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UltraCade founder gets two years in prison for game counterfeiting, bank fraud

UltraCade Technologies founder David R. Foley has been sentenced to two years in prison for fraud stemming from the illegal copying and selling of arcade game data. UltraCade offers a lineup of full-size arcade cabinets outfitted with emulated games under license from publishers like Capcom,...

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Indie dev claims Candy Crush Saga publisher King copied its game

Indie developer Stolen Goose has leveled a public complaint against Candy Crush Saga publisher King.com, alleging that the casual games company deliberately cloned its game after a licensing deal fell through. According to developer Matthew Cox, Stolen Goose pitched its enemy-avoiding game...

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Silicon Knights loses appeal for ruling on lawsuit with Epic Games

A United States Court of Appeals judge has upheld a lower court's decision concerning the legal battle between Silicon Knights and Epic Games. The post-trial motions for the previous ruling ordered Silicon Knights to destroy all unsold copies of their games that used Unreal Engine 3, which...

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Nintendo wins Wii peripheral lawsuit, obtains suing company's patent portfolio

Nintendo has obtained the entire patent portfolio of exergaming company InterAction Laboratories (a.k.a. IA Labs) following an unsuccessful 2010 lawsuit alleging that Nintendo's Wii and its peripherals infringed on IA's patents. A trial court ruled in favor of Nintendo in 2012, ordering IA Labs...

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EA wants your opinion on Battlefield 4

Whether you love Battlefield 4 or despise its constant crashes and tendency to lose save files, EA wants to hear from you. The publisher has issued a survey to members of the Battlefield 4 community which first asks players to rate the likelihood that they would recommend Battlefield 4 to a...

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EA finds itself in third law firm's iron sights over Battlefield 4 issues

EA has been under a lot of scrutiny lately. First, law firm Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC launched an investigation to uncover whether or not the company deliberately misled investors on the state of Battlefield 4 and the game's impact on company revenue. Then, law firm Robbins Geller Rudman...

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Battlefield 4 targeted in class action lawsuit

Law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Electronic Arts alleging that the company issued "materially false and misleading statements" regarding the quality and playability of its troubled first-person shooter Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4 has seen...

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Colbert tackles NSA spying in Second Life

Last week John Stewart had a chance to slam the NSA for trawling for terror suspects in World of Warcraft, and now it's Stephen Colbert's turn to poke fun at national law enforcement's new fixation on Second Life. The issue here stems from recent NSA documents which paint the organization as...

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Law firm investigating EA for allegedly misleading investors with Battlefield 4

Law firm Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC has launched an investigation to determine whether Electronic Arts deliberately misled investors regarding "the development and sales of the Company's Battlefield 4 video game and the game's impact on EA's revenue and projects moving forward." The...

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Sony patents Move-like touchscreen joystick

A new Sony patent was published earlier this week detailing a controller that looks like a cross between your TV's remote and Sony's underloved Move controller. Dubbed "Flat Joystick Controller" for the purposes of the patent filing, the device is described as having a Move-like ball attached to...

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