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Writer claims Assassin's Creed stole his idea, sues for $5+ million
Matthew Jackson

Ubisoft's four-part (with a fifth on the way) Assassin's Creed series is one of the most popular game franchises around, but at least one person is not impressed. A sci-fi novelist just filed a lawsuit asking for up to $5.25 million from Ubisoft, claiming that the developer lifted one of the game's key concepts from one of his self-published novels.

If you've ever wanted to visit the animated Batcave, you're finally gonna get your chance
Dany Roth

There's nothing on TV that is like the original Batman: The Animated Series, and chances are you don't have a Batcave. But you can get both with a little help from the Oculus Rift.

How NVIDIA proved the moon landing wasn't a hoax with the Unreal Engine
Dany Roth

In the ongoing debate surrounding the authenticity of the Apollo 11 moon landing, some shots were fired from an unexpected source.

How science can tell when dudes are pretending to be women on MMORPGs
Dany Roth

When you're adventuring as a player-designed character in an open-world, online role-playing game, you can be anyone. Chances are, however, that you'll still play like, well, yourself.

Watch Yoshitaka Amano draw this stunning art for Ubisoft's new game, Child of Light
Dany Roth

Child of Light is already a dazzling game, but getting well-known videogame illustrator Yoshitaka Amano on board takes the whole thing to another level.

Blast from the past: This Cowboy Bebop PS2 game gives us an inside look at the Bebop
Dany Roth

Here's your chance to have a mini-walkabout in one of the most famous ships in science fiction.

This Chinese gang got arrested for stealing ... inside World of Warcraft
Dany Roth

Just because something you stole doesn't actually exist, doesn't mean you won't go to jail all the same.

Gov't agencies have been hunting terrorists in World of Warcraft. Seriously.
Dany Roth

It turns out that, while you were raiding, multiple governments around the world were raiding with you.

Catch up on the 1st Thor movie in 90 seconds of 8-bit glory
Dany Roth

Want to see the new Thor movie, but don't feel like rewatching the first? Here's the short version in the nerdiest form possible.

Gaming granny sues videogame company for $28k over destroyed virtual sword
Dany Roth

They take their games very seriously in South Korea, even the grannies.

Gamer becomes first woman to set a scoring record since 1984
Matthew Jackson

Anyone who still thinks women can't be serious gamers has never met Caitlin Oliver.

'Graphic' death threats lead longtime BioWare game writer to quit
Dany Roth

After repeated threats on her life and the lives of her family, gaming writer Jennifer Hepler is moving on.