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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.


"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.


"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.'


"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.


"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.


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

- thecray see all 11 comments

Infinity Ward lawsuit going to trial with EA, Activision, West & Zampella

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 23, 2011 7:00am PST

Jason West, Vince Zampella, Activision and Electronics Arts will indeed be duking it out in court next year to settle the big video games "he said, the monolithic corporation said" kerfuffle of 2010, after a judge denied motions for summary judgement.


"Everyone should be supportive and show up, anyone who finds the address POST IT. This game sold ..."

- Icetones see all 19 comments

PlayStation 3 'Other OS' lawsuit dismissed

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 13, 2011 1:15pm PST

Twenty months after Sony disabled the PlayStation 3's 'Other OS' feature, which allowed users to install and run Linux, a US federal court has dismissed the class action suit filed against Sony in protest.


"What about Blu-ray playback? Some of the new Sony movies out now won't play unless you update ..."

- kn0w1 see all 18 comments

GameStop sued over employee security checks

By Xav de Matos, Nov 23, 2011 10:30am PST

A lawsuit has been filed against GameStop in California, alleging the company does not pay its employees for the time it takes to conduct mandatory security checks.


"If they paid their people decently and didn't treat them like criminals they wouldn't have to ..."

- destroy.all.monsters see all 34 comments

EA sued for lack of PS3 Battlefield 3 freebie

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 18, 2011 5:30pm PST

Apparently, getting Battlefield 3 DLC one week early isn't good enough for some PS3 gamers, and one law firm is filing a class action lawsuit against Electronic Arts for "misleading and profiting" by "making a promise they could not, and never intended, t


"don't worry about it. i played it again over the weekend and it's so ass backwards to what the ..."

- dantastic see all 27 comments

Richard Garriott awarded $32 million in NCSoft legal battle

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 26, 2011 9:45am PDT

NCSoft unsurprisingly appealed when it was ordered to pay Richard 'Lord British' Garriott $28 million in 2010, but Garriott has won the appeal too, and is now owed $32 million.


"They should give it to him in NCSoft points, redeemable in any of NCSoft game's item stores. "

- cerealSAM2 see all 48 comments

Scrolls defeats interim injunction in trademark case

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 18, 2011 6:15am PDT

The first, but surely not the last, judgement in the Scrolls vs. The Elder Scrolls trademark case has come down in favor of Mojang, denying ZeniMax's bid for an interim injunction that would've forbidden the Swedish indie from using the 'Scrolls' name.


"I dunno, when you put those two screenshots right next to one another, it gets a liiiittle ..."

- tw3kr see all 23 comments

West and Zampella vs. Activision court date scheduled

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 13, 2011 4:00pm PDT

The case of West/Zampella vs. Activision finally has its day in court scheduled.


Xbox Live class action lawsuit spurred by 'unauthorized charges'

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 15, 2011 11:00am PDT

Microsoft is being sued by a man who claims he was charged twice for an Xbox Live membership.


"Where is that? I'd like to do this but I just can't find it on the web pages."

- SilverSnake see all 47 comments

Zynga sued by Segan LLC

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 01, 2011 4:45pm PDT

Social game giant Zynga is being sued for patent infringement by Segan LLC.


"Shit guys, lets patent the ability to use a website to send information to a database, that the ..."

- Zero Hoki see all 7 comments

Sega awarded $10,000 in piracy case

By Steve Watts, Jul 28, 2011 4:00pm PDT

Sega has been awarded $10,000 plus legal fees for a suit against a Web site that hosted Sega game files and sold game copying hardware.


"i don't know anything about the case, but i wouldn't be surprised if it was related to Genesis ..."

- RikiTiki2 see all 13 comments