Google has started removing search results relating to certain individuals under a new EU ruling.

The so-called 'right to be forgotten' law gives people the right to request the removal of 'inadequate' and 'irrelevant' search results from the web.

Under the move, Google will now display a message at the bottom of the page informing users: "Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe."

The notice only appears on searches from within the EU and for non-celebrity names.

"This week we're starting to take action on the removals requests that we've received," a Google spokesman announced. "This is a new process for us. Each request has to be assessed individually, and we're working as quickly as possible to get through the queue."

According to The Wall Street Journal, the search engine giant has already received more than 41,000 removal requests after the EU's Court of Justice handed down the ruling last month.

Google will assess each request sent in via a new web form set up for European citizens and will make a decision based on whether links are "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed".

While pro-privacy groups are celebrating the changes, others have raised concerns for freedom of speech on the internet.

Despite abiding to the ruling in May, Google told The Verge that the law was "a disappointing ruling for search engines and online publishers in general".

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A game based on The Legend of Korra has been announced by Activision.

The forthcoming adaptation of the critically-acclaimed animated series is in development at Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101 studio Platinum Games for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Set between the events in Book Two and Book Three of the TV show, the game begins with a powerless Korra, who suddenly loses her ability to 'bend' or manipulate the elements following an encounter with a shadowy force.

In addition to being classified as a third-person action title, the game features role-playing elements that allow Korra to gain new abilities as she levels up.

It also contains an in-game shop where special finishing techniques can be purchased.

The Legend of Korra game is slated for the autumn.



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DOTA 2 tournament The International 2014 has reached a prize pool total of over $10 million.

Sales of the International Compendium, a digital companion which gives users exclusive features during and after the tournament, has raised the winner's prize pool to the landmark figure.

Contributors have unlocked new loading screens, a Battle Point booster, a Mini-Pudge Courier, a new game mode, music and a customisable base.

This year's prize pool reached $3.8 million in 24 hours, compared to $2.8m raised in total for last year's tournament.

The International 2014 takes place between July 18 and July 21, with matches watchable from home for free on Twitch and Steam.

Games such as DOTA 2 have recently led to PC gaming revenue overtaking consoles for the first time.

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has been re-elected by the company's shareholders.

The decision was made at the corporation's 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Kyoto, Japan today (June 27).

Iwata missed the shareholders meeting after undergoing surgery on a bile duct growth.

The Nintendo president was also absent from E3 2014.

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YouTube is to introduce a series of new features for creators over the coming months.

The video site will soon support 48 and 60 frames per second videos, matching the output of many competitive video games.

Example videos of Titanfall and Battlefield: Hardline have been revealed to showcase the higher frame rates.

In a move similar to Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and Patreon, fans will be able to contribute money to creators to support their channels.

Elsewhere, the YouTube Creator App, out now on Android and coming soon to iOS devices, will allow users to manage videos and view analytics on the go.

An expanded Audio Library with royalty-free sound effects, the option of using fan-made subtitles, new interactive info cards, collaborator credits and new playlist options will also soon be introduced.

YouTube was rumoured to be acquiring video streaming service Twitch earlier this year.


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Battlefield Hardline will launch a second beta this autumn, Visceral Games has announced.

Announcing the end of the extended PS4 and PC beta, Visceral's Steve Papoutsis said that the second beta will be available on all platforms later this year.

"If you didn't get a chance to play the Battlefield Hardline beta this time around don't worry, we have your back as we'll be launching another beta this fall on all announced platforms that will showcase more," Papoutsis explained.

After thanking fans for playing and requesting feedback, Papoutsis said that single-player campaign details would be revealed next month.

"As many of you know from previous Visceral games, we have a unique way of telling our stories and engrossing players in our worlds, and Hardline will be no different," he continued.

"We are doing some cool new things in how we present the campaign, similar to what you see when watching episodes of your favourite TV shows.

"It's something different and we're fired up about it. Keep your eyes out for more on this next month."

Battlefield Hardline revolves around the war between cops and criminals.

It will make its Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC debut on October 21.


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Mistakes were made with the release of Dungeon Keeper, Electronic Arts has admitted.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson told Eurogamer that the firm misjudged the economy with the game's payment model.

"For new players, it was kind of a cool game," Wilson explained. "For people who'd grown up playing Dungeon Keeper there was a disconnect there. We misjudged the economy.

"In that aspect, we didn't walk that line as well as we could have. And that's a shame."

Wilson said that the publisher must learn to offer more value for money, not less.

"As we look forward, the two lessons we get are, one, where you are dealing with IP that has existed in the past, even though you're reinventing it for a new audience, you have to do your best to stay true to its essence," he continued.

"The second is, when you're thinking about any business model, premium, subscription, free-to-play, value has to exist.


"Whether it's a dollar, $10, $100 or $1000, you have to delivering value, and always err on the side of delivering more value, not less."

Originally released in 1997 for PC, Dungeon Keeper challenges players to master the 'Hand of Evil' and build the ultimate underground lair to defend it from invaders who seek to destroy their 'Dungeon Heart'.

The mobile port was criticised by Dungeon Keeper creator Peter Molyneux, who disagreed with its aggressive use of in-app purchases.


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Crytek UK staff haven't been paid in full since April, new reports have suggested.

Since April 21, employees have been paid a reduced salary of £700 a month, a source told Develop.

Staff were reportedly told that a deal was in place to secure payments from Deutsche Bank, although that has since been delayed.

Further payments were made on June 16, while another payment is scheduled for June 27. A source claims that this is unlikely, however.

Reports of Crytek's financial difficulties emerged earlier this week.

Crytek has denied the rumours, although further reports suggest that a Ryse: Son of Rome sequel has been cancelled and significant members of the Homefront development team have left the company.

Unveiled earlier this month, Homefront: The Revolution is a free-roaming shooter sequel scheduled for 2015.


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Google plans to take on the URL domain registration sector with a new service of its own.

Google Domains is currently in testing and is aimed at small businesses by invite-only.

The search engine giant has made it clear that web hosting is not part of the service, but is directing users to Squarespace, Wix, Weebly and Shopify if they wish to build a website.

"We're beginning to invite a small number of people to kick the tires on Google Domains, a domain registration service we're in the process of building," Google announced in a Google+ post.

"Businesses will be able to search, find, purchase and transfer the best domain for their business - whether it's .com, .biz, .org, or any of the wide range of new domains that are being released to the web."

With Google Domains, customers can keep their details private at no extra cost and can get phone and email support, Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm EST.

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The studio behind Wolfenstein: The New Order has stated that it would be keen to work on a sequel.

MachineGames creative director Jens Matthies said that the team has ideas for a follow-up to the first-person shooter.

"We would love to do a sequel," Matthies told Giant Bomb. "We have a very, very clear idea of what we accomplished with [The New Order] and what we want to accomplish with a sequel.

"I feel extremely happy about the game that we made. It's very much the game that we set up to do, which is extremely rare.

"It's the first time that I feel like the game we shipped was the game that we wanted to make. While there are a few people that didn't really get that, in terms of the critical reception, there has been a lot of people that did get it. We're very happy about that."

The New Order takes place in an alternate 1960s Europe where the Nazis won World War II, and sees William 'BJ' Blazkowicz attempt to stop Nazi forces from taking over the world.


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