Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 10/6/13


"For Electronic Arts, the maker of the “NCAA Football” series of college football video games, the long court battle in the collegiate athlete player-likeness lawsuit is ending — as is the series itself, at least for now. But that wasn’t the goal of the lawyers for the athletes.“We would’ve been happy to have the game go forward. It was never our intent to not have this game [continue],” said Leonard Aragon, partner at the law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP and co-lead counsel for the players, in a phone interview with Polygon this week.According to Aragon, there’s no language in the settlement agreement that prevents EA from continuing to develop and publish college football games."


"If you’ve somehow been living under a rock for the past year, maybe you haven’t yet experienced Telltale’s “Walking Dead,” which closed out 2012 with more Game of the Year awards than you can shake a stick at.And with good reason: Telltale’s narrative-based episodic adventure is some of the most heartrending, gut-wrenching gaming you’re likely to ever experience, forcing you to choose the outcome of numerous horrifying moral quandaries in a world whose ethics have been tossed aside in the name of survival.Simply put, “Walking Dead” is brilliant. And if you haven’t played it yet, now you can download the first episode of the five-part series for free on either PSN or XBLA."

"Education officials in the nation’s second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first round of tablets went out.Instead of solving math problems or doing English homework, as administrators envisioned, more than 300 Los Angeles Unified School District students promptly cracked the security settings and started tweeting, posting to Facebook and playing video games."

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