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Just hours after the PlayStation Network Store went back online, Sony took to its European PlayStation blog to detail both what's coming in the first major update, as well as what European PS Plus subscribers will be receiving in the coming weeks. Beyond the already detailed "Welcome Back" conten...

June 2nd 2011 at 3:40pm 0 Comments
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German officials have sided with last year's now 73,000-person strong petition signed by citizens against a measure to outright ban violent games in the country. Officials announced that, rather than alter current legislation, the German government will focus on educating citizens about the country...

May 21st 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The free-to-play game Dragonica has entered open beta in Europe as of June 10th. Dragonica is a 3D side-scrolling MMO developed by Barunson Interactive and operated by gPotato (Gala Networks Europe Ltd.). The title is currently offered in English, French, and German languages and has very low system...

June 11th 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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While we had some grim news related to NCsoft's dip in profits yesterday, there may be a silver lining to this, in the form of Aion: The Tower of Eternity. A press release from NCsoft states that the Aion beta has surpassed all previous records for a beta test in Korea: "Concurrent user numbers have...

November 14th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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MMO industry giant NCsoft has seen better weeks than this. First there was Richard Garriott's announcement that he's leaving the company for new horizons. Then came the news that NCsoft's third quarter profits fell by 50 percent. Gamasutra reported today: "In the three months ending September 30th,...

November 13th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The Hellgate: London IP saga continues. While we had some dire news that the servers will go dark at the end of January, we also know that development for the title is still being done in Redbana's California office... just not for which region. The latest word we've received on this seems to indica...

November 3rd 2008 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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Wryxian announced yesterday that EU players may now begin enjoying premade characters on the beta servers. These premades, unlike their US counterparts, are available to be placed on regular beta servers – not just special premade-only ones.They are still in PvP gear. They have no special PvE...

October 4th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Warhammer Online pulled off some impressive sales figures in the European market this past week. The Swedish sales chart shows WAR at the #1 and #4 (for the Collector's Edition) spots in that country, beating out the highly anticipated Will Wright project Spore. WAR also topped the charts in Spain....

September 27th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Looks like we'll have to start focusing on your region more, Europeans, as it's come to our attention you folks love yourselves some video games. This news comes courtesy of Nielsen Games, who found out that the Europe Union spent over a billion more (in U.S. dollars) on video games in 2007.Another...

May 29th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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You know, I've always wanted a bit more drawing talent, but never more so than right now, as Blizzard has just announced a new fanart contest. They're looking for the best European fanart of Arthas wielding Frostmourne. The entries will be judged by a panel of developers, and if you win, you'll not...

May 7th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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The European Union's executive body is giving the industry two years to come up with an industry code of conduct to protect children from violent images. Reuters reports the EU executive has the power to propose legislation and impose restrictions on violent games, but is giving the industry a coup...

April 22nd 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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After reviewing Activision-Blizzard's case for a few weeks, the European Commission announced its approval of the huge merger yesterday. The EU had final say approving the merger because Vivendi is a French company. Officials decided the deal wouldn't threaten the fairness of the market.The commiss...

April 17th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments