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3DRealms drops lawsuit against Gearbox over Duke Nukem Forever royalties

There's been a lot of fallout from the <i>Duke Nukem Forever</i> launch in 2011, and not just from critics -- 3DRealms sued Gearbox earlier this year for allegedly skimping on royalties until it paid off a loan. All that's now water under the bridge, as 3DRealms has dismissed its lawsuit. The game …

Criterion staff reduced to 16 people

Burnout series developer Criterion Games has been reduced to a headcount of 16 people, creative director Alex Ward revealed on Twitter today. Most of the studio's former 60-65 staff have formed a new label called Ghost Games UK within Criterion to work on Need for Speed: Rivals, Ward said. Ghost …

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Duke Nukem Creators' Lawsuit Against Gearbox Dismissed

3D Realms also apologizes to Gearbox and its president, Randy Pitchford.<p>The lawsuit 3D Realms filed against Gearbox over allegedly withheld royalties …

Take a look at Oculus Rift's 20 VR Jam finalists

More than over 220 teams, comprising almost 1,000 individuals, submitted made-for-VR games to the Oculus Rift VR Jam, with 20 finalists announced today.<p>They are all competing for a $10,000 cash prize, a trip to demo their game at IndieCade Festival in October, and an opportunity to visit Oculus HQ. …

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Video games used to treat childhood bed-wetting

Games treating bed-wetting<p>Pediatric urologists in Austin, TX. are using video games to help children who frequently wet the bed or suffer from other urinary accidents, KVUE News reports.<p>In a treatment called bio-feedback therapy, children are given a series of exercises to do to strengthen their …

Burnout studio Criterion down to just 17 people

Developer Criterion is down to a minimal crew because it chose not to work on anymore Need For Speed titles for Electronic Arts.<p>Criterion released Need For Speed: Most Wanted in 2012, but the studio decided to relinquish control of the series in favor of working on something new. In response, much …

Sony has no American or European plans for PS Vita TV

If you were hoping to get a PS Vita TV, the little white box which hooks up to your TV to play Vita games and media apps with a DualShock controller, …

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Ubisoft's Uplay App Coming to Xbox One, PS4

"The barriers we had on previous generations of consoles go away".<p>Ubisoft, in an effort to ensure its Uplay service is "deeply integrated" with …

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Saints Row 4 gets 'GATV,' 'Wild West' DLC next week

The next set of downloadable content for <i>Saints Row 4</i> consists of two add-ons called "GATV" and "Wild West" that wil be released next week on PlayStation Network, according to the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast.<p>The podcast provided no further information on the DLC packs, although …

GamesBeat weekly roundup: Apple unveils 64-bit phone processor, Valve lets players share digital games

If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.<p>This week, Apple reveals its new 64-bit processor chip for iPhone that could revolutionize mobile gaming, Sony announces a …

Rockstar confirms GTA 5 PSN pre-load times

PlayStation 3 owners waiting to play the PlayStation Network version of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> now know exactly when they can start pre-loading the game files from the PlayStation Store.<p>Rockstar Games confirmed in a tweet that PSN pre-order customers in Europe will be able to begin downloading the game …

3D Realms drops Duke Nukem Forever royalty lawsuit (update)

3D Realms has dropped its lawsuit against Gearbox Software regarding unpaid royalties for <i>Duke Nukem Forever</i>, said 3D Realms co-founder and CEO Scott Miller in a letter to the media today.<p>This past June, 3D Realms filed a lawsuit in Texas state court, claiming that Gearbox — the studio that …

MassDiGI games program receives $1.4M grant for training center

The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute, a state-sanctioned game development program hosted by Becker College, has received a $1.4 million grant from the state to build a gaming industry "incubator and training center" in Worcester, Mass., Boston Globe reports.<p>The grant, which will be matched by …

Fable Anniversary not coming to Xbox One

Lionhead Studios has no plans to release Fable Anniversary on the Xbox One even though it will now be released in 2014 instead of this fall, producer Craig Oman said today on Twitter.<p>"There are no plans to bring Fable Anniversary to Xbox One," he said, pointing out that Fable Legends will be …

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GTAV PSN preload goes live Sunday in Europe, Monday in US

[UPDATE 4] Rockstar has said the earlier announcement of a PS3 preload in North America was "incorrect" and that the game will not launch on the US PlayStation Network until 12am Eastern Time on September 17.<p>[UPDATE 3] The official Rockstar Games Twitter channel now says that gamers in Europe can …

Majority of Criterion staff now Ghost Games UK, core team down to 16 people

Criterion Games, the creators of the Burnout franchise and developers of last year's <i>Need for Speed Most Wanted</i>, now only hosts just 16 employees — the rest have been reformed into a studio called Ghost Games U.K., Criterion's Alexander Ward explained in a string of tweets today.<p>In August, an EA …