Origin blocked in Myanmar (Burma)

I've just stumbled upon a very concerning post on reddit. According to the OP, and several topics (for example here and here) on EA Answers, Origin has been blocked in Myanmar. Check this out: I live in Myanmar, and I own about 20 games on Origin, and have spent hundreds of dollars on the platform. I've bought the full editions of all of the Battlefield games up to this point,…

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Update on Big Fucking Giveaway 2, Gleam no longer supports Steam

Gleam no longer supports Steam community giveaways. Steam Community has started blocking Gleam.io. Here is the official announcement. Because of this problem the upcoming Big Fucking Giveaway 2 is going to be hosted on our site just as we did before (you just need to login and fill out the quiz!), it will probably keep on dying from all the traffic but it's going to last for a whole week…

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Origin rejects payments in South America and Africa

Hey guys, couple of people contacted us about this and we decided to post about it asap. As you all realize Origin is having a Battlefield 3 sale right now on their store page. But if you’re from South America or Africa you’re out of luck. It seems that Electronic Arts for some reason decided to block payments from those areas which is not cool. If you have friends over…

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PlayStation 4 won’t block used games, says Sony

Before today's PlayStation 4 announcement, rumors had flown about whether or not Sony would implement a system to block users from playing second-hand games on the console. It wasn't addressed in the company's presentation, but now Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios, has denied the reports. In response to a question by Eurogamer, Yoshida said: "[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding=""…

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Nintendo blocking PEGI 18+ Wii U content in Europe at certain times

Nintendo of Europe is prohibiting European users from accessing the Wii U’s eShop for games and trailers rated PEGI 18+ between 3:00 and 23:00. Under these circumstances, the four-hour window of 23:00 to 3:00 is the only time users can purchase games like ZombiU or Assassin's Creed III or even view trailers for such games. The story originated from a NeoGAF forum user, which reportedly received an email from Nintendo…

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