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How Nintendo DRM trapped $400 of downloaded games on my failing Wii
Downloading Nintendo’s massive, day-one Wii U firmware update took over an hour, but the length of time didn't bother me.

App Developer Hijacks Customer Twitter Accounts In An Attempt To Shame Pirates

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Report: European Wii U eShop Prohibits Access to Mature Content During the Day
Nighttime is apparently the right time to look at the dangerous adult-rated games for sale.

FCC Urges FAA To Lift Restrictions on Tech Devices During Flights

FCC Chairman urges agency to change rules on flights concerning the use of electronics.

The 5 events that shook the video game industry in 2012
Gamasutra news director Frank Cifaldi looks back through the news to find the top stories that defined the year.

Nine Signs That Video Games Grew Up a Bit in 2012

It's about time for an adult conversation about video games.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II beats Halo 4 in NPD’s dismal November game sales list

It was a pretty crappy month for the industry, but CoD: BO2 did pretty damned well.

Pretension +1: Apologies to Christopher Tolkien

"The day after I called poor Christopher Tolkien 'naive,' FedEx delivered an envelope."

28 Days Later: BioShock Infinite Delayed

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The Escapist's Best Buyer's Guide
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You won't find Buckyballs or Doctor Who paraphernalia in this list, just the best games from 2012.

Polygon Gift Guide: The Lost Classics
You might call them cult favorites, hidden gems or bargain bin specials. Polygon calls them lost classics.

Richard Stallman calls Ubuntu "spyware" because it tracks searches
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Moral of the story: don't raise the ire of the Free Software Foundation President.


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