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NYT: Video-game companies take lucrative advantage of US tax code, especially EA

NYT: Video-game companies take lucrative advantage of US tax code, especially EA

If the United States tax code were cheese, it would be more Swiss than American — tax breaks and incentives for software development, research and technological advancement were established to promote an intellectual advantage in the US, and video-game companies are in a unique position to take full advantage of federal funding, especially EA, The […]

Vampirism infects Skyrim

Vampirism infects Skyrim

Skyrim will offer the option to play as a vampire via a communicable disease, just as in previous Elder Scrolls titles, Bethesda game director Todd Howard confirmed to G4. These aren’t your little sister’s vampires — being a bloodsucker will completely transform how the game is played, and features progressive vampiric levels, damage taken from […]

Syndicate details leak online via Origin

Syndicate details leak online via Origin

Back in April of last year, a copyright document ferreted out by Superannuation revealed that Starbreeze, the developer of Escape From Butcher Bay and The Darkness, was hard at work on a revival of the Syndicate series for EA. Now it appears that we’re all about to get our first look at the fruits of […]

Court dismisses QB’s case against EA over image usage in NCAA Football

Court dismisses QB’s case against EA over image usage in NCAA Football

Ex-Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart has had his lawsuit against Electronic Arts dismissed by US District Judge Freda Wolfson, reports Reuters. The suit alleged that EA knowingly used Hart’s likeness in NCAA Football without his consent, and as such should be required to provide Hart with compensation. In this case, Hart’s “likeness” amounts to his […]

Final Fantasy XIII-3 gets a head start on domain-name registration

Final Fantasy XIII-3 gets a head start on domain-name registration

This is it — the moment Final Fantasy XIII fans have been waiting for. The announcement of a potential announcement for the third series installment, Final Fantasy XIII-3, in the form of a domain-name registration months before XIII-2 is even released. Please, contain your excitement. Corporation Service Company registered finalfantasyxiii-3.com on September 7; Square Enix […]

Dead Island’s first DLC, Bloodbath Arena, to make a splash later this month

Dead Island’s first DLC, Bloodbath Arena, to make a splash later this month

Dead Island has stumbled into its first week, releasing an unplayable version on Steam, needing a massive day-one patch, leaving a sexist slur in a line of code and, of course, there’s our own review. But all hope is not lost — DLC is on the way. The Bloodbath Arena DLC pack will add four […]

You decide what goes in the Borderlands 2 collector’s edition; also, a survey

You decide what goes in the Borderlands 2 collector’s edition; also, a survey

Gearbox is all ears (and other limbs, internal organs and appendages — they’re not freaks) for the contents of the Borderlands 2 collector’s edition, asking for creative fan suggestions to fill out its packaging. Post your collector’s edition dreams in the official forum, or right here, as Gearbox has promised to read our own thread […]

Rock Band Weekly: Weezer, Janis Joplin

Rock Band Weekly: Weezer, Janis Joplin

Next week’s batch of Rock Band DLCincludes a fourth track pack from Weezer and “Me and Bobby McGee” from Janis Joplin. That Bobby McGee sounds like such a nice boy, type of guy you want to travel the country with, visit Salinas.

Over 500 developers working on Call of Duty franchise

Over 500 developers working on Call of Duty franchise

There are more than 500 people, across four or five studios, keeping the Call of Duty franchise running on a yearly schedule. It appears that keeping the franchise annualized isn’t as simple as one studio takes the helm every year, with the ball previously bouncing between Treyarch and Infinity Ward. This year’s installment, Modern Warfare […]

Infinity Ward’s day in court: May 7, 2012

Infinity Ward’s day in court: May 7, 2012

Former Infinity Ward bossmen Jason West and Vincent Zampella have an official court date of May 7, 2012 to settle their dispute with Activision. West and Zampella seek $125 million in unpaid royalties from Modern Warfare 2 sales and wish to reclaim their contractual rights to the Modern Warfare brand. Activision fired both developers in […]

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