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Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is a done deal in the US, but in Europe, it still has a few more hoops to jump through. In a bid to move things along, the Wall Street Journal reports that the social networking giant is taking the unusual step of actively seeking an investigation int...

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Though character service pricing has always seemed high, if you're paying for WoW in pounds sterling then soon you're going to have to pay a bit more. Presumably, this is to bridge the difference in value between the pound and the euro, but Blizzard's description of the price change as an adjustmen...

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The EU has been talking for years about requiring pedestrian alert noises on electric cars and hybrids, and some vehicles already do. In the future, however, those warning systems will be mandatory. The European Parliament has backed a proposal that would require sound-making hardware in new elect...

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Cut the Rope studio ZeptoLab submitted an official claim against King's trademark on "candy" in the European Union, in an attempt to cancel the registration entirely. ZeptoLab submitted its claim on March 20 in London. "Candy is an integral part of the Cut the Rope franchise, and we do not suppo...

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The realms, they are connecting. CM Takralus on the EU forums posted this update on which realms have been completed and which ones are still scheduled to be connected. This updates the big master list of EU realms. The realms connected this time around were English, French and German language rea...

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The European Commission is meeting with member state authorities and companies like Apple and Google with an eye to enforcing stronger regulation of free-to-play games. The European Union's executive body says it's concerned a substantial number of games are marketed as free but in truth entail in-...

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​The Regional Court of Berlin has dismissed a lawsuit from the German consumer organization VZBV against Valve, for now granting Valve the authority to prevent Steam users from reselling their libraries of digital games. Business as usual, that is. In September 2012, VZBV brought a desist letter...

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Europe is getting a Dead Rising Collection for Xbox 360 on March 7, bundling up the original Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and the Case Zero, Case West and Off the Record DLC missions. Capcom hasn't said if the collection will make its way to North America. Check out the (zombie-)full box art below. ...

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The much-anticipated open beta for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft hit US servers yesterday, and as promised by Blizzard at the time, has landed in the EU. European players, or holders of EU Battle.net accounts, should head over to the EU Hearthstone site and download the beta, as well as the batt...

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EU bureaucrats famously revoked their ban on ugly fruit, but they never showed such leniency to Apple. The older Mac Pro breached rules requiring extra shielding on fans and electrical ports and as a result it hasn't been seen on European store shelves since last March. Fortunately, however, the n...

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For European players on select realms, you have a limited time -- until January 14th -- to hop to a new realm for free. Here's the list of transfers currently on offer: Takralus PvE Realms Draenor -> Magtheridon, Wildhammer, Kilrogg Silvermoon -> Magtheridon, Wildhammer, Kilrogg ...

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Blizzard EU Community Manager Takralus posted today about a change to the Battleground grouping in the EU in patch 5.4.2. Takralus The winds of change are blowing across World of Warcraft's European Arenas and Battlegrounds. As the next step in what we started with Patch 5.4 and its change...

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