Minigolf company Putt-Putt has sent a cease and desist letter to
Minecraft creator Markus Persson claiming that the
game company is infringing on Putt-Putt’s trademark.
The evidence given by Putt-Putt is a screengrab of YouTube
videos uploaded by fans of the game who have recreated minigolf
courses via the medium of Minecraft
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As the are freemium games evil? debate rages, a bizarre
fact is emerging in mobile entertainment: charging for a game
up-front could become its best advertisement.
If a credit agency called on an hourly basis to ask you to pay
up for that games console you’ve had for six m [...]
A company called Dekko has built an iOS app capable of scanning
real-world items and recreating them in your Minecraft game.
The app is currently pending approval by Apple for sale in the
App Store and has its roots in an earlier technology created by
Dekko that was part of another game. The game was Tabletop
Speed (for iOS), which lets pl [...]
A trio of Zynga UK’s former employees have teamed up to form JiggeryPokery,
a company specialising in free-to-play multiplayer iOS gaming.
Matthew Wiggins and Alan Harding co-founded Wonderland Software
in 2010, which was bought by Zynga and translated into the social
game company’s UK arm. Wiggins headed up Zynga UK befor [...]
Sony has announced it’s seeking Expression of Interest from
universities hoping to get their hands on a PlayStation
4 dev kit.
The dev kits are being awarded as part of the Academic
Development Programme, which is an academic licensing programme
for universities and academic groups that want to use PlayStation
development tools [...]
Glove is, but just in case, here’s a quick primer: the Power Glove
was a controller for the original Nintendo Entertainment System
that came out in 1989. The idea was that it could use hand gestures
to control gameplay. It was a cool(ish) idea that never really took
off, but in recent years has garnered a certain panache amongst [...]
At the beginning of Splinter Cell: Blacklist you walk
along a corridor littered with dying men, your colleagues finishing
them off with occasional bullet fire. The men die and the narrative
strides on into a different space. But in that corridor there was a
rare, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it twinge of discomfort over the
actions ons [...]
Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic and co-creator of the Unreal game
engine has predicted that the next decade will bring computer
graphics which are indistinguishable from reality.
Sweeney made the comments as part of a talk given at the Develop conference in Brighton. We’ll be able to render
environments that are absolutely photorea [...]
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Having hacked into a stranger’s computer, I’m presented with a
curious email: My game of the year is Final Fantasy 27.
Giving it back to the Japanese developer was the right move!
Yes, Deus Ex: The Fall has a subtle sense of humour if you go
looking for it; the iOS sci-f [...]
Former games developer and publisher, THQ Inc, has received court approval for its liquidation plan.
The company filed for bankruptcy protection in December, 2012
listing assets of $204.8 million (?135 million) and debt of $248.1
million (?163 million). The hope was for an orderly purchase and
restructure arrangement but it was judged that [...]