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Antonick VS EA Outcome: Justified or Greedy?

After losing the rights to NCAA and a lawsuit to former college football player Sam Keller, EA takes another legal and financial loss with the ruling of the Antonick v. EA case. Robin Antonick, programmer of the original Madden for MS-DOS, Commodore, and Apple II, signed a contract with EA stating he would be paid royalties for any game derivative of the original Madden. According to Antonick, EA broke contract and refused to pay royalties for games release between 1990 and 1996.

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Is Self Publishing the Revolution the Industry Needs?

When computer games were first created in the late seventies, they were created by only a couple of people. Technology, at the time, only allowed these first games to be extremely simple. There were no real distribution methods and so people had to resort to, in some cases, heading down to their local computer store with a bag full of cassettes, selling directly to the manager in hopes of getting their game available to purchase.

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New Releases this week | Aug 12th – Aug 18th 2013

Not a great week for releases but a week which brings much variety and contrast. two Disney games, two horror games, a couple HD remakes and of course Payday 2 are just some of what you will find coming out in the next 7 days.

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Summer 2013 has seen some of the Worst Games Ever

While most people are still jumping up and down after playing The Last of Us, I've had the pleasure of spending much of the last few months playing some of the worst games ever made. I really wish I was stretching things, even a little bit, but if you've been paying attention, this summer really has been terrible for gamers.

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New Releases this week | Aug 5th – Aug 11th 2013

The summer drought has come and gone if this week's releases are any indication. The upcoming 7 days are rife with new releases particularly for PlayStation.

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Retailers helped kill the Wii U – It could happen with the PS4 and Xbox One Too

ASDA have announced that they will no longer be stocking Wii U units in stores, nor will they stock games or accessories. To those of you who didn't buy a Wii U at launch, this might be news. To the rest of us, it's been a long, slow, predictable road with only one conclusion. And the worst thing? The small amount of shelf space, the complete lack of display, the mixed interest... it could easily all happen again when the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One release at the end of this year.

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New Releases this week | July 29th – Aug 4th 2013

Releases this week include a Call Of Duty wannabe, a HD remake of a 90's classic, an unacceptably hard platformer and a cute baby eating rice.

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Painkiller: Hell and Damnation Trophy Guide

Painkiller definitely isn't in the running for best game in the world, but it can still be quite fun, when crippling slowdown and constant repetition aren't getting in the way. Even so, you'll need a lot of patience if you plan to get all of these. It'll require you to play a lot of online (almost impossible with no one playing) and do absolutely everything the single player offers (more than once), but that platinum trophy can be yours. Especially if you use this handy Painkiller trophy guide.

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New Releases this week | July 22nd – July 28th

Pretty dead week this week for releases (especially for consoles). You just know it's a slow week when Smurfs 2 is the headline game.

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Dynasty Warriors

Dynasty Warriors is Everything Gamers Want – Why is it a Punchline?

If you've been watching gaming communities over the last few months, you'll have noticed a mantra of sorts beginning to form. It tends to be some variation on "if you give us what we want, we'll buy it." It's a noble idea, but one that's not quite true.

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