Saints Row IV Banned in Australia

Saints Row IV was banned in Australia because of implied sexual violence and drug abuse. The Australian Classification Board refused classification, even though an R18+ rating was introduced early this year. “In the Board’s opinion, Saints Row IV, includes interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context,” the statement said. “In addition, the game includes elements of illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards. Such depictions are prohibited by the computer games guidelines.” The developer announced that they are changing the game so it can be classified in Australia. Sources say that the “anal probe” weapon was a cause in the issue. Saints Row IV was set for August 22nd on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Origin Changes Incoming

EA announced that they are planning to launch significant changes to the Origin platform. EA is aware that a negative perception surrounding the platform exists and want to re-build the platform with gamers in mind. “In the near term, quite frankly, our focus is making that download better, making that install better, making that automatic patching better,” executive vice president Andrew Wilson told GamesIndustry International. “Making that friends presence better, making the various game services better. That’s what you’re going to see from us over the next year, which is really re-establish Origin as a service to gamers, not as a means to drive transactions.” “I want to reiterate, it’s very important for people to understand that we don’t expect that all of a sudden people are going to get up and go ‘Oh! Great! We now love Origin!'” Wilson said. “We get it. We understand it,” he added. “We have heard, we have made some changes already in terms of how we do things, and we’re looking at more changes that we’ll talk about over the coming months that really are gamer-focused.” A date for the changes has not yet been revealed.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Sells 7 Million

minecraft-xbox-360-techzei The most popular sandbox game has reached another milestone on the Xbox 360 version. The game has sold over seven million copies via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, Mojang announced on Twitter. “Minecraft on Xbox has now sold 7 million copies!!! CRAZY! =D,” business developer Daniel Kaplan said. Mojang recently launched a disc based version of the game, which is available in stores now. Earlier in the year, the developer said that they are working to make sure Xbox 360 game saves work on the Xbox ONE.

Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale


Major Nelson announced Microsoft will launch an “Ultimate Game Sale” in the first week of July. Major listed thirty-two titles that will be discounted during the sale week. However, exact game sale prices have not been announced. Major also said that games may not be on sale for the whole week, so it’s advised gamers keep checking the daily deals. You can expect to see games such as Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, Gears of War Judgment, L4D2 and a lot more. You can view the list of discounted games here.


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