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Games of Our Lives — 8.26.14 | Sony Steals from MS, Nintendo; Capcom Sues Koei Tecmo, More!

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Episode 85

Below are the news that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!

Gamers never die…..

Just like the Games of Our Lives…

Capcom Sues Koei Tecmo for 980 Million Yen on Patent Infringement

Sankei’s report mentions that Capcom are suing Koei Tecmo Games due to the patent infringement in games such as Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends and 49 other titles for a total of about 980 million yen (about $9.43 million).

According to the lawsuit, Capcom filed a patent back in 2002 that involves a function that lets you acquire new content by combining an existing game with another piece of software.

While the description of the patent’s full contents remains unclear, it appears that Capcom are effectively referring to the idea of expansion packs, and importing content into the new version of a game. Since the patent was filed back in 2002, it likely covers the concept of using expansion discs in conjunction with the original disc of a game, in order to unlock content, as was the case with Samurai Warriors : Xtreme Legends. [Source]

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Releasing in November

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the exciting new key art for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which will be available in all major retail stores in North America on November 11, in Europe on November 12 and in the UK on the 14th of November.

Metro Redux | Launch Trailer — 2’22”

Latest UK Software Charts

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Far Cry dev: “Video game villains lack power”

Far Cry creative director Alex Hutchinson has told ArabicGamers that video game villains “lack power” and it was his goal to try to create an emotional bond between villain and protagonist to redress the balance. [Source]

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The Evil Within | The Voices of Evil — 3’36”

Nielsen: One-Third of PlayStation 4 Owners Switched From Xbox or Wii

According to data provided to Re/code, an April Nielsen study found that 31 percent of PS4 owners did not own Sony’s previous console, the PlayStation 3, but did own an Xbox 360 or Wii. Seventeen percent did not own any last-generation console. The people surveyed were Americans, age 7 to 54, and were a subset of a total of 1,200 “active gamers” surveyed by Nielsen between February and April. [Source]

Steam Now Allows Multiple Installations At Once

 

Dragon Age Inquisition’s Co-op Multiplayer — 4’41”

‘WEAPON LICENSE’ | Battlefield: Hardline News — 7’38”

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