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Ubi offers freebies to DRM victims

Free games are being offered to some of those who suffered at the hands of Ubisoft’s DRM server problems earlier this month. Some gamers who bought copies of either Assassin’s Creed II or Silent Hunter V on PC found that they were unable to play the titles for a short …

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Sony prepping Michael Jackson game

A brand new Michael Jackson game seems very much on the cards after news that Sony has swooped to secure a seven-year deal for the rights to release video games based on the late King of Pop. The Independent reports that the $200m deal gives Sony the rights to release …

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ORG plans Digital Economy Bill protest

The Open Rights Group has announced that it is to organise a public protest in response to the Lords’ passing of the Digital Economy Bill. The campaign page on the organisation’s website reads: It’s time to show MPs what we think about the Digital Economy Bill. As it stands now, …

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Ubisofts DRM woes hit new low

Having already been forced to defend its controversial new PC DRM to the hilt, Ubisoft this weekend has faced a fresh backlash from gamers after a technical problem prevented owners of Assassin’s Creed II and Silent Hunter V from playing their games. The publisher’s DRM requires that both titles constantly …

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XBL addresses gay rights complaints

Microsoft has confirmed a change to its terms and conditions that will allow users to more freely express themselves in their online gamertag. The move comes amidst criticisms that Microsoft had unfairly discriminated against users of minority or ethnic groups by blocking the use of terms or names that can …

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West and Zampella clarify rights

In a further layer to the already astonishing events of the Activision-Infinity Ward saga, defendants Jason West and Vince Zampella have outlined what they say are the rights afforded to them according to their deal with former bosses Activision. The Memorandum of Understanding gives West and Zampella creative authority over …

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ORG rubbishes Government assurances

The Government’s apparent backing down over plans to cut off the internet connection of those found guilty of file-sharing copyrighted material has been dismissed by campaign body Open Rights Groups. It claims that while Number 10 has on the face of it distanced itself from talk of disconnecting individuals, the …

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EA to grab NBA Jam licence?

American sports broadcaster ESPN is reporting that EA is preparing to announce its capture of cherished retro games franchise NBA Jam. Midway’s NBA Jam was both an arcade and 16bit hit in the early ‘90s, shunning the simulation approach of rival titles in favour of an arcadey two-on-two approach. Special …

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CID The Dummy deal agreed

A dispute between Italian studio Twelve Interactive and UK firm OG International concerning the rights to the CID Dummy franchise has reportedly been resolved, according to Edge. The two set upon one another following the collapse of UK publisher Oxygen, from whom OGI – which is headed by former Oxygen …

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Nickelodeon buys TMNT rights

Viacom’s global kids entertainment network Nickelodeon has paid 5.9m to capture the worldwide rights to the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand from The Mirage Group. The firm has pledged to continue working with many of the Turtles’ existing licensing partners, though question marks remain over the long-term future of …

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