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Kiss lip lawsuit against Activision goodbye

Activision Blizzard has announced that the United States District Court, Central District of California, has invalidated all patents claims made by McRO Inc., which conducts its business as a production and effects company called Planet Blue. The claims sought financial restitution against...

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Ubisoft: Watch Dogs beats out Destiny as fastest-selling new IP in Europe

Activision's Destiny may be the fastest-selling new intellectual property in North America and UK, but the top of the puppy pile in Europe remains Watch Dogs, according to Ubisoft. A spokesperson for the company informed MCV UK of GFK data that indicates Ubisoft's game is still top dog for new IP...

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Kickstarter changes terms regarding unfinished projects

Kickstarter updated its terms of use late last week, mostly cleaning up the site's fine-print language to better spell out the relationship between project creators and backers. It will remain hands-off while project leads enter agreements with their supporters, which worked well for the funding...

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Stiq Figures, September 8 - 14: All at once edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. You've probably finished quite a few movies in one sitting, but video games are longer, more demanding and generally built for multiple sessions. Fatigue from doing the same thing for more than several...

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Minecraft's PS4 incarnation reaches retail stores in October

Following the recent digital debut of Minecraft on the PlayStation 4, Sony has revealed that the sandbox construction game will also appear on store shelves on October 7. Like its Xbox One counterpart, the PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft is based largely on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360...

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Unity Pro now free for all licensed PlayStation developers

Unity Pro is now available for all licensed PlayStation developers at the low, low cost of nothing. Those that become approved developers for Sony's platforms will have access to "PlayStation ready versions" of Unity Pro, which offers developers the tools to create 2D and 3D games and applications....

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Destiny sales reach $325 million worldwide

Activision has pegged sales of Destiny at $325 million worldwide in its first five days, which follows last week's announcement that the MMO-shooter dungeon crawler shipped over $500 million into retail. We don't have time to explain how Activision has time to explain where it got those numbers. ...

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Sony ups loss forecast to $2 billion following smartphone struggles

Sony is now forecasting a 230 billion yen ($2.15 billion) loss for the fiscal year ending in March 2015, a revision nearly five times more than the company previously projected. The Japanese electronics giant was expecting a 50 billion yen loss, but today it announced it's downgrading the value of...

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Dementium series developer obtains sequel rights

Developer Renegade Kid has reacquired control of its Dementium series, a horror-focused intellectual property that birthed two frightening games on the Nintendo DS. Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham took to Twitter to announce the deal: I am ecstatic to announce that Renegade Kid now has the...

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Stiq Figures, September 1 - 7: Paying for early samples edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. With the rise of digital storefronts and all-in-one gaming consoles, there are a few more options to distribute demos than bundling compilation discs with gaming magazines. The modern difference is...

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