Gaiman, McFarlane fight over ‘Dark Ages Spawn’

Author and comic book writer Neil Gaiman claims that Valley resident Todd McFarlane owes him money for characters that he says are derived from characters he created in the 1990s for McFarlane’s “Spawn” series. Gaiman testified for three hours Monday in a Wisconsin federal courtroom, saying that he sees no difference between the Medieval Spawn […]

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Nintendo vindicated in controller patent lawsuit

Speaking of Nintendo, the company was cleared today in federal appeals court of another company’s claims that its controllers violated its patents, reversing a jury’s findings of patent infringement and a $21 million judgment. The jury back in 2008 found that the WaveBird and standard controllers for the previous Nintendo console, the GameCube, as well […]

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‘Stargate Resistance’ publisher downplays bankruptcy

FireSky, the publishing division of Mesa-based video game developer Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, says their newly released third-person shooter Stargate Resistance is still being supported despite the company’s bankruptcy, which came even as the game was hitting the market (reported here yesterday). A statement from FireSky, published by Fragland and reprinted on the jump, reveals the […]

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Mesa video game developer axes CEO, files for bankruptcy

Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, the Mesa-based developer of the just-released PC shooter Stargate Resistance (pictured), is seeking bankruptcy protection, according to Maricopa County Superior Court minutes dated barely a week after the game’s launch. What’s more, the company’s board of directors and shareholders have fired chairman and CEO Gary Whiting, who is named in a complaint […]

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