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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


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

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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.


"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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


"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.


"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.


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

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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...


"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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


"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...


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

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