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Poll: Will the FCC Preempt State Laws That Limit Municipal Broadband Services?

Game Politics - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:05pm

I use Time Warner Cable for my broadband internet service.  Why?  Because I have no choice.  TWC is the only provider available in my area.  It's either TWC or no wired internet.

You may have noticed that when it comes to broadband internet service in America, you almost certainly have only one option for a service provider - if you have an option at all, that is.  There are plenty of rural areas that have no service, period.

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Kabam and Alibaba Group sign China publishing deal

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:43pm
Kabam will also receive investment of $120 million
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Kabam secures massive $120 million investment from China's Alibaba

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:32pm

Free-to-play studio Kabam has secured a massive investment from Chinese internet giant Alibaba -- $120 million, which gives Alibaba rights to publish its games in China on its mobile platforms. ...

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The9 and Qihoo 360 enter joint venture for Firefall

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Three year deal will see equal equity and profit split
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Gearbox steps up to defend itself in Aliens: Colonial Marines case

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:56pm

Developer responds to class action suit brought on behalf of consumers who argued that the game substantially differed from the version promoted by its publisher, Sega, by saying "why are we involved?" ...

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Gearbox Finally Responds to 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' Class Action Lawsuit Allegations in Court

Game Politics - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:57pm

Gearbox Software has asked the Northern District of California Court to dismiss four claims against the developer in the class-action lawsuit related to Aliens: Colonial Marines. Lawyers for the developer say that it should have never been named in the lawsuit in the first place, because the lawsuit makes allegations about marketing and promotional activities that it did not have anything to do with - all that was handled by publisher Sega, the company asserts in its filing.

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GDC 2015 Call for Submissions

Game Politics - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:54pm

Game Developers Conference 2015 organizers UBM Tech Game Network announce that it is now accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels, posters and tutorials through until Thursday, August 28th for next year's event. GDC 2015 takes place March 2-6 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.

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PS4, Xbox One doubling last gen sales - NPD Canada

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:50pm
Hardware and software revenues surge over first eight months, but "lack of truly compelling content" hurts tie ratios
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Crunching the numbers behind an indie game studio

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:44pm

"In three years, I personally went from having $20,000 in savings to $35,000 in debt." - Guillaume Boucher-Vidal, founder of independent studio Nine Dots ...

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Rayman creator helps launch new studio -- while still at Ubisoft

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:10pm

Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel is helping to launch Wild Sheep, a new French indie studio. ...

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Leland Yee Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Federal Racketeering Charges

Game Politics - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:54am

Suspended California state senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) pled "not guilty" to Racketeering charges in Federal Court today. After the proceedings Yee had no comment for the throng of media waiting for him outside the court house.

Yee is accused of offering to help undercover FBI agents buy assault weapons from suspected terrorist group Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the Philippines, and for promising political favors and voting on specific bills in exchange for campaign contributions.

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Streaming games success is elusive

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:50am
The streaming games scene is maturing but it's yet to make a major impact on the market - will that change?
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Get a job: Volition is hiring a Visual Effects Artist

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:25am

Handy with 3ds Max or Maya? Deep Silver Volition, known for the Saints Row franchise, is looking to hire a visual effects artist to join them in their Champaign, Illinois offices. ...

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Don't Miss: Keeping up with mobile hit Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:18am

Kim Kardashian has conquered everything from cable TV to bottled water with some stupendous branding tactics. Now, the branding maven can add the iOS App Store to her list of conquests. ...

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Virgin Mobile's New Custom Plans and Net Neutrality

Game Politics - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:12am

Virgin Mobile's new build-your-own smartphone plans (see the announcement from Sprint here) seems like a convenient way for consumers to customize their bills based on the types of services they use and the media they consume, but as The Verge points out, it's a slippery slope and goes agai

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Big Data, big problems: A Mathematician's take on the state of game analytics

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:56am

"There are many constraints on the quality of an analytics investigation: time and money are extremely scarce, but developers still want insight into data. The problem is that a bad report is a very dangerous thing." ...

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Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 107 - Let's Talk About Sex

Game Politics - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:54am

If you missed last week's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 107, you can watch the video replay on YouTube in video format) or download it below. In episode 107 hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discussed last week's GamePolitics poll (18:58 mark), whether the heft of virtual items should be treated the same as the theft of physical items (27:03), the UK's new education approach to piracy (44:31), The Witcher and sex in video games (56:40), and the San Diego Comic Con (1:04:30).

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RockYou borrows $10m for recycled titles

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:44am
Doesn't have "a single game in development"
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Startup puts YouTubers at its center, and that changes everything

Gamasutra - News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:33am

3BlackDot was co-founded by ex-Machinima staffers and two very popular YouTubers, Syndicate and SeaNanners. But with promotion at its heart, what's authentic and what's not? ...

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Candy Crush Saga confectionary range launches

GamesIndustry.biz news - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:17am
King expands reach of its free-to-play brand in UK stores
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