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Settlement process underway for 2011 PSN hack

PlayStation Network users involved in the 2011 hack of Sony’s console service are at last being offered legal restitution in the form of free games, subscriptions and themes. Games Industry reports PSN account holders who had their personal info stolen during the security breach have been given the choice between …

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Nintendo begins Mario Kart 8 YouTube video claims

YouTubers who have uploaded footage of Mario Kart 8 are are seeing their videos flagged up by Google. The claims are for user gameplay footage, GoNintendo reports. Video uploaded via Mario Kart TV is automatically part of Nintendo’s video advertising program. This suggests Nintendo has made a claim on the …

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Microsoft: Each Xbox One will contain the power of four machines thanks to the cloud

The Xbox One will technically outstrip the PS4 thanks to the power of the cloud, Microsoft has claimed. The platform holder made lots of noise about its 300,000 server network during last week’s Xbox One reveal, but the claims it has since made are staggering. The headline here is that …

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Reports contest Maxis’ claims that SimCity cannot work offline

Despite the fact that SimCity is now working, the online games community continues to target it. Accusations of all sorts are being flung online, ranging from broken AI pathfinding to critical services bugs, but perhaps the most significant is the claim that EA has lied about the game’s dependency on …

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Star Wars Battlefront 3 claims erupt into public war of words

Despite never making it to market, the ill-fated Star Wars Battlefront 3 has caused a public dispute between Free Radical co-founder Steve Ellis and an anonymous LucasArts employee. "It felt like we had turned a corner as a company," Ellis told GamesTM of the game’s development. "We had had a …

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Anonymous Sony hack claims are "totally fake"

For a few brief hours it looked like it might be PSNgate all over again. But it’s not the case. A Twitter user claiming to be a member of Anonymous last night claimed to have once again breached the security safeguards of the PlayStation Network. The individual claimed to have …

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Japanese government investigating overheating Vita claims

An investigation into overheating PlayStation Vitas has been launched by a Japanese government agency. Sony admits that there have been 31 reported examples of Vita units overheating whilst being recharged between its launch in December and June of this year, Andriasang reports. 23 of these were in japan and eight …

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Ouya denies fundraising claims as project hits $5m

High-profile console startup Ouya has once again denied that it is seeking funding from venture capitalists in conjunction with its Kickstarter campaign. This latest development comes almost precisely as Ouya prepares to pass the $5m funding goal on Kickstarter. MCV reported yesterday that founder Julie Uhrman said in an interview …

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11 publishers accused of pursuing torrenting settlements

The names of nine publishers have been released in conjunction with claims that a fresh spate of anti-piracy lawsuits has emerged across Europe. The practise, which has been bullied out of court on numerous occasions, sees publishers contacting internet users with claims that their IP address has been used to …

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Zynga denies bullying claims

Zynga’s CEO Mark Pincus says allegations of internal stock bulling are based on hearsay and innuendo”. It was alleged yesterday that some Zynga staff have been pressured into giving up their shares of the company before Zynga goes public. TheWall Street Journalclaimed that at least two staff had hired attorneys, …

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