UK Anti-Porn Filters Might Screw Up League of Legends Patches

The strict "anti-porn" filtering taking full effect in the U.K. this month might cause problems for some League of Legends users who haven't called their ISPs to opt out of the screening. It seems the patcher is trying to access a couple of URLs with the letters S and E followed by X in them, and that's enough to get a… » 1/20/14 11:00am 1/20/14 11:00am

Xbox Live to Refund UK Users Pinched by Currency Conversion Mistake

Microsoft is saying some pricing changes seen by U.K. Xbox Live customers trying out the new Xbox Live beta—in which Microsoft Points are converted to local currency—are an error, and these users will be compensated for the difference. » 7/10/13 5:30pm 7/10/13 5:30pm

Princess Mononoke Stage Production Surprises People Online in Japan

Last summer, the above teaser image was posted online. It announced that classic anime Princess Mononoke was coming to the London stage. Pictures of said collaboration have surfaced online in Japan, where some seem totally shocked by the final production. » 4/30/13 4:00am 4/30/13 4:00am

Dead Island Special Edition Includes the Headless Bikini Statue Anyway

Just because Deep Silver apologized profusely for Dead Island: Riptide's rather tasteless "Zombie Bait Edition" premium—a severed, bloodied, big-boobed bikini-clad torso—doesn't mean they actually pulled it from distribution. » 4/23/13 10:00am 4/23/13 10:00am

Call of Duty Rep Stole from Activision to Pay for Engagement Party

An Activision PR manager who stole nearly $30,000 from the launch budget for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's UK release and used it to finance her engagement party avoided active jail time in a sentencing hearing today, reports The Daily Mail. » 4/22/13 3:28pm 4/22/13 3:28pm

British Developers Get Tax Breaks For Including British Characters in…

Say you're a game developer in the UK. You're working on a new game about, I don't know, aliens planning a casino heist. You're thinking about setting it in Las Vegas, or maybe Dubai. But wait… wouldn't it be cool if you set the game in jolly ol' England? It would be! And best of all, the British government would give… » 12/11/12 4:30pm 12/11/12 4:30pm

How Japan Turned the United Kingdom into a Cute Anime Girl

Italy looks like a boot. Romania looks kind of like a fish. And the United Kingdom? The country certainly has a distinctive shape—a shape that Japan turned into an anime girl.

As website Japan Sugoi pointed out this week, a thread popped up on bulletin board 2ch online in Japan last fall. In it, the shape of the… » 11/09/12 4:30am 11/09/12 4:30am