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Nintendo wins major piracy protection court ruling

Nintendo has successfully taken an Italian seller of devices designed to allow pirated games to run to court – and won. The decision was made by the First Instance Tribunal of Milan against an importer and seller of so-called ‘circumvention devices’, with game copiers and mod chips given as two …

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‘The name ‘game’ seems to be really limiting for this amazing media’

Games have grown up. It’s hard to imagine someone deconstructing the psychological processes behind Mario’s Goomba-squishing habits (probably an Oedipus complex) 30 years ago, but in 2015 there are countless articles, YouTube videos and even books about the deeper meaning behind titles, their characters and environments. This has led to …

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Region Focus: Italy’s gaming renaissance

The boot-shaped nation is home to a handful of successful games developers, but thanks to increasing government support and new digital possibilities, Italy could soon have the world’s attention. James Batchelor asks local studios about this changing market

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TERRITORY REPORT: Southern Europe

Southern Europe has some of the most valuable gaming markets on the continent. But it’s a territory that’s also home to a handful of countries battling to overcome issues hindering their growth. Most countries in the region are still recovering from the recent recession that gripped Europe. Greece and Portugal …

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Gioteck launches products in Russia, Nordic and Italy

UK peripherals firm Gioteck has signed new distribution deals that will see its products become available in three key new markets. 1C-SoftClub, NGS and Absolute Joy will now handle Gioteck’s range in Russia, the Nordic region and Italy respectively. All three are among the leading distributors in their markets and …

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