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Tom Clancy passes away at 66

Best-selling author Tom Clancy passed away last night in a Baltimore hospital at age 66, The New York Times confirmed via Twitter. No cause of death has been reported at this time. Clancy penned many military-themed novels, several adapted to video games including the popular Rainbow Six, Ghost...

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Novelist suing over Assassin's Creed has his lawyer respond to gamer rage

Author John Beiswenger poked the sleeping dragon that is the Internet when he filed a lawsuit against Ubisoft, claiming the Assassin's Creed franchise infringes on copyrights in his novel, Link. Namely, Beiswenger says Assassin's Creed stole themes such as "assassinations," "spiritual and biblical...

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Smoking Gun, Cyberia author Rushkoff partner for games, books

Smoking Gun, an independent studio formed in 2007 by Relic Entertainment vets, has landed a new deal with tech evangelist Douglas Rushkoff, with the award-winning author set to pen the story for an as-yet-unannounced property. Details remain light, though Rushkoff notes his narrative will be used...

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Patterson waxes expansive about 'Woman's Murder Club' game

Gamers around the world have been waiting with bated breath for more information on James Patterson's Woman's Murder Club game since it was announced back in December. OK, they haven't really, but maybe they would if they didn't exclusively pay attention only to games that featured guns, breasts or,...

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The dubious value of a signed game guide

If only I had gotten my vintage, first-edition Zelda game guide signed by the author when I had the chance. Well, I won't make the same mistake twice! I'm a gonna get my Oblivion guide signed by the author! One highly valuable collector's item coming up! In all seriousness, who wants their strategy...

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