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+ - Hate-crime game Hatred now on Steam Greenlight->

Submitted by dotarray
dotarray (1747900) writes "On a day where Australia's largest city is caught up in a politically-driven hostage crisis (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-15/martin-place-siege-hostages-flag-sydney-cafe-lindt/5967340), a game described as a hate crime is now open for voting on Steam Greenlight. The team at Destructive Creations has also released a short teaser trailer for Hatred — and if you were hoping for something other than mindless slaughter, you'll be sorely disappointed."
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+ - Politician blames Nintendo for lazy teens->

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dotarray (1747900) writes "An Australian politician believes Nintendo and Xbox are to blame for the country's high number of unemployed youth. Federal Liberal MP Ewen Jones argues that young people should be made to wait six months before receiving unemployment benefits, a proposal put forward by the Abbott government."
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+ - Uncut Left 4 Dead 2 classified as R18+ in Australia->

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dotarray (1747900) writes "The uncut version of Left 4 Dead 2 has just been re-classified by the Australian Classifications Board, and granted an R18+ rating. Yes, that's the original version of the game that caused so much drama when it was initially submitted nearly 5 years ago and played such a big part in the push for Australia's adults-only rating."
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+ - Valve sued by Australian consumer rights group (ACCC)->

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dotarray (1747900) writes "Valve is being sued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over allegedly making "false or misleading representations" when it comes to consumer guarantees. Turns out that even though Valve does not have a physical presence Down Under, the studio's still bound by local consumer law."
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+ - Free copy of The Sims 2 contains SecuROM->

Submitted by dotarray
dotarray (1747900) writes "By now, everybody should know that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. Let's apply that to EA, shall we? The publisher is giving away copies of The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection, for free... and not mentioning that it includes the controversial SecuROM anti-piracy software."
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