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Roku Licenses Hillcrest Motion Tech For Media Box Game Remote
The motion controller used for gameplay in Roku's new Roku 2 line of media boxes uses technology developed by Hillcrest Labs, the company that recently settled with Nintendo over a patent dispute.
08.18.11 | News | Frank Cifaldi |  
Gamasutra Expert Blogs: From Outsourcing To Visionaries
In highlights from Gamasutra's Expert Blogs, industry notables write about diverse topics, including a gentleman's guide to outsourcing, the iOS clone market, what makes a good visionary on a game proj
08.17.11 | News | Eric Caoili |  
Zynga Sued Over 'Prize Redemption' Patents
FarmVille house Zynga is being sued over patents pertaining to "prize redemption systems" for online games, as the plaintiff calls the alleged infringement "consistent with [Zynga's] ... copycat business strategy."
08.17.11 | News | Kris Graft | 17 Number of Comments 
Mojang's Persson Suggests Quake Match To Settle Scrolls Naming Lawsuit
Mojang studios founder and Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has suggested a novel method for settling a recent trademark disp
08.16.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 25 Number of Comments 
Nintendo Files Patent For 'Massively Single-Playing Online Game'
While Nintendo has historically hesitated to fully embrace online connectivity with its games and hardware, the company recently filed a patent for the concept of a "Massively Single-Playing Online Game."
08.11.11 | News | Tom Curtis | 22 Number of Comments 
Rovio, EA Urge Court To Let Apple Join Lodsys Patent Suit
Electronic Arts and Angry Birds developer Rovio have submitted a U.S. court filing insisting that Apple should be allowed to intervene in a patent lawsuit against developers of iPhone applications.
08.09.11 | News | Tom Curtis | 5 Number of Comments 
Id To Release Doom 3 Source Code
At his QuakeCon keynote on Thursday, Id Software co-founder and lead programmer John Carmack revealed that the company intends on releasing the source code for 2004's Doom 3.
08.03.11 | News | Frank Cifaldi | 11 Number of Comments 
Zynga Faces Patent Infringement Lawsuit From Segan LLC
Self-described "product invention and development company" Segan LLC has sued social gaming leader Zynga, accusing it of infringing on a patent regarding a "system for viewing content over a network" that facilitates advertising.
07.31.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 14 Number of Comments 
Lodsys Adds Rovio, EA, Atari, Take-Two, Square Enix To App Store Dispute
Patent licensing firm Lodsys has amended its original lawsuit against a number of App Store developers, adding five new defendants to the case, including Electronic Arts and Angry Birds developer Rovio.
07.24.11 | News | Mike Rose |  
Microsoft Sued For Alleged Kinect Patent Violation
The Ohio-based Impulse Technology has sued Microsoft, claiming that the motion-sensing Kinect hardware violates seven of its patents relating to tracking users movements for the purpose of playing video games without a controller.
07.21.11 | News | Tom Curtis | 16 Number of Comments 
myFarm Developer SocialApps Sues Zynga Over Source Code Compensation
California-based casual gaming studio SocialApps has sued FarmVille giant Zynga over alleged copyright infringement and breach of confidence, claiming that the social giant used source code from its game myFarm.
07.18.11 | News | Mike Rose | 1 Number of Comments 
Retired Sony Engineer Sues Nintendo Over 3DS Tech
An inventor and former Sony employee is accusing Nintendo of patent infringement, saying the company failed to license his glasses-free 3D stereoscopic tech for the Nintendo 3DS handheld.
07.06.11 | News | Kris Graft | 13 Number of Comments 
Square Enix Files Suit Over Deus Ex: HR Leak, Valve Caught In Middle
Publisher Square Enix has filed a complaint against several unknown defendants for unauthorized distribution of code for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as Valve becomes entangled in the suit.
07.05.11 | News | Kris Graft | 7 Number of Comments 
EFF Accuses Microsoft Of Misusing DMCA In Accessory Case
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a brief in support of accessory maker Datel, accusing Microsoft of misusing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to quash competition in the Xbox 360 memory card market.
06.19.11 | News | Kyle Orland |  
Nintendo Wii U Doesn't Have DVD, Blu-ray Playback
Nintendo has confirmed that its upcoming Wii U console will not support DVD or Blu-ray playback, as both features "didn't warrant the cost involved to build that functionality."
06.14.11 | News | Mike Rose | 29 Number of Comments 
Iwata Addresses Wii U Questions, Hints At Online Service
At an extensive analyst Q&A during last week's E3 event, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata addressed concerns ranging from attracting core gamers to the Wii U to the system's online capabilities.
06.14.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 8 Number of Comments 
Apple Seeking To Intervene In Lodsys Suits Against iOS Devs
Responding to Lodsys' lawsuits against iOS developers for allegedly infringing a patent on in-app purchases, Apple has filed a motion to intervene on the legal proceedings.
06.09.11 | News | Eric Caoili | 4 Number of Comments 
Lodsys Files Disputes Against App Store Developers
Patent licensing firm Lodsys has followed up on its previous warnings to App Store developers, and is now suing a number of developers "in order to preserve its legal options."
05.31.11 | News | Mike Rose | 13 Number of Comments 
Priceline Founder Targets Video Game Industry With Patent Suits founder Jay Walker is targeting video game developers and publishers, including Activision, EA, Microsoft and others, in numerous patent suits over multiplayer tournament and in-game credit technology.
05.26.11 | News | Frank Cifaldi | 19 Number of Comments 
Game Streaming Company BitRaider Moving To Baton Rouge
Game streaming technology provider BitRaider has announced it will be moving its offices from their current location in Jacksonville, Fl. to Baton Rouge, La., brining 22 jobs to the region.
05.25.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 4 Number of Comments 
Apple Tells Patent Firm To 'Cease And Desist' Actions Against iOS Devs
Apple lawyers have countered patent licensing firm Lodsys' attempts to squeeze out royalties from iOS developers who have implemented in-app purchases in their software.
05.23.11 | News | Mike Rose | 3 Number of Comments 
Sega Sammy Profits Double For Fiscal Year
Sega Sammy Holdings has posted financial results for the last fiscal year, noting a significant increase in profits despite "the growing concern for the Japanese economic recovery losing its momentum."
05.12.11 | News | Mike Rose | 1 Number of Comments 
Ralph Baer Donates Papers To Strong Museum's Game History Center
Magnavox Odyssey creator and video gaming pioneer Ralph Baer has donated decades worth of diagrams, schematics, notes and patent documents to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games.
05.10.11 | News | Kyle Orland |  
SoftKinetic Brings Motion Control Tech To China's iSec Console
Lenovo-backed Eedoo announced today that its upcoming China-exclusive iSec console will come packaged with DepthSense motion-sensing technology and a pack-in game, both provided by SoftKinetic.
05.08.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
Nintendo Patent Reveals Mood Lighting Peripheral For Wii
A 2009 patent filed by Nintendo has revealed an unreleased LED mood lighting system for the Wii that displays colored lights corresponding with a game's on-screen events.
04.05.11 | News | Tom Curtis | 4 Number of Comments 

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