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Clothing brand Diesel going legal on Dieselstörmers

The developer of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams has said it will resist a legal challenge from clothing firm Diesel. Eurogamer reports that the Italian fashion brand believes that the name of Black Forest’s upcoming game Dieselstormers will means there’s a "likelihood of confusion" between the two. As incredulous as that …

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Nintendo wins DS patent challenge

An attempt by a Texas company to sting Nintendo for an alleged patent infringement with its DS design has been dismissed. CVG reports that in 2009 Wall Wireless LLC tried to sue Nintendo regarding one of is wireless communication technology patents. However, some five years later both the Japanese Patent …

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Ultimate Gay Fighter forced to change name following legal threat

‘An unnamed mixed martial arts promotional company’ is forcing upcoming title Ultimate Gay Fighter to change its name. The 2D fighting title is currently in development for iOS and Android and developer Handsome Woman Productions will now poll fans for suggested new names. "We have a trademark pending, but the …

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Lack of single-player presents marketing challenge for Titanfall

Consumers have become so accustomed to movie-style trailers that marketing online-only games is a big ask. That’s according to a producer at Respawn Entertainment, which has claimed that the game’s focus on 6v6 online-only multiplayer means that there isn’t much in the way of cinematic material from which a ‘traditional’ …

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Giggs, Van Persie and Kagawa unite for Thomas Cook iOS app

Zoombugs has released a new Manchester United themed app on the Apple App Store. Called Manchester Untied Challenge by Thomas Cook, the game allows users to choose between three current United stars – aging Welsh winger Ryan Giggs, Dutch striker and former Gooner Robin Van Persie and Japanese international Shinji …

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Valve’s recent Steam T&C changes face legal challenge

A recent change to Steam’s terms and conditions could face legal action from a German consumer rights group. Last month Valve added a clause into Steam’s T&Cs that is designed to protect itself from class action lawsuits. Failure to agree to the changes resulted in consumers being locked out of …

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Kinect’s next big challenge – natural speech

The next big challenge for Kinect developers is natural speech, says Rare engineer David Quinn. Quinn has been working on Kinect "almost since the beginning," and since that time has been instrumental in the Kinect Sports titles. "We pushed speech pretty hard in Sports 2," he toldGamasutra. "There was speech …

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Five indies win Centresoft Vita challenge

Sony and CentreSoft have thanked UK independent retailers for their support during the launch of PlayStation Vita. The two companies provided a massive range of POS to indies and even held a window display competition to encourage smarter Vita promotions. A 3G PlayStation Vita was given to the five shops …

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Lace Mamba goes green with climate change game

The publisher of a brand new climate change game is doing its own bit to save the planet by making the packing as eco-friendly as possible. Brighton-based Lace Mamba Global is releasing the boxed version of PC strategy title Fate of the World on Friday, January 27th. The 19.99 ‘Tipping …

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FEATURE: GameStop rising to the digital challenge

At their most recent SEC filing, GameStop reported sharply declining sales. This gave many a reason to say that GameStop had finally hit a brick wall because of declining retail store traffic, increasing competition from iPads and iPhones, and skyrocketing online sales from the publishers directly to the consumers. While …

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