Ruining the Magic

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CheckPoint Live, now with correct seating orientation! Also, stories about SimCity, Germany and Microsoft.

Vital Statistics

Congrats to IA Labs for winning its legal battle against Nintendo, I guess!

Date: January 14, 2014

Written and Performed by: Graham Stark, Kathleen De Vere, Paul Saunders

Story Graphics: Paul Saunders

CheckPoint Graphics: Graham Stark

Music: Bradley Rains

Produced by: Graham Stark, Paul Saunders

Today

Want to advertise your game in Germany? Don't. This is CheckPoint.

Stories

  • At CES, Pizza Hut announced that they had done over 1 million dollars worth of business through the XBox Kinect app that has been online for a month.
  • Nintendo has finally won its drawn out legal battle with InteractionLaboratory, a patent troll, sort of.
  • The video game writers nominees have been announced for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards.
  • EA is going to update SimCity to allow for offline play and mods.
  • GameForge, developers of Runes of Magic, were found guilty by the German Supreme Court for marketing in app purchases to children.

Coming Up

Dutch developers GameOven have created a two-player iOS dancing game called Bounden that features dance moves designed by the choreographer of the Dutch National Ballet. Because when I think of what a casual dancing game for my phone should be like, my mind immediately goes to the most physically demanding type of of dance a human is capable of doing.

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