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Retro console Retron 5 accused of stealing open-source emulator code

Hyperkin’s Retron 5 console has found itself at the centre of an emulation code dispute. Game Politics reports that the company has been accused of stealing code from a number of open-source emulators including the SNES9x (SNES), FCEUMM/FCEUX (NES), VBA NEXT (Game Boy Advance), GenesisPlusGX (Mega Drive and assorted Sega …

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"Aggressive" EA licensing leads to PES 2014 cuts; Rain also missing

Konami has confirmed a couple of features that won’t make it into the extremely promising looking PES 2014. Chief amongst them is the omission of rain. Rain has not been implemented for 2014 as we had to overhaul the whole game and build it from scratch,” a memo posted by …

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Konami adds AFC Champions League licence to PES 2014

The Asian Football Confederation Champions League licence will be present and correct in future versions of PES. The AFC Champions League will be present as a standalone competition and will include all 32 competing teams. PES already includes the UEFA Champions League licence. The acquisition of such a high-profile license …

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Tiger Woods 14 introduces Ladies Tour for the first time

Five female golfers from the Ladies Professional Golf Association are set to star alongside Tiger Woods in EA’s annual golf game for the first time. 2012 Rolex Player of the Year Stacy Lewis leads the roster, while players will be free to create their own female golfers and compete in …

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60m sales and counting for Windows 8

Microsoft has sold in excess of 60m Windows 8 licenses in the ten weeks wince the operating system was launched. 40m licenses were shifted in the first month. That puts the pace of sales roughly in line with those of its predecessor Windows 7. This [number] represents the cumulative sales …

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Konami lands 150 licences for PES 2013, but Premier League falls short

This year’s instalment of Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer series is stepping up the licencing war with EA’s FIFA IP. PES 2013 will boast 150 licenses in total, including the entire Spanish league, every team in Italy’s Serie A, The UEFA Champions League, a host of European club teams and 17 …

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Lack of licenses sullies FIFA Euro 2012 launch

EA has confirmed that just 29 out of the 53 international squads featured in the Euro 2012 DLC for FIFA 12 are licensed. The publisher had never said anything to the contrary, of course, but nonetheless many consumers have been left surprised having become accustomed to EA’s licence-rich football series. …

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FEATURE: How to licence your games

Video gaming merchandise has become big business, but both retailers and publishers are still learning what works. James Batchelor details the possibilities and pitfalls of bringing video game brands to new markets… Video games-branded products are no longer just the impulse buys found in the corner of HMV or specialist …

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Ubisoft grabs twin racing rights

Ubisoft will release games from Italian publisher Black Bean in the UK. The deal means that the Assassin’s Creed publisher can add licensed racing games to its roster, including motorbike franchise SBK and rally series WRC. The firm will also release Black Bean’s other titles, such as its National Geographic …

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Licence ambush scares off new IP

UK studio Bizarre Creations has warned that new IPs might suffer in the run-up to Christmas. The firm behind upcoming Bond game 007: Blood Stone believes recognisable names and licences are the only way to stand out against heavy hitters such as Call of Duty, Medal of Honor and Assassin’s …

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