Former Donkey Kong record-holder Billy Mitchell has lost a court battle with Cartoon Network over an animated parody of him.
Cartoon Network programme The Regular Show features a character called GBF that resembles Mitchell's bearded face and cheats to win video games.
Mitchell filed a lawsuit against Cartoon Network, seeking damages for what he saw to be a negative portrayal.
But New Jersey Federal District Judge Anne Thompson ruled that "the television character does not match the plaintiff in appearance."
"GBF appears as a non-human creature, a giant floating head with no body from outer space, while Plaintiff is a human being."
Equity-happy crowdfunding site Fig will allow fans to hold a financial stake in games' successes, as of its next campaign.
The campaign will launch in December, and will be the site's first to open up investments to unaccredited parties.
Previously, investors had to be pre-approved under SEC regulations and either earn a minimum $200,000 a year or have a net worth of $1 million.
Rockstar has introduced a new, permanent Adversary mode to GTA Online today.
Seemingly inspired by the runaway success of car-sports game Rocket League, Running Back is based on elements of American football.
In Running Back, two teams of up to four players each face off at either end of a road, with all but one player driving BF Biftas.
Electronic Arts has launched a new Star Wars game just a week after the release of Star Wars: Battlefront.
Galaxy of Heroes runs on mobile devices, simulating a "holotable bar" in which players can pit various Star Wars characters against each other in turn-based combat.
Like an RPG shorn to just its combat elements, combat consists of picking abilities and attacks for characters to use.
Charity event Desert Bus For Hope has hit an impressive milestone of US$3.1 million raised, after this year's record-breaking run.
This year's instalment of the event raised US$676,883.57, breaking its own record for the ninth consecutive time.
Desert Bus For Hope, created by Canadian comedy team Loading Ready Run in 2007, sees gamers play a marathon of infamous anti-game Desert Bus.
There will soon be more than 300 playable tracks available in Guitar Hero Live.
Tomorrow, another 28 tracks will be added to the game’s GHTV mode, which is two channels of constantly rotating songs that all players can access for free.
As well as jamming along with each channel, players can queue up specific songs from the GHTV library by spending in-game currency or real world money.
Star Wars: Battlefront's Battle of Jakku DLC isn't just a new map; it's an entirely new game mode.
Seemingly specifically designed for the huge-scale battle that leaves Star Destroyers in the dust, the so-called Turning Point mode features 40 players.
The mode sees the Rebels assaulting Imperial control points in a race against the clock.
Shigesato Itoi has reiterated that he will not make a fourth entry in the Mother series that spawned Earthbound.
In an interview with Game Watch Impress, Itoi said of Mother 3, "I thought I could do it, so I did it," but indicated that a fourth game would be "totally impossible."
This is not for technical reasons, but because Itoi lacks a sufficiently good idea for a fourth game.
2K and Firaxis have released a new batch of screenshots from the highly-anticipated tactical combat game XCOM 2.
The screenshots show off the game's "Wilderness" environment, characterised by the greenery overwhelming signs of abandoned civilisation.
Wilderness maps will span from waterfalls to forests to snow-covered tundra.
“the key question will be, "Does Battlefront feel like Star Wars?", and the answer is a resounding "yes"”
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