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Super Smash Bros. hints that Mario's extra lives are clones

Descriptions for items within Super Smash Bros. for 3DS have already discussed Metroid protagonist Samus' inability to crawl. Another meme-referencing bit of text surfaced this week, this time providing a theory for Mario's extra lives. According to the description for 1-Up Mushrooms in the Europea...

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Report: App Store averaged a new Flappy Bird clone every 24 minutes

Flappy Bird clones reportedly rolled in to the App Store at a rate of 60 games per day over the course of four days, according to numbers crunched by Pocket Gamer. The data comes from an investigation into 300 games that were deemed rip-offs of Dong Nguyen's former tap-to-flap mobile arcade game, a...

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Kill Screen on the legality of cloning game design

With the recent spate of cloned game stories -- namely those alleged to be the work of Zynga -- Kill Screen has put together an interesting article about the legality of the practice and its effects on the industry. In short, cloning an entire game and stealing its assets is illegal. However, cloni...

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CNN settles presidential race through Pong clone

Forget selecting your presidential candidate by analyzing their values and stances on the issues, CNN has created a new game that let's you make the most important choice in U.S. democracy the way God intended: Through a Pong clone. While it's hard to get too mad at Presidential Pong, a game that...

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Bizarre defends going after Geometry Wars clones

A few days ago, we reported on Bizarre Creations efforts to remove Geometry Wars clone Grid Wars from the internet. Bizarre recently posted an extensive justification of their actions to the community at large on their official forums. Among Bizarre's more salient points: Only hardcore game...

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Super Console Wars puts spin on mascot Gamepires

We've seen Mario in the Matrix, Luigi as a Braveheart, and what we thought was everything in between. Well, hold up, 'cuz now we've seen everything: classic game icons have been mashed up with Star Wars. Super Console Wars: The Gamepire Strikes Gold is that hybrid that with good and evil ro...

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Super Maryo on PSP

No, we didn't spell it wrong; the original PC/Linux ported version starring Nintendo's flagship mascot is making the trip to the PSP. Deniska, the coder previously responsible for porting the classic shooter Rise of the Triad to the PSP, is the guy with the magic fingers behind this port, which quit...

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