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Impulse Technology sues for Kinect patent infringement

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 22, 2011 2:15pm PDT

Ohio-based Impulse Technology Ltd. has sued Microsoft, and a number of third party publishers, for alleged patent infringement. According to the court filing, Impulse holds a number of patents that cover a "wide variety of games where the movement of a pl

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"I really hate the way the patent system is currently setup. A company shouldn't be able to ..."

- OutlawSundown see all 15 comments

Sony faces insurance crisis after PSN outage

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 21, 2011 4:30pm PDT

Sony faces dozens of class-action lawsuits, and one of its insurers wants no part in offering coverage.

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"Surely they had it before the hack? Otherwise the company would say they weren't covered for ..."

- Nehvrook see all 6 comments

Nintendo sued over 3DS screen technology

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 06, 2011 3:30pm PDT

The Nintendo 3DS allegedly infringes upon a glasses-free 3D patent filed in 2003, according to a new lawsuit placed against the hardware manufacturer.

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"This is actually pretty quickly in comparison to a lot of patent suits. "

- one random winner see all 27 comments

Square Enix files lawsuit for Deus Ex leaks

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 06, 2011 2:45pm PDT

Square Enix is ready to fight an invisible war, prepping a lawsuit against fifteen people for distributing an illegally-obtained early version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution online.

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"she was dressed like a whore in a bad part of town. Did she think people were going to be good ..."

- SkyRocketsifand see all 32 comments

Star Wars Galaxies fans threaten lawsuit

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 30, 2011 11:20am PDT

Star Wars Galaxies fans aren't going to take the game shutdown quietly. In fact, some are proposing legal action.

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"Release the source, give installation instructions, etc. DAoC has freeshards, so just incase EA ..."

- Zero Hoki see all 30 comments

Interplay: Bethesda knew Fallout Online was set in Fallout universe

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 29, 2011 6:00am PDT

As Interplay continues to battle Bethesda to make a Fallout MMO, a new filing from the faltering publisher dismisses Bethesda's claims that it only ever licensed the name "Fallout" itself, not its post-apocalyptic world.

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"They can just buy only the assets and leave the liabilities to fend for itself."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 35 comments

GameFly wins USPS discrimination dispute

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 21, 2011 1:00pm PDT

The United States Postal Regulatory Commission has issued a ruling in favor of video game rental service GameFly's discrimination claim against the USPS.

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"I'm wondering if it's because of a change in the back end architecture. I know all of existing ..."

- spazzium see all 44 comments

Judge Denies Sony's Expedited Discovery Request, Squashing Subpoena Hopes Until March

By Steve Watts, Feb 10, 2011 12:00pm PST

Sony's legal drama with PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz (aka "GeoHot") continues. PSX-Scene reports that District Court Judge Susan Illston has...

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"ok, can someone tell me if this is something I should be concerning myself with being that I am ..."

- VeshDrown see all 4 comments

Sony Gets Temporary Restraining Order Against PlayStation 3 Hackers

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 28, 2011 2:00pm PST

The next chapter in the PlayStation 3 jailbreak fiasco continues. The US District Court for the Northern District of California has decided that...

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"You have it issued against John Does. It doesn't matter that you can't identify them yet. If you ..."

- Cruciform see all 11 comments

PlayStation 3 Hacker Case Delayed

By Steve Watts, Jan 17, 2011 11:30am PST

Sony's lawsuit against PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz (a.k.a. "Geohot") has been delayed over confusion regarding jurisdiction. GamesIndustry.biz...

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"Well, this is what this case will help to bring an understanding too."

- L0xx see all 64 comments

Activision Alleges EA and Infinity Ward Co-founders Conspired to Sabotage Call of Duty

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 22, 2010 9:10am PST

The legal battle between Activision and Jason West and Vince Zampella has taken an unusual twist. In new court documents filed this week, the video...

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"It is still a fun game, i like the add-ons like zombies and arcade... still though, give same ..."

- KaganPCusick see all 132 comments

Viacom Sued Over Rock Band Payouts by Former Harmonix Shareholders, Founders

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 21, 2010 6:20am PST

A group of ex-shareholders in Rock Band developer Harmonix, including several studio founders, are suing its parent company Viacom, Gamasutra...

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"This sounds a lot like the, "They'll NEVER sue us because they KNOW if they do, we'll sell their ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 25 comments

Axl Rose Sues Activision Over Slash in Guitar Hero 3

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 24, 2010 6:45am PST

The much-publicised hostilities between Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose and former guitarist Slash have entered the realm of video games, as Rose is...

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"Hmm douchebag primadonna vs conglomerate gaming megacorp? How is this not good news Let's ..."

- indosauros see all 34 comments

Blizzard Sues Second Korean Network Over Unlicensed StarCraft: Brood War Broadcasts

By Brian Leahy, Nov 05, 2010 2:00pm PDT

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Blizzard had filed a lawsuit in South Korea against MBCPlus Media, which operates the MBCGame television...

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"It's just like if you buy a MUSIC CD or BLUE RAY MOVIE. You have the right to listen/watch it. ..."

- Jaradakar see all 75 comments

Blizzard Sues Korean Television Network Over Unauthorized StarCraft: Brood War Tournament

By Brian Leahy, Nov 01, 2010 3:00pm PDT

Back in May, Blizzard signed an exclusive deal with Gretech in South Korea to carry and sub-license broadcast rights to its games including...

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"They're not trying to control all tournaments. They are trying to control Korean broadcasted ..."

- Brian Leahy see all 93 comments