Gearbox And 3D Realms Settle Duke Nukem Lawsuit Via Mediation

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Gearbox And 3D Realms Settle Duke Nukem Lawsuit Via Mediation

The year-old lawsuit over an unauthorized Duke Nukem game has been settled out of court. Gearbox, which brought Duke Nukem Forever to completion after 12 years in development limbo, filed suit against 3D Realms over the announced (and since altered) Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction.

According to filings, Gearbox re-asserted its legal position on May 12. That same day, the court accepted a filing indicating that a mediated settlement had been reached on May 8.

Terms of the settlement are sealed, and unless divulged by the parties are unlikely to be disclosed. Original IP purchase documents hosted via Scribd reveal buyback terms set out in 2010 at the time Gearbox assumed control of the Duke Nukem property. These terms include a provision for 3D Realms to repurchase the IP.

Sony: PlayStation Network Experiencing Problems

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Sony is reporting problems with PlayStation Network affecting users on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Sony suggests a workaround for the sign-in that may yield results, but says that it is addressing the wider issue.

“Customers who are having difficulty signing in should restart their consoles and try again,” Sony writes. “We appreciate your patience while we address this.” This latest service update was posted at 9 a.m. Pacific / 12 p.m. Eastern. 

We’ll continue to monitor the situation and update as things improve. You can also check back on Sony's PSN support page.

Readers Respond: Fallout 4 Hype Leads In E3 Enthusiasm Poll

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Readers Respond: Fallout 4 Hype Leads In E3 Enthusiasm Poll

Yesterday, we asked our readers to chime in about which E3 press conference has them most excited. The responses are clear, and one company has gamers expecting a lot.

As you can see in the chart below, Bethesda leads the excitement with E3 just one month away. Our readers have high hopes for the reveal of Fallout 4.

Reader “masterassassin51” sums it up. “Bethesda’s,” he writes. “Mainly because I'm REALLY hoping for Fallout 4 to be announced.”

Return To The Wasteland In Our Mad Max Coverage Hub

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Return To The Wasteland In Our Mad Max Coverage Hub

With critical and fan reaction to the newly released Mad Max film both quite strong, you may be thinking, “Wouldn’t it be great if there were a new Mad Max video game?” The bad news is that there isn’t right now. The good news is that there will be one this fall.

Our April cover featured Warner Bros.’ trip into the wasteland with Max. If you happened to miss it (or just need a refresher), you can read all of our coverage from that month in our hub.

The game will be out on September 1 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. 

Reader Discussion: Which E3 2015 Press Conference Are You Most Excited For?

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Reader Discussion: Which E3 2015 Press Conference Are You Most Excited For?

This year's E3 is jam packed with media briefings before the floor opens up. As you probably know, most of E3's biggest announcements come out of these briefings, with the publishers and platform holders fighting to have to the biggest reveal.

The press conference schedule has taken shape, and this year, we have a grand total of eight media briefings if you count Nintendo's digital event. Check out which publishers and platform holders are hosting press conferences below:

Which conferences are you excited to tune in to? Do you think any of them will be able to pull off the big surprises we want, or has that all been ruined by the Internet?

Learn About Sharp's Failed Nintendo Television

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Learn About Sharp's Failed Nintendo Television

Nintendo and Sharp have had a business relationship for decades now, but one of the oddest creations to stem from that is showcased in the latest video by Gaming Historian. The video runs down a brief history of the relationship between the two companies before discussing the Sharp Game Television, a TV set with a Nintendo Entertainment System built in.

With the Sharp Nintendo Television fizzling out quickly thanks to its high price tag and low sales, these units are difficult to come by. A simple search on eBay brings up very few results for the television set itself, and the unique black controllers are currently going for hundreds of dollars a piece.

You can learn much more about this failed experiment from Sharp and Nintendo by checking out Gaming Historian's video below.

Nintendo Takes Over Santa Monica Pier With Obstacle Course Inspired By Splatoon

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Nintendo Takes Over Santa Monica Pier With Obstacle Course Inspired By Splatoon

With Splatoon arriving in a couple of weeks, Nintendo took over Santa Monica Pier with a real-life obstacle course inspired by the game. Donning helmets and special Splatoon t-shirts, celebrities and kids were able to attack the obstacle course and emerge covered in ink.

Among those in attendance were actor James Marsden, singer/model Alli Simpson, actress Willow Shields, and more. You can check out some shots of the obstacle course being put to use below.

In addition to the obstacle course, those in attendance were also able to get their hands on Splatoon. The ink-fest that is Splatoon launches on Wii U on May 29.

Choreographed Destiny Dance Party Comes Complete With Stage Show

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Choreographed Destiny Dance Party Comes Complete With Stage Show

It's a fairly well-known fact that you can make your Guardians dance in Destiny, and many take advantage of that ability everywhere from the Tower to the most inappropriate times (see: the middle of a firefight). Destiny dance parties are nothing new, but this crew took things to a whole new level with a stage show, choreography, and some perfectly-synced music.

Using Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape" as a backdrop, YouTuber davidsondavidson99 captured five Guardians showing off their dance skills in a way we've never seen before. The result could have been a disaster, but they actually pulled it off and made it look pretty awesome and entertaining. You can check out the show for yourself below. The dance performance starts around the two-minute mark.

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YouTuber Uses Grand Theft Auto V To Remake Classic Breaking Bad Scenes

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YouTuber Uses Grand Theft Auto V To Remake Classic Breaking Bad Scenes

Breaking Bad and Grand Theft Auto are two of the most iconic series of the past decade, so it was only a matter of time before the two collided. YouTuber LioN KoLLA decided to take matters into his own hands by creating a tribute to Breaking Bad using Grand Theft Auto V's Rockstar Editor tool.

The video, which is appropriately set to Badfinger's "Baby Blue," revisits some of the most well-known scenes in Breaking Bad while still maintaining the Grand Theft Auto flavor. Obviously, given the nature of the video, there are spoilers to Breaking Bad. You can check out the full video below.

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