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+ - The Sims 4 pixellates pirate copies->

Submitted by UgLyPuNk
UgLyPuNk (1166251) writes "The Sims franchise has always been a favourite among software pirates, so it's no surprise that Maxis has tucked a little something special into The Sims 4. Rather than simply locking pirates out of the game, or implementing digital rights management that causes more problems than it fixes, the studio's opted for a more creative approach.

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+ - Uncut Left 4 Dead 2 classified as R18+ in Australia->

Submitted by dotarray
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)->

Submitted by dotarray
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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+ - Pirated Watch_Dogs reportedly contains Bitcoin miner->

Submitted by dotarray
dotarray (1747900) writes "A torrent file claiming to be an early version of Watch_Dogs has leaked onto the internet days before the game's release, but it seems that gamers grabbing the file are getting more than they bargained for. A Bitcoin miner has been tucked into the archive, meaning that someone's potentially making big bucks off impatient pirates."
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+ - First look at Insomniac Games Sunset Overdrive->

Submitted by UgLyPuNk
UgLyPuNk (1166251) writes "Sunset Overdrive debuted at E3 2013 in a blaze of eye-searing neon, with an all-too-short teaser trailer that left everybody wanting more, desperate to find out what that was all about. Now, nearly 12 months later, it's time for Insomniac Games to take the wraps off... and time for us to put our sunglasses on. The super-bright colours and cartoon graphics have not been toned down. Sunset City is the messy, sprawling love child of Times Square and Harajuku, flat surfaces covered with advertising, streets crawling with mutants."
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+ - Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel revealed->

Submitted by UgLyPuNk
UgLyPuNk (1166251) writes "Gearbox is sharing the Borderlands love, with the news that the studio is working with 2K Australia on the brand new, standalone Borderands: The Pre-Sequel. The new game is designed to fit neatly in the timeframe between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, and is set for release in the second half of 2014."
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+ - Blizzard registers trademark for Overwatch->

Submitted by dotarray
dotarray (1747900) writes "Blizzard has let slip a teeny detail about just what it might be working on. A new trademark registration suggests that there's more going on at the studio than just the games we know about, and all the signs point to this being a very interesting development indeed. Could it finally be the shooter we've been hoping for?"
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