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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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AMD: Nvidia’s Gameworks ‘represents a clear and present threat to gamers’

Games that integrate Nvidia’s Gameworks development tools are being deliberately restricted on AMD graphics cards, the latter has claimed. Titles such as Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV and Batman: Arkham Origins have all taken advantage of Gameworks and as a result, AMD’s Robert Hallock told a Forbes contributor, performed disproportionately …

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Bad VR is VR’s biggest threat, Oculus owner argues

"I think really bad VR is the only thing that can kill off VR." So says Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey, who toldEngadget: "That’s why we’ve been so careful to say that ‘these are dev kits, do not buy, do not buy!People don’t have experience with this technology. When it …

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Zavvi threatens customers with legal action after accidentally sending them PlayStation Vitas

Coordinates set for consumer backlash disaster! Last month Zavvi accidentally supplied some customers who had pre-ordered Vita title Tearaway with the Tearaway hardware bundle that includes a Vita console. At the time it asked customers if they’d be kind enough to return them – a request that the vast majority …

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Why Grand Theft Auto V is the biggest threat to PS4 and Xbox One

UK retailers have warned that consumers may hold-off buying PS4 or Xbox One in order to play GTA V. The strong current-gen line-up this year will mean the next-gen transition will be slower than before, experts say. Especially as Xbox One and PS4 are not backwards compatible. And games bosses …

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As many as 140 UK retailers are currently in "critical condition"

Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor estimates that 140 UK retailers are currently in a critical condition”. The firm would not identify any of the 140 retailers on its critical watchlist”, but their inclusion means they have either a winding up petition or a county court judgement over 5,000. The stats …

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Iwata: Smartphones and tablets have changed the industry

Not content with admitting for the first time that 3D ain’t all dat”, Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata has also confessed that smartphones and tablets HAVE changed the games industry. Although not as much as many observers believe, of course. I don’t think this is a central factor,” he told The …

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Virgin Gaming: Call of Duty Elite ‘not a threat’

The Battlefield 3 Worldwide Conquest Tournament helps EA compete with Call of Duty Elite, Activision’s social service which also includes a competitive gaming element with prizes up for grabs, according to Virgin Gaming. We don’t view Elite as a threat,” Virgin co-founder Zachary Zeldin told MCV. We view it as …

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Jobs in danger at Sony UK studios

Staff across Sony’s UK studios are anxiously waiting to see if they will be spared from a restructuring process now underway. Sony Liverpool, Sony London, and Evolution Studios will each be affected by the reorganisation, Sony has confirmed. Unannounced projects will be streamlined or cut”, the firm said, though added …

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Retail threatens Steam ban

The world’s biggest digital games retailer is under attack. MCV understands that key ‘traditional’ retailers will drop titles that integrate the popular Steam service as fears mount that the it has a ‘monopoly’ on the download market. Insiders say Steam, run by US studio Valve, serves a massive 80 per …

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