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Chroma Squad dev discussing ultimatum with Power Rangers owner [Update]

Chroma Squad developer Behold Games added a backers-only update to its Kickstarter page yesterday informing the game's funders that it is negotiating a royalty-share deal with Power Rangers owner Saban. According to the update, Saban contacted Behold Games about Chroma Squad and found the game was...

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Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake dev accused of stealing artwork [Update]

Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake has been accused of copying its map artwork from another artist, Athens, Greece-based Ilias Sounas. The illustrator posted a blog comparing art they completed in 2012 for Karios Games' MonsterUp Adventures to that of SleepNinja's game, which was funded on Kickstarter...

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Nintendo planning YouTube revenue-splitting affiliate program

Nintendo is planning a revenue-sharing affiliate program for those using gameplay footage of its games on YouTube. Video bloggers and "Let's Play" creators alike will need permission from the publisher to broadcast their gameplay clips, according to two tweets from the publisher (as translated by...

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Anti-stealth game Nothing to Hide is open source, of course

The protagonist in Nothing to Hide is an anxiety-ridden teenage girl, Poppy, whose father is a politician, and they live in a world obsessed with constant, encroaching surveillance. The browser demo begins with a private moment told as wall posts, with dad and daughter's every word and action...

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IGDA makes opposition statement to King's 'Candy' trademarks

The International Game Developers Association has issued a statement opposing King's recent Candy Crush Saga trademark filing, criticizing the developer's "predatory" attempt at owning and controlling the words "candy" and "saga" across all gaming platforms. The organization plans to leverage...

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TuneCore explains music-based YouTube claims

Following music-related copyright claims on Terry Cavanagh's trailer for his own game, VVVVVV, as well as composer Magnus Pålsson's discovery that he was getting copyright claims on his own music, music distributor TuneCore has released an explanation for its role in the situation. Both...

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Non-profit resource launched in response to YouTube Content ID crackdown

Defender's Quest developer Lars Doucet has launched an online resource for the Let's Play community following YouTube's recent expansion of its Content ID Match system, which resulted in widespread revenue denial for affected content creators. Inspired by the community-rallying #wholetsplay...

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YouTube explains its expanded Content ID system, rise in claims

YouTube's Content ID program scans videos for copyrighted content – music, graphics and the like – and gives the copyright holder the option to monetize, block or track these videos. YouTube recently revamped Content ID, and some Let's Play personalities have received claims, mostly...

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New URLs stoke rumors of Last of Us film adaptation

Few planned film adaptations of video games ever make it off the ground, but new domains registered by Sony indicate that the company is at least working toward a big-screen version of Naughty Dog's apocalyptic hit The Last of Us. GameSpot recently discovered the two domains,...

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Retro Game Music Bundle hits copyright issues, loses Duke albums

The Retro Game Music Bundle features previously unreleased soundtracks and special remix albums for classic games, and when we first heard about it, the deal sounded almost too sweet to be true – and now it partially is. The bundle received a takedown notice from an entity claiming ownership...

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