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International(Uncut) version of Wolfenstein The New Order in Switzerland?

As far as I know there is no law here that would forbid the use of the symbols which are forbidden in Germany and Austria. Steam says clearly that the available version is cut and just in German ...
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What to do when GameSpy goes offline? [closed]

I have a question about computer software, regarding the networking element in games which use GameSpy. Gamespy has announced it will permanently shut down this year. serial authentication, ...
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Does using Bots in WoW Break the ToS?

Does using bots in WoW break the Terms of Service if you are indeed present of the computer and chatting away like nothing is happening? I say this because I notice who are just doing the EXACT same ...
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Can I use the soundtrack from Portal 2 for a custom Minecraft map? [closed]

First of all I'd like to address some issues that might get this question closed. This question does not belong here! I didn't feel like posting it here either, but where should I post it then? It ...
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Where can I find EULAs for games BEFORE I purchase them?

After impulse buying NFS: Hot Pursuit for €6.8, I noticed that Steam needed me to accept its EULA. That EULA mentioned I might have to install EA Download Manager Origin to get some content. I was not ...
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Are the Strategic Simulation Inc. Advanced Dungeons and Dragons games now in the public domain?

Does anyone know for certain whether or not the AD&D games produced by SSI in the '80s have been released to the public domain? I have seen them offered for download at several abandonware sites, ...
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Other than being ethically correct, what are the benefits of playing with original game CDs?

Guys please don't take me in the wrong sense. I am not advocating for piracy. In fact I want to know about the advantages of playing with original game CDs so that I can attract gamers in my region, ...
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When I buy a game, what do I actually pay for?

Recently a discussion came up amongst friends. Some of us like to record our gameplay and put it up in YouTube, own3D, etc. Problem is, some of us are getting copyright strikes / copyright claims, on ...
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What can/should you do if you buy a fake copy of a game? [closed]

I recently purchased a copy of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride from a large retail corporation. It turns out that the game is a fake, as I cannot advance beyond the first scene of the ...
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How do you know whether a game is in the Public Domain?

There's a lot of games out there whose original creators have long gone out of business. How (if at all) do these enter the Public Domain, and how can you tell? Are there other kinds of abandon ware?