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Silicon Knights’ appeal dismissed in Epic case

The United States Court of Appeal has ruled against Silicon Knights’ appeal of a lower court decision which awarded a total of $9.2m in damages and legal fees to Epic Games. TheJanuary 6th decisionis almost certainly the final battle in the fight between the Unreal Engine maker and the studio …

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Cliffy B appeals for Phil Fish to return to games

Former Epic and Gears of War man Cliff Bleszinski has published an open letter to Fez creator Phil Fish appealing for the outspoken dev to return to the games industry. Fish made a typically spectacular and loud exit from games earlier this week when, following and argument with a journalist, …

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Outcast dev acquires IP from Atari

Appeal S.A, has purchased the rights to Outcast from Atari Europe. The 1999 PC game was published by Atari, but was originally developed by Appeal.The terms of the deal have not been made public. Studio founders Yann Robert, Frank Sauer, and Yves Grolet are planning a revival of the sci-fi …

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TV advertising loses appeal for games firms

Major games publishers are turning their backs on TV advertising. Marketers have told MCV they have been scaling back their TV spend and focusing more of their efforts online. For the first half of 2012, there’s been 23 per cent fewer video game UK TV campaigns, according to research firm …

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BT and TalkTalk lose three strikes appeal

The Digital Economy Act anti file-sharing legislation received a boost as the Court of Appeal upheld an earlier High Court ruling that backed the DEA. British ISPs BT and TalkTalk had brought the appeal as the firm’s argued against controversial measures in the act that would force ISPs to send …

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THQ wins Ubisoft dev poaching case

The Quebec Court of Appeal has overturned a Ubisoft injunction against THQ which sought to block the latter from soliciting staff from the French publisher. Ubisoft was granted the injunction in March this year thatprohibited THQ from approaching staff at Ubisoft, as employees at the publisher had a ‘non compete …

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Nintendo returns to the casual market for next 3DS push

The key to rejuvenating the 3DS in the market place could be a return to the mainstream markets, Nintendo has said. Much of the 3DS’ pre-launch hype centred around the many hardcore-centric IPs that would be arriving on the system. This in itself was a direct response to the perceived …

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ISPs lose DEA challenge

UK internet service providers BT and TalkTalk have lost their challenge against the Government’s Digital Economy Act. The pair had been arguing that some of the legislation contained in the DEA had been rushed and was unlawfully restrictive in regard to the obligations it places on ISPs to report users …

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Ubisoft banks on 3DS mainstream appeal

The launch line-up may be packed with core-focused titles, but Ubisoft believes the 3DS will be as big a hit with the masses as the original DS. The publisher has the biggest third party presence at launch, with eight games due in the first few months, including new Rayman, Ghost …

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Pirate Bay founders lose appeal

The men behind Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay have lost their latest appeal against their prosecution for piracy. The court ruled that Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstrom facilitated illegal file-sharing in a way that results in criminal liability for those who run the service. It added: For …

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