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UK court rules against Nintendo in patent infringement case

A UK court has found Nintendo's reasons for creating devices with both a camera and motion-sensing technology "unconvincing," and has ruled against the house that Mario built in a patent infringement case brought forward by electronics company Philips. The decision impacts the Wii and Wii U...

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May NPD: PS4 leads hardware sales, month five

For the fifth consecutive month, Sony's PlayStation 4 led sales in the US, beating out Microsoft's Xbox One, NPD Group reported in its May breakdown. Overall hardware sales were up 95 percent from May 2013 to $187 million, and while most of that growth is attributed to PS4 and Xbox One sales, Wii U...

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Skylanders Trap Team takes character-driven action to ridiculous extremes

Today, I saw a monstrous piñata who spews candy and bludgeons his enemies with a gigantic lollipop, a tomato-blasting sentient artichoke who eats his own ammo to grow stronger, and an honest-to-god rock'n roll werewolf who shreds on a guitar and slides into his enemies on his knees, Pete...

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Just Dance 2015 grooves onto systems in October [update]

Like day follows night and night follows day, Just Dance 2015 will shake its evergreen booty on systems this October - a trailer shown during Ubisoft's E3 conference listed Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U while the official site also lists logos for PS3, PS4 and Wii. There's no Aisha Tyler in it...

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Enter the Super Smash Bros. melee with GameCube-inspired controllers

Do you want to take on the challengers of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with a sense of fa-melee-iarity? Good news: third-party accessory manufacturer PDP is working with Nintendo to produce the Wired Fight Pad, a controller designed after the original, fan-favorite GameCube controller. The Wired...

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Wii and DS online play lives on through homebrew server

Pro-tip for life: Don't tell the Internet it can't do something. Case in point, Nintendo shut down its official servers for Wii and DS online play just three days ago, and already there's a community running their own service in its stead. While it may take some extra work and tweaking on your end...

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PSA: Wii and DS online play shutdown imminent

As it was foretold, the end is upon us - or at least, it's upon those of us using a Wii or DS to play online games. Nintendo announced back in March that May 20, 2014 would signal the end of online service for games on the Wii and DS systems, and that day has come. Or, depending on when you read...

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April NPD: PS4, Titanfall lead sales again

The PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US in April, NPD reported. This was the fourth month in a row that PS4 sales out-performed Xbox One sales. Xbox One was the second-highest-selling piece of gaming hardware on the market for the month, and total hardware sales were up 76 percent, to $192.8...

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Report: Tech company files complaint to halt Wii, Wii U sales in US

Philips, the personal care, lighting and healthcare technology company, has filed a complaint for patent infringement against Nintendo, according to a document on Scribd. The complaint alleges Nintendo infringes on Philips' patent '379, "Virtual Body Control Device," with the Wii, Wii Remote Plus...

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Ubisoft sales down 20 percent from last year

Ubisoft failed to meet its projected earnings in fiscal year 2013-2014, with a loss of €49.3 million ($68 million), down from last year's profit of €69.2 million ($95 million). Ubisoft attributed its loss in part to operating costs, purchases, business acquisitions and sales of Gameloft...

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