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Sony forcing users to not seek class action

According to a BBC article, Sony has changed the terms and conditions to their PlayStation Network (PSN). The change adds a new clause called “Binding Individual Arbitration” and states

“any Dispute Resolution Proceedings, whether in arbitration or court, will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class or representative action or as a named or unnamed member in a class, consolidated, representative or private attorney general action”

Users are apparently notified of the changes upon logging in to the network. If you do not agree, you will not be allowed to use the service. A user may opt out of the agreement within the next 30 days by sending a letter to Sony’s Los Angeles office.

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Gotham City Impostors game trailer

Looks like we’ll be getting a new game based on the Batman franchise, albeit without Batman. Gotham City Impostors will be a downloadable game for Playstation Network and XBox Live Arcade.

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SDCC 2011: Voltron: Defender of the Universe coming to XBLA and PSN in October

It was first hinted at by a panel description for SDCC 2011, happening this weekend, but we now have a trailer to share and more information to be revealed at SDCC. THQ is bringing Voltron: Defender of the Universe to XBox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network. Retailing for about ten dollars, the game will feature 5 player co-op, 2 player co-op offline, and single player modes.

We will share more information as it comes out of the convention this weekend!

[via Kotaku]

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Powetcast: Uncanny E3

With a lot of developments from the video game world to cover, the Powetcast enlists returning champions Zac, aDam, and Captain Genius with the long awaited return of Sindra and guest starring Famicom Dojo’s Vinnk!

The show rolls on 55 minutes in and shifts gear to talk about X-Men: First Class with Zac, aDam, and Crazy Jaco!

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Famicom Dojo Podcast: OUTATIME

Despite an infamous history of poor titles to overcome, TellTale Games has pulled Back to the Future out of the movie tie-in gaming doldrums to create a worthy addition to the mythos. SeanOrange and Vinnk talk about their experiences with all of the episodes released so far.

iTunes Chicklet Direct Link: Famicom Dojo Podcast 02: OUTATIME

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Moonshot Games’ Fallen Frontier Preview

From our coverage of Pax East 2011, we talk to Mike McCain of Moonshot Games about the art and gameplay of their first title, Fallen Frontier.

A little background: this entire interview happened only because I was waiting a while to play this game. It wasn’t until I was reviewing this footage today that I realize the person taking so long before me was Tim Schafer.

aDam and I played for about 15 minutes and we were both really impressed. The game played smooth and the level we went through was really huge with lots of options for taking on enemies.

Split screen seemed really odd at first, but totally natural once you played it. Most games will split top/bottom or left/right for two players, but Fallen Frontier splits at an angle, and the line will move or tilt based on which way the players are heading and what they’re doing. When you rejoin, the line disappears and you share the screen again. Really cool idea.

Moonshot still has a long way to go on this title, but its clear they have some good ideas in place already. We can only hope they deliver on our expectations!

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Famicom Dojo Podcast: The DLC Apocalypse

Sean’s bad experience trying to reauthorize downloadable content for his new Xbox 360 turns into a horrifying realization that modern downloadable games will not leave behind any artifacts for future generations. Is retro game collecting in trouble? Assuming we all survive the more literal apocalypse on 5/21/2011, that is…

iTunes Chicklet Direct Link: Famicom Dojo 01: The DLC Apocalypse

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Online Gaming Update: PSN, Live, And More

Here is your online video gaming update!

  • Playstation 3 PSN is online, after a 22 day outage. Avoid giving them your credit cards after the data breach, use a $20 Game Card.
  • Xbox 360 – Working as advertised, but you can get a great deal with a 12 Month Live Gold Card for $39.99
  • Wii – Try mashing random letters and numbers into your system, no telling who’s friend code you might accidentally get!
  • Steam – Still free, never stopped working.
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