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Activision wins first round in West/Zampella lawsuit

One of the two fraud charges levelled at Activision by former employees and Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vincent Zampella has been dismissed by a US court. The remarkable story of the corporate fallout between Activision and the development pair began in March 2010 when it was revealed that …

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Now Professor Layton is heading to iOS

One of the most cherished titles in Nintendo’s portable arsenal has announced its move into the iOS market while Studio Ghibli’s beautiful RPG Ni No Kuni has been confirmed for the West. Japanese development giant Level-5 has revealed that a new entry in the Professor Layton series is in development …

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Yakuza of the End confirmed for West

Remember that seemingly bizarre zombie spin-off of Sega’s Yakuza series that was released in Japan? The publisher has just confirmed it will be released in Europe in March 2012. It’s also changed its name in its journey across the globe. It will be known as Yakuza: Dead Souls in the …

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West, Zampella case begins in May

The date has been set for the trial that will settle Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella lawsuit against Activision. The case will officially got to court in Los Angeles in May 7th, where the pair will sue its former employer on fraud allegations, according to Gamasutra. The …

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Respawn teases first game

Respawn Entertainment has released a teaser image of its first video game. The studio made the reveal on its new website, which also shows off a revised logo, profiles of members of staff and images of the development process. Respawn was formed by ex-Infinity Ward men Vince Zampella and Jason …

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Zampella/West case going to trial

The case between Activision and ex-Infinity Ward members Vince Zampella and Jason West is expected to go to trial. The latest development in the lawsuit – which was first filed in March 2010 – came when a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that there are facts to support the …

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Tecmo Koei reaches West with social games

Facebook is the next step in Tecmo Koei’s bid to reach Western gamers. The Japanese publisher – famous for hit franchises Dynasty Warriors, Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive – hasn’t enjoyed the same level of success in the US and Europe as it has in Japan. But the firm …

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Iwata: Nintendo must look westwards

It’s one of the most prevalent trends of the current generation, and speaking to investors even the president of the world’s most powerful gaming firm has admitted that Nintendo must increasingly look towards the West if it wants to succeed in the modern games market. "There was an era in …

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Modern Warfare ownership under threat

Activision would lose partial ownership of the Modern Warfare IP if it fails in its legal battle with former employees, reports suggest. The California publisher is deep in a bitter lawsuit involving a group of former Infinity Ward employees, led by ousted studio heads Vince Zampella and Jason West, as …

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EA to meet Activision in court

Electronic Arts has lost its bid to be cleared from a bitter and expensive lawsuit between rival Activision and axed Infinity Ward staff. EA’s argument, that accusations thrown at it were without merit, was dismissed this week by a California judge. Activision is suing EA for surreptitiously recruiting two men …

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