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Posts tagged “russia”

Sanctions And Shutouts: Gaming In Annexed Crimea

When we think about how politics tends to affect video games, it tends to be along the lines of ratings, censorship, and bans. The effects of economic sanctions don't often come to mind. After Russia annexed and took control of the Ukranian peninsula of Crimea in 2014 - which the United Nations General Assembly doesn't recognise - the USA put many sanctions on the area.…

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Russia Sponsors Pro-Russia Games

Lack26 spotted this in the Telegraph, and it's interesting. Basically, the Russian Ministry of Communication has requested 500 million roubles (or 10.8 million quid) to develop six patriotic games, mainly about the patriotic war, because they think the games industry is overwhelmingly slanted towards presenting Russians as dodgy. As Youth Policy Committee member Pavel Zyryanov puts it to the Telegraph... What we need is more…

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Gaming In The Russian Cosmos, Part 1

This is a piece about Russia, Ukraine, and the future of PC gaming. It is about creativity, piracy, and thirteen tonnes of software every day. A version of this article, which is based on my trip to Moscow and KRI last April, appeared in the May edition of PC Gamer UK. I've updated and expanded it for RPS, and broken it into two parts for…

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