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Microsoft pondered building Kinect into the Xbox One’s case

Microsoft even toyed with the idea of building the Kinect into the Xbox One itself, Xbox One hardware designerCarl Ledbetter has said. That would have made it a permanent, non-removable feature – and prevented the recent uncoupling of Kinect and console. We actually built models of that,” he said.We pushed …

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UPDATE: GAME loses landmark landlords court case

Retailer GAME has lost its landmark legal battle against a consortium of landlords. Retail Week reports that courts have ruled that Game Retail is liable to missed rent payments incurred during its period of administration 2012. It will now be forced to pay back 3m – a sum the chain …

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It’s time to join the PC master race

PC GAMING WEEK:We members of the master race like to point out that we’ve been playing proper next-gen games for years. In late 2012 I made the decision to abandon consoles and make the jump to the world of PC gaming. The pros and cons are well documented. The pros? …

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Turn your iPhone 5C case into a game on Connect 4

Although it’s obviously not Connect 4 because that’s trademarked. Perhaps Apple’s bizarre decision to cut loads of holes into its new range of iPhone 5C cases wasn’t so weird after all? A new app called Flipcase uses Apple’s accessory to turn an iPhone 5C (or indeed any iPhone you can …

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iPhone 5 scratching issues slowing handset production

Apple’s fight to get the iPhone 5 into customer’s hands is continuing to prove troublesome. It has already had to deal with the iOS 6 Maps fiasco and potential issues with its camera, and now early claims of scratched casing are leading to production issues. Bloomberg reports that senior Apple …

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Activision and West/Zampella could be settled out of court

The court case between Activision and former Infinity Ward owners Jason West and Vince Zampella has been delayed amidst rumours of an out-of-court settlement. LA Times reports that, as on Tuesday, the commencement of legal proceedings were delayed yesterday as both parties spent most of the morning talking behind closed …

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Def Jam Rapstar studio 4mm Games "on hold"

The $8m lawsuit against Def Jam Rapstar producer 4mm Games has left the firm starved for money” and its fate uncertain. Record label EMI took 4mm Games and developer Terminal Reality to court earlier this year for allegedly not obtaining song rights for the rap karaoke game. 4mm Games co-founder …

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NCsoft lawsuit seeks to block MMO in US

Online games publisher NCsoft has filed a lawsuit against the developer of MMO game Tera in a bid to block its launch in the US. According to court documents, NCsoft has taken court action against South Korea-based Bluehole Studio for trade secrets and unfair competition, reports MMO Culture. The publisher …

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The future arrives with Nissan’s "self-healing" iPhone case

Automotive firm Nissan has lifted the lid on the impossibly cool sounding Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case. The accessory uses technology previously implanted in the company’s Muran, 370Z and X-Trail cars, as well as in the Infiniti range. It’s the first time the tech has been used in a non-automotive …

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Microsoft and Datel settle Xbox 360 lawsuits

Microsoft and accessory manufacturer Datel have settled their Xbox 360 patent infringement and antitrust cases against each other. Staffordshire-based Datel originally took Microsoft to court in November 2009 after claiming a 360 dashboard update was issued to block certain Datel accessories from working, reports Bloomberg. These included Datel’s Max Memory …

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