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Mafia 2 banned in United Arab Emirates

According to a report from ME Gamers, the United Arab Emirates National Media Council has officially banned the sale of Mafia 2 within its borders. No statement has been formally issued by the NMC regarding the ban, though a report from Arabian Business (via Gamasutra) cites "excessive violence and...

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Heavy Rain banned in United Arab Emirates

Heavy Rain has been officially banned in the United Arab Emirates. The news comes courtesy of Kotaku, which confirmed a report on the ban from website Middle East Gamers. In its official response, Sony confirmed that the game had been banned by the country's National Media Council. Sony's stateme...

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Report: Dante's Inferno not heading to the United Arab Emirates

According to bilingual gaming news site GamesLatest, the store shelves of the United Arab Emirates won't be stocked with fresh copies of Dante's Inferno any time soon. Electronic Arts reportedly published a statement explaining the company "decided not to release Dante's Inferno in the Middle Eas...

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Report: Darksiders to never see the light in the UAE, kept 'under the table'

With little explanation offered (alright, so, basically no explanation whatsoever), the United Arab Emirate states have reportedly banned the distribution and sale of THQ and Vigil's Darksiders: Wrath of War. According to UAE-based GamesLatest, the game was deemed to "contradict with the UAE's cust...

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Spec Ops: The Line may face censorship; Dubai taking the 'wait and see' approach

"It takes place after an unimaginable natural disaster has struck the region," says former GameSpot editor-in-chief and current video game producer Greg Kasavin, discussing 2K Games' recently revealed shooter, Spec Ops: The Line. The unimaginable natural disaster he's referring to is a catastrophic...

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Report: Banned games still available in Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates might have just gotten the Xbox 360, but the country's government doesn't want people playing some of the more violent games out there. That's OK, though -- the citizens of the country seem to have no trouble getting hold of the banned games, according to a recent report. G...

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Global domination is nigh, 360 releases in UAE

Microsoft is one step closer to video game global domination with the release of the Xbox 360 in the United Arab Emirates. The three day launch event kicked off a few days ago in the Mall of the Emirates featuring the 360, some friendly competition, and bunches of fun. The Premium Xbox 360 will cost...

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PS3 launches in India, Xbox 360 in UAE

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have found two more territories to duke it out in as each console launches in regions where the other has already been stocking store shelves. In India, the PlayStation 3 launches today for 39,990 INR (US $981). The Xbox 360 launched in India September 26 with a 23,990...

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