometric places

King of Fighters Online, the Thailand-only PC MOBA set in the KOF universe, entered beta last week on September 4, and as a result match videos are starting to crop up online. As we can see from this 30-ish minute demonstration, the game features all the expected MOBA trappings (click-to-move, ac...

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A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda getting an EX version for X.B.L.A.

The manic side-scrolling shooter A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda, originally developed for Windows by a Thai developer named Extend Studio, is making its way to the Xbox Live Arcade in an extended version, courtesy of Origo Games and publisher Aksys Games. The console version of the title (which placed ...

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Ong-Bak wants to fight you in a new video game from Studio Hive

Tony Jaa's Ong-Bak universe is being turned into a multiplatform game by Studio Hive, a Thailand-based computer-illustration studio turned game developer. That is, it will be a game developer once it's developed this title -- for now Studio Hive produces art for the entertainment industry an...

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Thailand considering tighter cybercafe curfews to curb game 'addiction'

The Culture Ministry of Thailand is looking to revise curfew times for children in cybercafes. The Bangkok Post reports the new rules would require children under 15 to leave by 8PM and those under 18 to leave by 10PM. The new rules are meant to help curb video game addiction -- and send children ...

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Thai gov't shuttering gaming sites over boy's suicide

Citing "the encouragement of addictive gaming," the government of Thailand recently shut down approximately 72 websites "offering access to online gambling and games." The decision was made shortly after the tragic suicide of 12-year-old Pongsathorn Wattanabenjasopha, allegedly caused by his fathe...

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Detroit prosecutor updates (makes relevant) violent games list

Detroit prosecutor Kym Worthy has updated her list (thanks to the National Institute on Media and the Family) of the top ten most violent video games. Worthy's new list (found after the break) features many of this season's major titles. Unlike the old list, which had several games that were pract...

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Thailand bans some games in wake of cabbie murder

The Thai government continues its campaign against violent games in the wake of a cabbie's murder, allegedly inspired by Grand Theft Auto. CNet's Thai blog reports that five games have been banned in the country (GTA IV was already pulled by the distributor): Hitman 300 Killer Seven Hitm...

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New Tomb Raider: Underworld footage is Thai-tastic

We're so jealous of Lara Croft. Not for her frequent adventures, or her physical fitness, or her swanky pad, or even her loyal manservant -- with the lifestyle and wages of a professional video game blogger, all of those things become readily available. There's one aspect of her life we still manag...

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Law of the Game on Joystiq: Let the punishment fit the crime

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: We've be hearing a lot about the Thai cabbie killing lately and how it was (or wasn't) caused by Grand Theft Auto. In the wake of that tragic murder, there have been two major...

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Thai government takes strange cues from Detroit

The murder of a cab driver in Thailand, in which the killer said his inspiration was Grand Theft Auto, was a tragedy. The Thai government's handling of the situation ... well, that's starting to turn into a dark comedy. GamePolitics reports the Thai Ministry of Health has created a list of 10 viol...

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