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  1. Burton: 'Disney has ripped off our LEGO games'

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    Disney Universe branded a 'copy' of LittleBigPlanet and LEGO games from yesteryear
    Jon Burton, design director at Traveller’s Tales, has accused Disney of “ripping off” his studio’s LEGO series of games.
    Disney today revealed its new home console and PC title, called Disney Universe, which is a platform adventure targeted at a young audience.
    Upon observing the game for the first time, Burton took umbrage to its apparent similarities to Traveller’s Tales’ own work.
    “Disney
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  2. Codemasters latest to suffer from hacked data

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    UK publisher Codemasters has become the latest games company to suffer at the hands of hackers, following high-profile attacks on Sony and Square Enix.

    The Dirt and Operation Flashpoint publisher told GamesIndustry.biz it moved quickly when it discovered password and login data for Codemasters.com had been compromised and posted online.

    "On Friday 20th, there was an attempt to gain administrative access to the Codemasters.com website. This admin access may have
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  3. L.A. Noire expected to sell 4m units

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    Rockstar and Take-Two's L.A. Noire - released this week - is expected to sell around 4 million units for the company in the 2012 financial year.
    That's the estimate of analyst firm Cowen & Company, which expects the game to move only half the 8 million units Red Dead Redemption sold during the last financial year, which Take-Two reports on early next week.
    As a result of this and weaker sales of NBA 2K12, it is lowering its estimates per share to $1.00 from the consensus of $1.20
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  4. 'Gaming is nowhere near the challenge it used to be'

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    On last week's mailbox Ashley Edgcumbe got in touch to ask if if the big three console manufacturers should bridge the gap between home consoles and the PC by allowing users to upgrade their machines.

    This week Adam Cafolla asks if games have become too easy and if so how can developers engage more people without removing the challenge.

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  5. Homefront multiplayer demo coming

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    A multiplayer demo is in the works for Homefront, publisher THQ has announced.

    CEO Brian Farrell broke the news during an earnings call earlier today, though didn't provide a planned release date.
    "It's a fairly unusual strategy but where Homefront really shines is the online 32 player multiplayer capability," he explained.
    "We know because of our strong marketing campaign that a lot of people have heard of Homefront and we think with this new demo we might
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