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How a Supreme Court Ruling on Ink Could Impact Digital Games

By Steve Watts, Jun 02, 2017 8:30am PDT

A ruling this week on resales of printer cartridges could signal an important step toward changing your legal rights regarding the things you buy.

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"It is also going to make things a mess for hacking/botting/scripting etc. Digital service, not a ..."

- TraptNSuit see all 6 comments

ZeniMax Files Injunction to Completely Stop Sales of Oculus Rift

By Donovan Erskine, Feb 26, 2017 11:00am PST

Apparently the $500 million judgement in their favor wasn't enough.

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"Most corporate lawsuits aren't about benefiting the plaintiff, they're more about damaging the ..."

- bigimp see all 33 comments

Activision moves to dismiss Noriega lawsuit; Rudy Giuliani co-counsel

By Steven Wong, Sep 22, 2014 8:50am PDT

Activision has filed its motion to dismiss Manuel Noriega's (former dictator of Panama) absurd lawsuit over his depiction in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Former New York City Mayor and US Attorney Rudy Giuliani is serving as co-counsel.

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EA granted new trial in Madden creator suit

By Steve Watts, Jan 27, 2014 7:00am PST

A district court judge has granted EA a new trial in the suit it lost against Robin Antonick, the original creator of the Madden series. Judge Charles Breyer stated the jury lacked the evidence for a proper ruling, and should have been comparing source code rather than visua...

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"Or maybe getting a retrial has to do with EA having a ton of money?"

- DragonSire see all 2 comments

Blizzard suing Hearthstone clone maker

By Steve Watts, Jan 22, 2014 7:30am PST

Blizzard has filed suit against Chinese dev Unico, over its alleged Hearthstone copycat "Legend of Crouching Dragon." The suit seeks $1.65 million in damages.

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"Barbra Streisand effect. Let me go play this Legend of Crouching Dragon now."

- st4rdog see all 8 comments

3D Realms suing Gearbox over Duke Nukem Forever royalties

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 13, 2013 10:45am PDT

It seemed the Duke Nukem Forever saga was finally over, released and sunk without a trace, but oh no, not quite. Creator 3D Realms has filed a lawsuit against Gearbox Software--the developer which bought DNF after 3DR failed then finished the game--claiming that the Borderla...

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"hey hi. women can have internalized misogyny too *floats away*"

- ETPC1 see all 71 comments

Nintendo wins appeal in Wii patent dispute

By Steve Watts, May 14, 2013 12:15pm PDT

Nintendo has won a dispute with Motiva LLC, which filed in 2008 regarding patents of its motion-sensing technology.

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Madden NFL price-fixing settlement blocks EA NCAA exclusivity

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 23, 2012 10:00am PDT

EA is set to pay out $27 million and swear not to renew its exclusivity agreement with the NCAA, as part of the settlement for a 2008 class-action lawsuit alleging such arrangements resulted in price-fixing.

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"No names, just numbers. It's pretty laughable in the context of players not getting paid ..."

- derelict515 see all 21 comments

Ubisoft sued over claims that Assassin's Creed copied novel

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 18, 2012 9:45am PDT

A disgruntled sci-fi author is suing Ubisoft over the Assassin's Creed series, claiming that the open-world murder simulator rips off his novel 'Link.'

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"Talking donkeys, talking snakes, whales with bachelor apartments in them. Crimes against god ..."

- Cruciform see all 65 comments

GameStop settles used games lawsuit, California customers to receive credit

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 10, 2012 12:15pm PDT

Console gamers are all too familiar with the now-commonplace practice of implementing online passes. This hidden cost is at the center of a recent lawsuit against GameStop.

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"I dont think you can award yourself the title of GAMER GENERAL. /salute!"

- hirez see all 4 comments

Mojang and ZeniMax settle Scrolls trademark dispute

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 12, 2012 6:15am PDT

2011's slightly silly legal battle between Bethesda parent company ZeniMax and Minecraft developer Mojang over the name 'Scrolls' has drawn to a close with a settlement that sees both parties sort-of getting what they wanted.

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"Fuck. That. Black Marsh should be their first game in the new engine."

- AgentPothead see all 5 comments

NCsoft trying to block Tera launch, alleging theft of trade secrets

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 26, 2012 12:30pm PST

NCsoft is taking Tera developer Bluehole Studio to court to try and block the MMORPG's release in North America, claiming it's built upon ideas "looted" from NCsoft when Bluehole's founders worked there on Lineage 3.

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"AoC was one of those MMOs that really could've worked and been somewhat different but they just ..."

- larrymadill see all 24 comments

Judge excludes Silicon Knights' expert testimony in suit with Epic

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 29, 2011 6:00am PST

A recent judges' ruling in the Silicon Knights vs. Epic Games' fiasco gives a clear advantage to Epic, by omitting discredited reports and testimony of a Silicon Knights' 'expert.'

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"Man what a load of shit. Claiming damages for potential sales of 2 other games that you havnt ..."

- Techy007 see all 24 comments

Final Fantasy XI lawsuit dismissed

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 28, 2011 4:00pm PST

A US court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against Square Enix back in 2009, which accused it of sneaky-doings, concealing information related to its fees and service.

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"I don't know if this ever changed, but at one point even if you cancelled normally, if you tried ..."

- Vincent Grayson see all 6 comments

Viacom ordered to pay Harmonix $383 million

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 28, 2011 6:45am PST

When Rock Band dev Harmonix and former owner Viacom argued over who exactly owed whom bonus money, resolution accountants were called in. After a rummage in the books, the jointly-appointed arbitrator has decided that Viacom owes Harmonix $383 million.

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"awesome. I love Harmonix and hope the judge tells Viacom to go cry some more. I have a Kinect ..."

- thecray see all 11 comments