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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

Class Action Lawsuit Brought Against Zynga Over FarmVille Privacy Concerns

By Brian Leahy, Oct 20, 2010 1:40pm PDT

A group of Facebook users have filed a class action lawsuit against Zynga over its "alleged practice of illegally sharing the Facebook user data of...

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"then why dont they draw up the contract with language a laymen can understand? why dont they ..."

- CheeZySpr1nklz see all 14 comments

Blizzard Sues Three StarCraft 2 Hackers

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 18, 2010 12:20pm PDT

Blizzard has already proven its low threshold for cheaters, issuing bans for folks who've attempted to meddle with StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty by...

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"I saw more power to em. Hackers should be shot on sight :) [Sits back and waits for much ..."

- Wiz74 see all 136 comments

Sony Moves to Dismiss Other OS Class-Action Lawsuit

By Brian Leahy, Sep 20, 2010 1:00pm PDT

Sony has filed a motion to dismiss the class-action lawsuit, which was filed back in April against Sony over the removal of "Other OS" support on...

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"Ah, but you can put any OS you like on the computer, as long as it's compatible. Sony just ..."

- SeraphielX see all 26 comments

Blizzard Wins Lawsuit vs. Private WoW Server Company; Awarded $88M in Damages

By Brian Leahy, Aug 16, 2010 12:10pm PDT

Blizzard has won its lawsuit, filed in October 2009, against Scapegaming, which had been running an unofficial, emulated World of Warcraft server,...

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"Interesting response, thanks. I think in this case Blizzard's victory is not so much over the ..."

- wedgeski see all 53 comments

Richard Garriott Awarded $28 Million in NCSoft Lawsuit

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2010 6:00am PDT

Ultima creator and Tabula Rasa designer Richard 'Lord British' Garriott has won his lawsuit against his former employeer NCSoft, the Statesman...

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"Sadly, if the target is big enough, they usually settle if the merits of the case take it to ..."

- TheMongbat see all 55 comments

Nintendo Files Piracy Suit Against Online Retailer, Discusses Effects of Piracy

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 2:18pm PDT

Hardware and software maker Nintendo announced today that it has filed a civil lawsuit against the owner of NXPGAME, claiming that the unnamed...

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"Yeah, I've read wolfire's blog too, and I tend to agree with his perspective. To be fair, ..."

- Agrona see all 19 comments

Class Action Lawsuit Against Sony Over PS3 Linux

By Brian Leahy, Apr 29, 2010 1:20pm PDT

Kotaku reports that Anthony Ventura has filed a class action lawsuit against Sony Computer Entertainment America over the removal of PlayStation 3...

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"And you don't understand that UK law overrules any EULA. Law in the UK clearly states that a ..."

- Memphis-Ahn see all 46 comments

EA, Ubisoft, Sony, Disney Settle Patent Lawsuit

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 28, 2010 7:30am PDT

Ubisoft, Sony, Disney Interactive and Electronic Arts have settled with a voice recognition technology patent holder who accused them of...

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"I think it is the same voice command technology I used to use on my Ti-94a in 1984."

- BlackKat13 see all 15 comments