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Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Turn into Lego Game + Ubisoft Refuses EA's Attempted "Ghost" Trademark + MORE
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Turn into Lego Game


For those looking forward to an actual video game adaptation for the highly acclaimed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, get ready to have your dreams crushed/fulfilled (no in between) as Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will turn into a Lego game.

The game, entitled Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is being developed by TT Games, the studio behind Lego games. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature characters from the film such as Finn, Rey, Poe, Kylo Ren, Han Solo, and BB-8.

Check out the trailer here
YouTube™ Video: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Announcement Trailer | PS4, PS3, PS Vita 
Views: 236,368
LEGO Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise and immerses fans in the new Star Wars adventure like never before.




 

EA Files for "Ghosts" Trademark, Refused by Ubisoft


EA is no stranger to making headlines for all the wrong reasons, and it seems like they're living up to the name once again, filing for trademark on "Ghost".

The whole thing started March last year, when EA applied to trademark "Ghost" for its Ghost Games studio. Of course, Ubisoft would naturally decline the idea, as the publisher has been using the Ghost Recon mark since November 13, 2001. Though they initially opposed the trademark on August last year, legal action has yet to made until January 29.
Originally posted by opposition filing:
"Applicant's Mark so resembles Opposer's Ghost Recon marks alleged herein as to be likely, when used in connection with the goods and services identified in the Applications, to cause confusion, to cause mistake, or to deceive.

Consumers are likely to believe, mistakenly, that the goods and services Applicant offers under Applicant's Mark are provided, sponsored, endorsed, or approved by Opposers, or are in some way affiliated, connected, or associated with Opposers, all to the detriment of Opposers"

Source: PC Gamer 


 

Footage from Unreleased Dark Knight Tie-In Released


Popular YouTube gaming channel Didyouknowgaming has released a video clearing off rumors regarding The Dark Knight's unreleased video game tie-in.

Watch it here
YouTube™ Video: Batman's Cancelled The Dark Knight Game - Unseen64 
Views: 630,445
SUBSCRIBE for more gaming trivia ▶ http://bit.ly/DYKG_Subscribe Check out Liam's Videos ▶ http://bit.ly/1TjQT7I ▼ MORE LINKS BELOW ▼ Unseen64 is an independent, non-profit online archive dedicated to...



Capcom to Feature Street Fighter V in Wizard World Gaming


Capcom and Wizard World Inc. have announced that they will feature Street Fighter V in Wizard World Gaming events throughout 2016, beginning in Portland, Ore., from February 19-21 at the Oregon Convention Center. Attendees to the event will have the chance to try out Street Fighter V first-hand at the Capcom free play area, as well as competing in a tournament for $3,000 as well as other prizes, with the footage streamed live online.
Originally posted by John Macaluso, CEO, Wizard World, Inc.:
"With the much-anticipated release of Street Fighter V on February 16, we are excited about havingCapcom on board as we roll out our gaming shows across the country. Wizard World live events will be a prime place for both established pros and casual gamers to square off head-to-head amongst their peers, gaming influencers and TV and film celebrities."

The list of event cities are as followed: St. Louis (April 1-3); Minneapolis (May 6-8); Philadelphia (June 2-5); Sacramento, Calif. (June 17-19); Columbus, Ohio (July 29-31); Orlando, Fla. (August 5-7); Chicago (August 18-21); Austin, Texas (September 23-25); and Pittsburgh (Nov. 4-6).

Source: Business Wire.


Ubisoft Promises to Get Rid of Cheating in The Division


Some of you may have heard of the reports from Steam users who couldn’t access The Division beta. Ubisoft was aware of the situation though, and fixed the issue after some investigations.

The overall beta showed much potential, though there are cheating issues in the closed beta.Ubisoft of course addressed the problem once again in a statement:
Originally posted by Ubisoft:
"We are aware of the cheating issues in the Closed Beta on PC. The team is fully committed to providing solutions against this and a system will be in place to ensure a fair experience for players when the game is released on March 8."

Source:
PC Gamer 
VG 24/7


Crowdfunded Game Aborted Due to Money Misuse


Eric Tereshinski has been developing Ant Simulator for a while now, and he recently announced that he will be abandoning the project due to his business partners spedning almost all of the game's budget on alcohol and strippers.
Originally posted by Tereshinski:
"I recently found out that my ex-business partners were secretly stealing company money. They had secretly spent the overwhelming majority of both our Kickstarter money and the Ant Simulator investment money on liquor, restaurants, bars and even strippers."

You can understand how crushed he is, as he has been partners with these individuals for 11 years. Though there's virtually no chance of releasing the game at all, Tereshinski's ex-business partners have threatened to sue should he try and release the game independently.
Originally posted by Tereshinski:
"I’m very pissed off I lost money. I lost over a year in work. And I lost a game that I loved and I was proud of and I was really looking forward to releasing on Steam and PS4. It was supposed to be my first big step in really taking a shot at making video games as a career. But I have to start over now."

You can watch his video confession here
YouTube™ Video: Ant Simulator is canceled. Eric Tereshinski resigns from ETeeski LLC. 
Views: 476,328


The "business partners" mentioned are Tyler Monce and Devon Staley, who denied all allegations towards them.
Originally posted by Monce:
"I don’t know why he’s painting that picture, but the reality is that anything that was spent in a bar or restaurant was very reasonable in nature when you look at any business, including video game companies. It was part of our operating budget, it’s not anything that was excessive. It was all reported to the IRS. The picture he’s painting about that is 100 percent bullshit."

Source:
Moviepilot
Kotaku 



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