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New York AG kicks thousands of sex offenders off online games

New York AG kicks thousands of sex offenders off online games

With cooperation from Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Warner Bros, and Disney Interactive, New York's top prosecutor has been successful in banning online gaming accounts of more than 3,500 registered sex offenders. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the crack-down, known as "Operation Game Over," was a success. It was the first sting operation of its kind, and it could be the first of many.

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Comcast Xbox fine print removes “private IP” reference

Comcast Xbox fine print removes “private IP” reference

After coming under fire for its Xbox Live streaming service, which apparently tapped into a private IP network, because of potential net neutrality issues. Critics slammed the service because in the Xbox Live FAQ, Comcast said its content was "being delivered over our private IP network and not the public Internet." That raised concerns that Comcast was not playing by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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Bethesda’s Skyrim updated on PC only

Bethesda’s Skyrim updated on PC only

The latest patch has gone live for Bethesda's hot-selling role-playing game The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, but as to be expected, it is only available for PC players. For those playing on the Xbox 360 and PS3, the game remains at version 1.4. PS3 players in particular still have reason to be sore because that version still has some memory bugs. The PS3 version of the game game under increasing scrutiny.

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South Park Digital Studios announces South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge launch date

South Park Digital Studios announces South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge launch date

The newest downloadable Xbox Live Arcade game based on everyone's favorite foul-mouthed cartoon characters will launch on March 30. South Park: Tenorman's Revenge puts players in the shoes of the fictional Colorado town's young inhabitants as they face off against arch rival Scott Tenorman in various scenes and environments from the show. And yeah, all those classic South Park tropes are included.

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Xbox Live adds Comcast, HBO, MLB, beats Apple iTV to the living room

Xbox Live adds Comcast, HBO, MLB, beats Apple iTV to the living room

Microsoft has released today as promised an update for Xbox Live that adds Comcast Xfinity, MLB.tv, and HBO Go content to the Xbox 360 console. The Xbox's abundance of content paired with streamlined navigation, centralized search, and Kinect-powered voice and gesture control shows Google TV how it's supposed to be done and scoffs at the much rumored and yet to be seen Apple iTV.

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Microsoft’s Xbox Live will add Comcast and HBO Go tomorrow

Microsoft’s Xbox Live will add Comcast and HBO Go tomorrow

Attention, Xbox 360 owners - you'll be prompted to download an Xbox Live update tomorrow. And if your home cable provider is Comcast, and/or you happen to be a fan of the many original shows on HBO, it'll be an update worth downloading. Both content providing companies will be adding their stamp to the growing catalog of Xbox Live streaming video content when the new firmware update is rolled out.

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NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

According to the latest numbers from analyst group NPD, digital game sales are on the rise in a big way. In the fourth quarter of 2011, in the US and Europe - the regions that NPD normally deals with - the amount of revenue that was brought in from digital download sales in the gaming industry was $3.33 billion. In the US, sales in this growing segment were up by 9%. NPD does not have comparative data for Europe or for the US/Europe aggregate.

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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition confirmed for May 9

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition confirmed for May 9

The Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition has been confirmed to arrive on May 9 as part of the Arcade NEXT series of titles from Microsoft Studios, according to Major Nelson. The new Xbox LIVE Arcade games will start arriving April 18 with a new downloadable title launching every Wednesday until May 9, when Minecraft drops for 1,600 Microsoft Points.

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BBC iPlayer hits Xbox 360

BBC iPlayer hits Xbox 360

BBC iPlayer content is available on Xbox LIVE from today, the broadcaster has announced, with UK gamers now able to access the streaming media service directly from their consoles. As with iPlayer users on other platforms, viewers will be able to choose from catch-up content over the past seven days, while those with Microsoft's Kinect sensor bar will be able to navigate and control playback using hand gestures and voice commands.

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