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Rockstar takes legal action against BBC over GTA drama

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Rockstar takes legal action against BBC over GTA drama

Rockstar Games is taking legal action against the BBC in response to Game Changer, an upcoming drama about the creation of Grand Theft Auto.

The 90-minute film stars Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder Sam Houser, and Bill Paxton as anti-game lawyer Jack Thompson.

"Take-Two Interactive has filed suit against the BBC for trademark infringement based on their movie currently titled ‘Game Changer’ as it relates to Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto video game series,” said Rockstar in a statement.

"While holders of the trademarks referenced in the film title and its promotion, Rockstar Games has had no involvement with this project. Our goal is to ensure that our trademarks are not misused in the BBC's pursuit of an unofficial depiction of purported events related to Rockstar Games.

“We have attempted multiple times to resolve this matter with the BBC without any meaningful resolution. It is our obligation to protect our intellectual property and unfortunately in this case litigation was necessary."

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The Witcher 3's visual downgrade wasn't due to console versions – CDPR

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The Witcher 3's visual downgrade wasn't due to console versions – CDPR

CD Projekt Red has addressed accusations that it downgraded the visual fidelity of The Witcher 3.

Some accusers posit that the studio downgraded the graphics on the PC version between late 2013 (seen in the VGX video below) and release so the game would achieve something resembling visual parity across new-gen consoles and PC.

In a lengthy interview with Eurogamer, CD Projekt Red said the changes were due to technical restrictions that cropped up when the gameplay seen at VGX in 2013 was expanded into a true open world setting.

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Canadian swatter pleads guilty to 23 charges of extortion and criminal harassment

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Canadian swatter pleads guilty to 23 charges of extortion and criminal harassment

A Canadian who carried out a sustained campaign of ‘swatting’ has plead guilty to 23 offences of extortion, public mischief, and criminal harassment.

As reported by Canadian publication Tri-City News, the 17-year-old male, who cannot be named because of his age, mostly terrorised young female gamers and their parents.

When the women denied his friendship requests, he shut down their internet access, posted their personal information online, and repeatedly called them late at night.

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The fourth episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones series drops next week

The fourth episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones series drops next week

The fourth episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series now has release dates for all platforms .

Sons of Winter will be available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 on May 27; Xbox One and Xbox 360 on May 28; and iOS and Android on May 29.

The series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, it is placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.

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This year's Need for Speed is an AllDrive-powered reboot

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This year's Need for Speed is an AllDrive-powered reboot

This year’s Need for Speed title is simply called Need For Speed, and is being described by EA as “a full reboot” of the franchise.

Need For Speed Rivals developer Ghost Games is creating the game. It is the sole Need For Speed studio following the downsizing of Criterion in late 2013 and the departure of its co-founders.

According to EA, the game is fuelled by EA's own car culture community, Speedhunters, and will deliver an experience that's grounded in authentic car culture by diving into the rich world of past, present and emergent trends of the urban car scene.

“Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we're returning it to greatness in this reboot,” said Ghost Games executive producer Marcus Nilsson.

“Pulling on our 20 years of history, and then taking a year out from releasing a game, we are making the game we’ve always wanted to. We're listening to the fans and delivering an experience that will capture their imagination and unleash their passion for cars and speed.”

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Techland ceases development on dark fantasy Hellraid

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Techland ceases development on dark fantasy Hellraid

Dying Light developer Techland is putting development of first-person dungeon brawler Hellraid on ice.

It seems the game was not coming together the way the studio hoped it would.

“We would like to officially announce that our dark fantasy FPP game Hellraid will not be released this year as previously planned, and the development of the game has been put on hold,” it wrote in a statement.

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Destiny's second expansion, House of Wolves is out now

Destiny's second expansion, House of Wolves is out now

Destiny’s second expansion, House of Wolves, is available for download now on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, Bungie and Activision have announced.

The expansion adds new weapons, armour and gear to earn in new story missions and quests, three new competitive multiplayer maps, a new co-op Strike, a brand-new competitive multiplayer event in the Crucible called Trials of Osiris, and a brand new co-op arena activity called the Prison of Elders.

“We continue to be humbled by the Destiny community, and remain fully committed to creating the best experience we can for the fans,” said Bungie COO Pete Parsons.

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EA veteran Frank Gibeau has left the company after 23 years

EA veteran Frank Gibeau has left the company after 23 years

EA Mobile executive vice president Frank Gibeau has left Electronic Arts after more than 23 years with the company.

Prior to his stint at EA Mobile, Gibeau was president of EA Labels, where he oversaw IP development, worldwide product management, and marketing for major console and PC properties including Battlefield, FIFA, Madden NFL, Need for Speed, SimCity, Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Sims, and more.

Before that, he served a four-year tenure as president of the EA Games label.

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Lego Dimensions expansion packs include Doc Brown, Joker, Harley Quinn, and more

Lego Dimensions expansion packs include Doc Brown, Joker, Harley Quinn, and more

Warner Bros. has detailed more of its Lego Dimensions post-launch content, which will include packs from DC Comics, Back to the Future, and Lego Ninjago.

The Back to the Future Fun Pack will feature a Lego Doc Brown minifigure and the steam train from Back to the Future Part III (the DeLorean is already included with the Back to the Future Level Pack, which also comes with Marty McFly and his hoverboard).

There will also be a DC Comics Team Pack that features Lego Joker and Lego Harley Quinn minifigures, and three additional DC Comics Fun Packs will add Lego Superman, Lego Aquaman, and Lego Bane minifigures to the mix.

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Battlefield: Hardline's Criminal Activity DLC detailed

Battlefield: Hardline's Criminal Activity DLC detailed

EA has detailed the contents of the first expansion for Battlefield: Hardline.

Criminal Activity will add four new maps (Backwoods, Code Blue, The Beat, and Black Friday), two new rides, two new ammunition types for specific weapons, a new gadget, three new weapons, a nailgun battlepickup, a new Bounty Hunter game mode, and six new masks (two animal, four police headgear) to the cops and robbers FPS.

The plot:

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War Thunder dev announces car combat MMO Crossout

War Thunder dev announces car combat MMO Crossout

War Thunder developer Gaijin Entertainment has announced its newest game: a free-to-play post-apocalyptic vehicle combat MMO called Crossout.

Gaijin will create Crossout in tandem with Russian developer Targem Games, which already has a number of vehicle-centric games under its belt in Hard Truck Apocalypse, ExMachina: Arcade, GearGrinder, Clutch, and Armageddon Riders.

According to the two studios, Crossout will feature:

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Oculus won't block porn on the Rift

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Oculus won't block porn on the Rift

Oculus will allow porn on its Rift virtual reality headset.

As reported on by Variety, the company’s founder Palmer Luckey told attendees at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference that the Rift was “an open platform”.

"We don't control what software can run on it, and that's a big deal," he said in response to a question about x-rated material on the device.

In fact, companies are already making porn for virtual reality headsets (warning, NSFW).

The consumer version of the Oculus Rift is slated for a first quarter 2016 launch. Here are the PC specs you'll need for your new porn peripheral.

News Index


The Witcher 3's visual downgrade wasn't due to console versions – CDPR
The Witcher 3's visual downgrade wasn't due to console versions – CDPR
NEWS Conspiracy alert!
PC, XO, PS4
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Canadian swatter pleads guilty to 23 charges of extortion and criminal harassment
Canadian swatter pleads guilty to 23 charges of extortion and criminal harassment
NEWS Targetted female gamers.
6
Short webcomic explains the backstory for League of Legends' new champion Ekko
SNIPPET
Rockstar takes legal action against BBC over GTA drama
Rockstar takes legal action against BBC over GTA drama
NEWS Argues copyright infringement.
2
The fourth episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones series drops next week
The fourth episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones series drops next week
NEWS Winter is basically here.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, iOS, Android
Here's our first look at cyber-fantasy cRPG Shadowrun: Hong Kong
Here's our first look at cyber-fantasy cRPG Shadowrun: Hong Kong
SNIPPET Screens, teaser.
Techland ceases development on dark fantasy Hellraid
Techland ceases development on dark fantasy Hellraid
NEWS Game not meeting expectations.
7
This year's Need for Speed is an AllDrive-powered reboot
This year's Need for Speed is an AllDrive-powered reboot
NEWS Not an Underground sequel, then.
PC, XO, PS4
8
Destiny's second expansion, House of Wolves is out now
Destiny's second expansion, House of Wolves is out now
NEWS Yesterday's news, today!
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Warcraft movie news: Orgrim is scary lookin', Leeroy Jenkins might feature
Warcraft movie news: Orgrim is scary lookin', Leeroy Jenkins might feature
SNIPPET
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EA veteran Frank Gibeau has left the company after 23 years
EA veteran Frank Gibeau has left the company after 23 years
NEWS Former EA Games president moves on.
Battlefield: Hardline's Criminal Activity DLC detailed
Battlefield: Hardline's Criminal Activity DLC detailed
NEWS New maps, weapons, mode, and more.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Sony confirms that Bloodborne is getting an expansion
SNIPPET
PS4
RPG: Action
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Lego Dimensions expansion packs include Doc Brown, Joker, Harley Quinn, and more
Lego Dimensions expansion packs include Doc Brown, Joker, Harley Quinn, and more
NEWS More ways to spend money.
360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU
War Thunder dev announces car combat MMO Crossout
War Thunder dev announces car combat MMO Crossout
NEWS More Max.
Here's what Doom 4 looked like before it got an overhaul
SNIPPET
PC, XO, PS4
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. studio announces a third Cossacks RTS
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. studio announces a third Cossacks RTS
NEWS Still owns rights to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Close to 25,000 H1Z1 cheaters banned, five unbanned after posting apology vids
Close to 25,000 H1Z1 cheaters banned, five unbanned after posting apology vids
NEWS Caught the banvirus.
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Oculus won't block porn on the Rift
Oculus won't block porn on the Rift
NEWS A key differentiator?
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Is the new Need For Speed an Underground sequel?
Is the new Need For Speed an Underground sequel?
NEWS Full reveal coming Friday.
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Mass Effect project director joins MS to work on HoloLens
Mass Effect project director joins MS to work on HoloLens
NEWS "I was blown away by the technology and what it was already capable of."
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Rising Tide expands Civ: Beyond Earth across oceans
Rising Tide expands Civ: Beyond Earth across oceans
NEWS New diplomacy, factions, and more.
PC, Mac
Strategy: Turn Based
A Revenant and the super shotgun star in this short Doom teaser
SNIPPET Bring 'em on.
PC, XO, PS4
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Diablo III celebrates birthday with secret cow level
Diablo III celebrates birthday with secret cow level
NEWS Sorry, "beefday".
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Rock Band 4's first six songs announced
Rock Band 4's first six songs announced
NEWS Spin Doctors? Oh god.
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Divinity: Original Sin is coming to console
Divinity: Original Sin is coming to console
NEWS Enhanced Edition to hit PC as well.
PC, XO, PS4, Mac
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You'll need Windows to run the Oculus Rift at launch
You'll need Windows to run the Oculus Rift at launch
NEWS Recommended specs detailed.
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Silent Hills cancellation "left me reeling" – del Toro
Silent Hills cancellation "left me reeling" – del Toro
NEWS Still hopes to work with Kojima.
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Dying Light's Bozak Horde DLC is out this month
Dying Light's Bozak Horde DLC is out this month
NEWS "Bozak" is fun to say.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Double Fine strategy title Massive Chalice leaves Early Access next month
Double Fine strategy title Massive Chalice leaves Early Access next month
NEWS DF wraps up Kickstarter obligations.
PC
Strategy