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Sci-fi author sues Ubisoft over Assassin's Creed copyright infringement

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Science fiction author John L. Beiswenger has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against game publisher Ubisoft in a Pennsylvania district court, claiming that the Assassin's Creed series illegally copies ideas and themes he established in his 2002 novel Link. Beiswenger's novel, as excerpted heavily in the suit (PDF), focuses...
Sci-fi author sues Ubisoft over Assassin's Creed copyright infringement

Guest Post: Software patents are broken, and it's hurting our economy

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Editor’s note: The U.S Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) is hosting a second software patent roundtable on Wednesday in New York City, which aims to give the public an opportunity to share their thoughts on how to improve on software-related patents. Josh Hartwell, CEO of Mobile Deluxe, an independent mobile...
Guest Post: Software patents are broken, and it's hurting our economy
Exclusive: Big Blue Bubble pivots to the mid-core market with new 6waves published titles

Google's Punit Soni: We're Not Just Playing Around When It Comes to Social Gaming

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After finding out yesterday that games are contributing a staggering amount to Facebook’s top line, we now know exactly how important the category is to the success of Google’s social plans. Last week, we talked to Punit Soni, who runs games and mobile for Google+, to get an update on Google’s...
Google's Punit Soni: We're Not Just Playing Around When It Comes to Social Gaming

How Chillingo picks winners in mobile games

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The publisher behind mega-hits like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope has a knack for finding mobile gaming cash cows. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- Mobile game publisher Chillingo knows how to pick a winner. Founders Chris Byatte and Joe Wee were the first publishers to stumble on Angry...
How Chillingo picks winners in mobile games

YouTube Livestreaming Call Of Duty: Black Ops II - Boon For eSports Players, Commenters

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Players of Call of Duty: Black Ops II will now be able to livestream their gameplay to YouTube directly from their Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles. While casual players may be interested in posting their games, this is big news for the lucrative gaming-commentary industry on YouTube, and...
YouTube Livestreaming Call Of Duty: Black Ops II - Boon For eSports Players, Commenters

Turiya Media targets game publishers with behavioral data mining

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Looking to stake a claim in the online gaming market, Turiya Media today announced the launch of its Leafnode product, which helps game publishers better retain and monetize their customers through mining and analyzing behavioral data. The company is also competing as a finalist today in the startup competition our GamesBeat@GDC conference in San...
Turiya Media targets game publishers with behavioral data mining

Earnings fall short of target for embattled game publisher THQ

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THQ‘s net income for the third fiscal quarter fell short of the number expected by analysts. The results show how tough the video game market has become for publishers that aren’t executing with a number of great hits. THQ’s Saints Row the Third sold 3.6 million units in the quarter...
Earnings fall short of target for embattled game publisher THQ
Japan’s Gree moves mobile gaming into the spotlight at E3 (interview)

Huh? EA builds an app for sharing music and photos (exclusive)

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Electronic Arts has stretched beyond its roots as a game publisher by creating a social networking app for sharing music and photos. That’s right. It has nothing to do with games. Vue is a free mobile app that EA has released on the iPhone and iPad in Canada and Australia....
Huh? EA builds an app for sharing music and photos (exclusive)
Applifier launches video ad network to monetize Facebook games

Spry Fox sues 6waves Lolapps for copying Triple Town game

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The issue of copycat games is rearing its head in mobile games, just as it had with social games on Facebook. Spry Fox, a small game developer in Seattle, announced today in a blog post that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against 6waves Lolapps, a major social and...
Spry Fox sues 6waves Lolapps for copying Triple Town game

Haze, Adventure Time, The Amazing Spider-Man and more on this week's top paid app charts

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Game publisher Electronics Arts dropped the price on many of its mobile titles for the Presidents Day holiday, resulting in its racer Need for Speed Most Wanted driving up the charts to the No. 5 spot on the top paid iPhone apps chart and No. 8 spot on the top...
Haze, Adventure Time, The Amazing Spider-Man and more on this week's top paid app charts

Exclusive: 6waves Lolapps cuts development staff, focuses exclusively on publishing

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6waves Lolapps — the developer sometimes known as 6L — laid off all of its development staff today, Inside Social Games can confirm. The company is now focused entirely on games publishing. “6waves Lolapps will now focus on working with independent developers to launch and grow their mobile and social...
Exclusive: 6waves Lolapps cuts development staff, focuses exclusively on publishing

Germany's Bigpoint closes mobile division, lays off 29

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German online game publisher Bigpoint is closing its mobile division. The company confirmed the news with GamesIndustry International today, revealing the move will see 29 employees laid off and the majority of the company’s 10 upcoming mobile projects cancelled. The news is surprising, given the speed at which many other...
Germany's Bigpoint closes mobile division, lays off 29

With Betable partnership, SGN is the latest gaming company to prep for real-money gambling

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Real-money online gambling is heading toward the US like a freight train, and gaming companies are beginning to take the steps necessary to hop aboard. The latest news out of the space comes from Los Angeles game publisher SGN (Social Gaming Network) with today’s announcement that the company is...
With Betable partnership, SGN is the latest gaming company to prep for real-money gambling

TinyCo shares 50 percent of affiliate revenue with mobile developers

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Mobile game publisher TinyCo is announcing a way for developers to make money by driving users to TinyCo’s games. They can do so by embedding ads within the content of their games, and they can keep 50 percent of the proceeds. The Tiny Partners affiliate marketing program is intended...
TinyCo shares 50 percent of affiliate revenue with mobile developers

Discovery Bay Games, Gameloft announce Duo Gamer controller

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Mobile game publisher Gameloft and mobile device accessory company Discovery Bay Games today revealed the Duo Gamer, a game console style Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller for iOS devices designed to work only with Gameloft games. It is available now for $79.99 and can be found at Apple.com starting Oct.5, Amazon.com and at Target Stores...
Discovery Bay Games, Gameloft announce Duo Gamer controller

6waves Lolapps Sheds Most Of Its Development Team To Focus on Publishing Games

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6waves Lolapps, the social gaming company that was formed out of a merger just half a year ago, shed most of its employees on the development side today to focus on publishing other studios’ titles. The decision today seems to undo some of what that merger agreement created last July...
6waves Lolapps Sheds Most Of Its Development Team To Focus on Publishing Games
Company of Heroes 2 will feature cool new weather simulation technology for even more strategic gameplay

Play Gameloft titles with the Duo Gamer controller

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Duo Gamer is a new Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller for iOS devices. Manufactured by mobile device accessory company Discovery Bay Games, Duo Gamer is designed to work only with mobile game publisher Gameloft games. It’s available starting today for $79.99 from Amazon.com, Apple Stores, Best Buy and Target. Mobile games may...
Play Gameloft titles with the Duo Gamer controller

Will Microsoft's New Xbox Event In May Reveal Always-Online Requirements?

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Microsoft's follow-up to the Xbox 360, currently code named 'Durango,' will likely be unveiled on May 21 at a "small venue" with a focus on initial details and a 2013 company roadmap, sources tell The Verge.  Because this May event is only one month from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in...
Will Microsoft's New Xbox Event In May Reveal Always-Online Requirements?
After Modern Warfare 3 outage, Activision offers fans a perk

Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm

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Protests against controversial anti-piracy controls hobble game publisher Ubisoft has confirmed its rights management servers were hit by a fierce DDoS attack over the weekend that left some customers unable to play its games for much of Sunday.…What is your recession sales strategy?...
Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm

Copy this: Zynga raises $130K for two charities through social games

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Zynga, the biggest social game publisher, has been criticized for copying the games of others. But when it comes to generating donations for nonprofits in a social fashion, it’s a leader. Today, the company announced that Zynga game players have raised more than $130,000 for two charities through virtual goods...
Copy this: Zynga raises $130K for two charities through social games

Angry Birds Star Wars tests just how far those funny birds can fly (interview)

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Angry Birds has been downloaded more than a billion times, and game publisher Rovio isn’t done with it yet. The company launched Angry Birds Star Wars on mobile devices on Friday, and it also debuted a whole line of Hasbro-made toys featuring mash-ups of Angry Birds and Star Wars...
Angry Birds Star Wars tests just how far those funny birds can fly (interview)

King.com Rebrands Itself as "King"

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Casual game publisher King.com says it’s changing its name to King, underscoring the importance of mobile and social gameplay to the 10-year-old company. Promotions for King’s mobile and Facebook hit “Candy Crush Saga” have been unavoidable at GDC, but CEO Riccardo Zacconi said only a tiny minority of the company’s...
King.com Rebrands Itself as "King"

Call of Duty game publishing giant Activision Blizzard beats earnings estimates and raises guidance

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Activision Blizzard, the largest independent game publisher and maker of games like Call of Duty, reported its third quarter earnings for the period ending Sept. 30, beating expectations for the period. It also raised expectations based on a brighter outlook. Activision Blizzard’s results are a bellwether for the traditional...
Call of Duty game publishing giant Activision Blizzard beats earnings estimates and raises guidance

Zynga quietly laid off more than 100 employees during Apple's press event

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While most of the world was focused on Apple’s (AAPL) press event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Zynga (ZNGA) reportedly shut down its Boston offices and laid off more than 100 employees around the country. The story began circulating on Twitter earlier this afternoon and has since been confirmed by...
Zynga quietly laid off more than 100 employees during Apple's press event
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