Lawsuit Seeks To Stop New Duke Nukem Game Teased By Original Studio

The studio that spent 12 years unable to finish Duke Nukem Forever and the one that finally did in 2011 are back in court again, this time over a Duke Nukem game for PC and PlayStation that was teased earlier this month.


Kid Shot Dead By Cops, Witnesses Say He Was Holding Wii Remote

Police say that 17-year-old Christopher Roupe was shot and killed because he answered the door pointing a gun. Everyone except the police say he opened the door holding a Wii Remote.


Cease And Desist! Toei Animation Looks To Tackle Chinese Bootleggers

Toei Animation, the Japanese animation powerhouse behind some of our (and hopefully your) favourite animations, has started to investigate and send out cease and desist notices to Chinese companies for copyright infringement.


Indie Creator Of CandySwipe Fumes Over Candy Crush Saga Trademark Move

The maker of a little-known match-3 game involving candy pieces says he’s being steamrollered by the scorched-earth trademark strategy of the casual gaming powerhouse Candy Crush Saga, despite the fact his game and its name are two years older.


'Fraud' Pretends To Be Ubisoft, Tries Cancelling Watch Dogs' Trademark

Well, this is weird. Someone has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to scrub the trademark for Ubisoft’s upcoming Watch Dogs. A request that’s been called “fraudulent”, since it didn’t actually come from Ubisoft.


Candy Crush Makers: We Should Never Have Published 'Cloned' Game

The makers of Candy Crush Saga have issued a lengthy defence of their actions, with regard to a couple of notorious trademark applications and allegations it deliberately cloned a game whose makers reached a deal with another publisher. “Our policy is to protect our IP and also respect the IP of others,” writes Riccardo Zacconi, King’s CEO and co-founder in a statement appended to his company’s corporate site today.


Judge Throws Out $US11 Million Award To Madden's Original Programmer

A US federal judge threw out a jury’s award of $US11 million to the programmer of the original John Madden Football, saying there was no evidence Electronic Arts copied his work for use in future editions of the game without paying royalties to which he would be entitled.


The Creators Of The Banner Saga Are Fighting To Keep The Game's Name

The creators of the Banner Saga are fighting to keep the game’s name. Stoic Studios has sent in a statement.


Candy Crush Makers Say They're Going After Copycats, Not Banner Saga

The makers of Candy Crush Saga, who have filed for a trademark on video games with the name “candy” and are opposing the trademark application of The Banner Saga, (pictured) say they are “not trying to stop Banner Saga from using its name” but are compelled to defend their position under trademark law.


Founder Of Ultra-Arcade Cabinet Company Gets Two-Year Prison Term

The founder of the Ultracade, a MAME-type arcade cabinet that once was a status item among video game connoisseurs, will spend the next two years in a federal prison for secretly copying and selling video games and code whose rights he had sold to another company.