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Matt Martin / VG247:
Twitch responds to criticism with appeal button on VODs flagged for audio copyright violations, removes highlight time limit   —  Twitch deploys appeals button, admits “we screwed up”  —  Twitch is deploying an appeals button for videos that have been flagged for copyrighted music as it attempts to stem a tide of user complaints.
Aug 9, 2014, 11:10 AMIn context
Brenna Hillier / VG247:
“Free-to-play” shouldn't include in-app purchases, says European Commission   —  The European Commission has begun talks with tech companies and authorities to crack down on misleadingly advertised “free” games and apps.  —  “Consumers and in particular children need better protection …
Feb 27, 2014, 7:30 PMIn context
Matt Martin / VG247:
Amazon's Android console to launch this year priced below $300   —  Retail giant Amazon will launch a dedicated games and entertainment device this year priced below $300.  —  Running the Android operating system, the system will compete directly with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo …
Jan 28, 2014, 7:15 PMIn context
Dave Cook / VG247:
PS4 will see some PSN features disabled to ensure smooth European launch   —  PlayStation 4′s list of launch day PSN services has been updated by Sony, confirmed that a few small features will be turned off to ensure a smooth ride on day one.  —  Sony posted an update on PS Blog EU …
Nov 28, 2013, 4:50 PMIn context
Brenna Hillier / VG247:
Xbox Live Compute gives free cloud tech to all devs, including dedicated servers   —  Microsoft is making its Xbox One cloud servers free for all developers to use, including dedicated server support for all multiplayer games.  —  In an Xbox Newswire post, Xbox Live's lead program manager …
Oct 16, 2013, 2:50 PMIn context
Stephany Nunneley / VG247:
Uniloc files patent infringement suit against Mojang   —  Uniloc has filed a patent infringement suit against Mojang, in which the firm claims the Android version of Mindcraft (sic) uses claim 107 of patent #6,857,067 without its expressed permission.  —  The patent description is for a …
Jul 21, 2012, 3:25 PMIn context
Patrick Garratt / VG247:
Apple poaches top UK games PR from Nintendo, Activision   —  Apple is apparently making a serious play on the UK games PR space by hiring top men from both Nintendo and Activision.  —  MCV reckons Nintendo UK PR head Rob Saunders, who announced his departure after seven years earlier this week …
Apr 9, 2011, 9:30 PMIn context
Stephany Nunneley / VG247:
Sony: PS3 pirates to receive permanent PSN bans   —  Sony has issued a statement regarding the hacks released by GeoHot and fail0verflow over on the US and EU PS Blogs, confirming it will issue irreversible PSN bans to those caught running pirated PS3 software.  —  PS3 hacking: rumors and the future
Feb 16, 2011, 2:40 PMIn context
Patrick Garratt / VG247:
Source - Sony to announce PSP2 in Tokyo on January 27   —  VG247 has learnt that Sony it to hold a “business overview and strategy meeting” in Tokyo on January 27, and has been told that Sony will use the event as a reveal platform for PSP2.  —  Nothing is known of the meeting's content …
Jan 12, 2011, 8:00 PMIn context
Nathan Grayson / VG247:
Firmware 3.21 to disable PS3's ability to run other operating systems   —  The cross-media bar is great and all, but did you know that your non-Slim PS3 can eschew its Sony heritage and run operating systems like Linux as well?  No?  You didn't?  —  Well then, you might as well go ahead and forget what we just told you.
Mar 29, 2010, 11:55 AMIn context

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