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Game mechanics cannot be protected by copyright

Game mechanics cannot be protected by copyright

Developers are going to find it increasingly more difficult to protect their game mechanics under copyright law following a ruling from a Texas court judge.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 1st 2016 at 4:08PM in News
Starbreeze acquires Defender of the Crown and other Cinemaware IP

Starbreeze acquires Defender of the Crown and other Cinemaware IP

Cinemaware’s stable of games IP now has a new owner – Payday developer Starbreeze.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 3:52PM in News
GOG Connect syncs with your Steam library

GOG Connect syncs with your Steam library

PC users are now able to link their Steam and GOG accounts and potentially grab some DRM-free games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 3:04PM in News
Skylanders Imaginators will let gamers make their own character

Skylanders Imaginators will let gamers make their own character

Activision just announced a new installment in the Skylanders franchise. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 1st 2016 at 1:41PM in News

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Mojang doesn't want companies to use Minecraft as a marketing tool

Mojang doesn't want companies to use Minecraft as a marketing tool

Minecraft creator Mojang has laid out a new set of rules designed to clamp down on the commercial use of Minecraft servers for advertising.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 1:31PM in News
Lead developer quits Kerbal Space Progam dev

Lead developer quits Kerbal Space Progam dev

Squad, the studio behind Kerbal Space Program, has revealed Felipe Falanghe is stepping down as the game's lead developer.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 1st 2016 at 11:58AM in News
Atari's next reinvention revolves around The Internet of Things

Atari's next reinvention revolves around The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things. Remember that? The term’s been around for over a decade and a half and now Atari has decided to embrace the idea for its latest reinvention.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 11:48AM in News
AMD announces $199 VR ready graphics card

AMD announces $199 VR ready graphics card

VR-friendly specs for just $199 – that’s the selling point of AMD’s latest GPU.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 10:48AM in News

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Microsoft cuts the price of Xbox One ahead of E3

Microsoft cuts the price of Xbox One ahead of E3

Xbox One has had another price cut, lending further credence to widespread rumours of a new version being in the works.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Virtus Pro

Virtus Pro disqualified from The Summit 5 Dota 2 tournament after using ineligible player

Virtus Pro have been disqualified from The Summit 5 after trying to use an ineligible player, disguised as one of their regular team mates.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 31st 2016 at 8:48PM in News
Intel launches 10-core i7 CPU

Intel launches 10-core i7 CPU

High-end PC users now have a new Intel CPU to lust after.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2016 at 4:17PM in News
Women in Games appoints new CEO

Women in Games appoints new CEO

The not-for-profit organisation Women in Games has hired Marie-Claire Isaaman as its new CEO.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 31st 2016 at 3:20PM in News

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Sonic Team is killing Sonic Runners

Sonic Team is killing Sonic Runners

Sega has announced that it is closing Sonic Runners, which was the first mobile game from Sonic Team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2016 at 3:10PM in News
CS:GO

Tobias Sherman on sharing ELEAGUE with his kids: 'I'm like the coolest Dad in school'

Tobias Sherman is the Global Head of eSports for WME | IMG and one of the minds behind Turner's ELEAGUE. During the league's media day, Sherman chatted with theScore esports ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 31st 2016 at 12:53PM in News
Hearthstone

Pirate Warrior is finally a real competitive deck

It’s always bothered me how pirate decks have never been viable in Hearthstone. I mean, the design team took the time to create a goofy tribe focusing on unique, powerful ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 31st 2016 at 12:51PM in News
CS:GO

FalleN's official response to recent SK Gaming controversy

A few days ago, ESPN published a story outlining contract disputes between Luminosity Gaming’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team and SK Gaming.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 31st 2016 at 12:50PM in News

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Dota 2

Why Moscow deserves a Dota 2 major

This last month saw the conclusion of the first Epicenter, the first of its name and the biggest Dota 2 tournament put on by European production house Epic Esports Events. ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 31st 2016 at 12:48PM in News
League of Legends

SuperMassive talk MSI and big ambitions for Worlds

Not many will be surprised by Turkish team SuperMassive’s finishing place at the bottom of May's Mid-Season Invitational, not even the team themselves. League of Legends is dominated by the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 31st 2016 at 12:45PM in News
Miitomo decline proves downloads alone are not enough

Miitomo decline proves downloads alone are not enough

Strong week one downloads aren’t enough to guarantee long-term success for your mobile title – that’s the conclusion of a new analysis by SurveyMonkey Intelligence that looks into the launch ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 31st 2016 at 12:38PM in News
Xbox One VR announcement tipped for E3

Xbox One VR announcement tipped for E3

Microsoft may have yet another surprise announcement up its sleeve for E3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2016 at 12:01PM in News
Rainbow 6

Rainbow Six Pro League returns for Season 2 with $150,000 prize pool

The second season of the Rainbow Six Pro League is already underway, with a new $150,000 prize pool up for grabs across the four disciplines.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 31st 2016 at 11:27AM in News
Starbreeze buys Payday rights from 505, scraps microtransactions

Starbreeze buys Payday rights from 505, scraps microtransactions

Payday 2’s controversial microtransactions have been scrapped as part of a deal that sees developer Starbreeze assume complete control of the franchise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2016 at 10:38AM in News
No Man's Sky delay confirmed, leading to death threats for developer

No Man's Sky delay confirmed, leading to death threats for developer

The MD of UK developer Hello Games has revealed that he has received death threats following the confirmation that No Man’s Sky has been delayed until August.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2016 at 10:05AM in News