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Gaming News Wrap [14 Mar 2014]

Good morning. It’s. (Almost). The. Weekend. Baby. Phew. Games It’s taken just eight years and three months (and some more days) to see the first gamer hit 1 million Gamerscore. Raymond Cox, aka Stallion83, reached the milestone by earning the “I liked a Challenge” award in Titanfall. Congratulations. Now go play outside a bit. [More on Eurogamer] Details about Battlefield 4‘s ‘Naval…

CoD Champs 2014 | The day the SA CoD Community died… and rose again

This was meant to be the round-up of the South African qualifier for Call of Duty Championship and a celebration of the South African team representing an entire community. Except it’s not. It might read a little like someone who is personally upset, but the reader needs to understand that there are many roleplayers in the South African competitive console…

UK Publication implies GTA V is to blame for ‘Model Pupil’ bank robbery

MCVUK are candidly citing The Daily Mail for insinuating that, “All crime that happened in mid-September (in the Uk) was GTA V’s fault.” The Daily Mail article is reporting on a bank robbery where CCTV footage shows a 15 year-old “model pupil” holding up bank workers at gunpoint in “Grand Theft Auto-style.” The report points out that the Judge said…

Study shows that females using sexy avatars are more likely to objectify themselves

Time are citing a new Stanford study where it was found that women who play as over-sexualized female avatars in games, were not only more likely to objectify themselves, but also, sadly, more likely to accept the disturbing ‘rape myth’ – the idea that the rape victim was in some way to blame for being raped, for wearing “too revealing”…

Rapper asking Rockstar for compensation or “destroy all unsold copies” of GTA V

Rapper Daz Dillinger claims Rockstar used two of his tracks “without paying him a cent,” and is demanding compensation or that Rockstar “recall and destroy all unsold copies” of Grand Theft Auto V. Videogamer are citing TMZ who report that Dillinger turned down Rockstar’s “offensively low offer of $4,271.00” for the use of two of his tracks, which featured on…

Take-Two retort to ‘violence and videogames association’

Following on the recent shooting by a child who had been playing Grand Theft Auto IV. As it goes, the shooting was linked to the game. Publishers and developers for that matter, don’t always comment on these incidents, but a Take-Two Inter­ac­tive spo­kes person has replied on the accusations, claiming that blaming games only ignores the real issues. “Ascrib­ing a…

Microsoft’s alleged disclosing of users’ communication with US intelligence detailed

Microsoft are on a roll with bad press, and the latest news will undoubtedly not go down too well. IGN are citing The Guardian who have disclosed a full report on top-secret documents blowing the whistle on how Microsoft collaborated with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted. Microsoft reportedly provided the NSA access to outlook emails,…