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Nintendo: Restrictions on European Wii U eShop Due to German Laws
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The 5 most significant video game controversies in 2012

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Why I’m Glad We’ll Be Able to Play Sportsfriends’ Wacky Sports Games

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Five minutes of the show were dedicated to game makers' acceptance speeches...

Why The Walking Dead Is One Of The Best Games Of 2012

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