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Resident Evil 7: the immersive gaming experience of the year?

Andy Moseby
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I know we’re only a month into 2017, but I’m calling it. The most immersive gaming experience of the year? Playing Resident Evil 7 on the PSVR.  Yes, a lot of the finer graphical detail is lost (although who looks at the...

Happy 15th Birthday, Xbox

Andy Moseby
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Fifteen years ago this week, Microsoft’s whopping 8lb 8oz baby – the original Xbox – was born.  We played a hand in the delivery, too – advising on the UK launch which took place in March 2002. Before the Xbox, the name...

No Man's Sky cleared for launch

Peter Dalton
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The hype around No Man’s Sky is now reaching fever pitch, as it approaches its 9 August release date (following a delay from 21 June).  For those unaware, No Man’s Sky is a procedurally generated space exploration game in which players can...

Pokemon are everywhere

Andy Moseby
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It’s been less than a week since the launch of augmented-reality GPS mobile app Pokémon Go in the US, Australia and New Zealand yet it’s becoming increasing difficult to believe some of the stories circulating on the internet about the...

The return of video games to TV

Rupam Davé
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If I were to ask you which TV series comes to the front of your mind when you think about video-gaming, I bet GamesMaster would be your first thought (points are also awarded for Bad Influence! , Bits and Videogame Nation ).  Believe it or...

A bad week for Nintendo

Andy Moseby
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Last week was not the best Nintendo has ever had. After announcing on Wednesday that its next-gen replacement for the Wii U (codenamed “NX”) would miss the Christmas shopping window and be released in March 2017, we found out yesterday that...

eSports comes to the Rio 2016 Olympics

Andy Moseby
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Clickbait blogpost titles aside, we still know little more about what to expect from the new eGames competition announced at the London Games’ Festival earlier in the month.  Taking place during the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, the eGames are...

The videogames industry: a major opportunity for the UK

Peter Dalton
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Nick Allan and I attended a seminar on the gaming industry at Whitehall last week. The event, titled  “Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar: The UK video games industry: technology, policy priorities and new avenues for growth”, was well worth...

Update from ICE: challenges and opportunities for the gaming machine sector

Stephen McGinley
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At last week’s ICE Totally Gaming trade event for the gambling industry, the Society for the Study of Gambling  hosted a presentation by John White. John is CEO of BACTA, the principal trade association for the amusement and gaming machine...

eSports players rights: or how I made my wife care about eSports

Andy Moseby
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My wife isn’t a gamer. Actually, it’s more accurate to say she’s a lapsed-gamer. She’s the only person I’ve ever met who finished Ghouls and Ghosts , but she lost interest some time after GoldenEye and since then...

Activision Blizzard v Savimbi: the latest image rights legal battle

Andy Moseby
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The €1m claim being brought by the family of Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi against Activision Blizzard for the way he is depicted in Call of Duty: Black Ops II is just the latest in the long line of legal battles over image rights in...

2016: the year of eSports?

Andy Moseby
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Just a few months after Activision Blizzard splurged $46 million on buying Major League Gaming (prompting commentators to ask ‘ Can Activision Blizzard create the ESPN of eSports ? ’), it looks like ESPN are also pretty set on becoming the...

A minefield of smartphone based patent disputes: Nvidia v Samsung

Peter Dalton
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Nvidia found itself in trouble at the end of the 2015 in respect of a patent dispute with Samsung. Nvidia started the dispute by suing Samsung in September 2014 for infringing its GPU technology patents. Samsung countersued Nvidia for patent...

Virag, S.R.L v Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC et al

Nick Allan
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Sony Computer Entertainment has succeeded in striking out a claim made against it in California by Italian flooring company, VIRAG.  Case The owner of VIRAG , Mirco Virag , is a professional racing driver on the European Rally Circuit and his...

Arcade Olympics games event and VR/AR technology

Andy Moseby
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We’re hosting a games event this week, and as well as giving us the opportunity for FIFA16 bragging rights over colleagues and clients, we’ve also been mucking about with an Oculus Rift. Even though we’re still probably six months away...

Microsoft remotely blocking pirated video games in Windows 10

Peter Dalton
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Windows 10, Microsoft’s recent update to its Windows operating system and has been garnering generally positive reviews, after the misstep that was Windows 8. One new feature which wasn't widely publicised by Microsoft, but has been picked up by...

Five (avoidable) legal mistakes made by games companies - part three

Andy Moseby
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Following on from my last post , here is part three of my short guide to the five most common legal pitfalls for games companies. 3.  Establishing ownership and use of key IP A buyer wants to know that a company owns its key assets. It will be keen...

Game of War: the future of pay to play?

Andy Moseby
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Unless you’ve somehow managed to avoid accessing the internet or watching television for six months, you might have noticed that Kate Upton’s cleavage is currently endorsing Machine Zone’s latest smartphone game Game of War: Fire Age ....

Cloud gaming comes to the UK

Nick Allan
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Upon logging into the Playstation Store over the weekend, I noticed that the open beta for Playstation Now was available. If you have not already come across Playstation Now, it is one of the two major cloud game streaming services available at the...

Five (avoidable) legal mistakes made by games companies - part two

Andy Moseby
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Following on from my previous post , here is part two of my short guide to the five most common legal pitfalls for games companies. 2.  Giving shares to founders or early contributors Let’s say you set up an independent developer. A couple of...

Gaming blues - the PC version of Arkham Knight and consumer rights

Peter Dalton
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Big AAA titles usually launch under a weight of expectation. Unfortunately it’s not uncommon for such titles to struggle under this weight, especially when launching on multiple platforms. Sadly, the latest victim of this is the final instalment in...

Five (avoidable) legal mistakes made by games companies - part one

Andy Moseby
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$1.5 billion for Mohang, $2 billion for Oculus VR, $970- billion for Twitch. It’s hard to ignore the numbers and it’s no wonder that many of the games developers we see have a clear exit strategy and an even clearer dream of appearing in next...

Welcome to our new gaming blog

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Welcome to our new regular blog post – a look at the latest events, news and legal issues in the gaming world. Our team of gaming experts (we’d say that extends to our in-game skills, but that could be an exaggeration), including  Andy...