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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...


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

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Current and Ex-Infinity Ward Employees Sue Activision for $125 Million

By Brian Leahy, Apr 27, 2010 3:10pm PDT

The Infinity Ward drama thickens, once again. The LA Times reports that 38 current and ex-Infinity Ward staff members, have filed a suit against...


"EA bought out Westwood Studios and messed up Command and Conquer and now it looks and plays like ..."

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No Doubt Lawsuit Against Activision Moving Forward

By Brian Leahy, Apr 16, 2010 12:30pm PDT

Last November, band No Doubt sued Activision over the use of the band's likeness in the form of in-game avatars being used in non-No Doubt songs....


"Most copyright suits are bullshit but in this case I can somewhat understand it. Particularly ..."

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Nintendo Wins Patent Appeal Over Controllers

By Brian Leahy, Apr 13, 2010 7:00pm PDT

Back in 2008, a company called Anascape sued Nintendo for infringing upon patents in Nintendo's line of controllers. The jury found that Nintendo...


"The very worst thing you can do for your an advantage in innovation is to release your product. ..."

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Activision Counter-Sues Call of Duty Creators

By Brian Leahy, Apr 09, 2010 7:30pm PDT

The Modern Warfare 2 drama-train is on the move again. After ousted Infinity Ward studio heads Jason West and Vince Zampella sued Activision over a...


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Microsoft Sues Datel Over Xbox 360 Controller Patents

By Brian Leahy, Apr 06, 2010 1:20pm PDT

Back in November 2009, Microsoft pushed an Xbox 360 Dashboard update live that disabled third-party memory units from UK-based accessory-maker...


"I hope Datel manages to beat the controller law suite, I really like the Xbox 360 controller but ..."

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Man Sues GameStop Over Used Game DLC

By Brian Leahy, Mar 29, 2010 12:40pm PDT

In January, a man named James Collins walked into a GameStop and purchased a used copy of Dragon Age: Origins for $54.99, saving $5 when compared...


"One of my very good best friends works at a gamestop also, he's a stand up fellow in all the ..."

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God of War Lawsuit Thrown Out; Sony and Jaffe Win

By Brian Leahy, Mar 19, 2010 3:00pm PDT

As if often the case with many successful intellectual properties, lawsuits flock around them. David Jaffe and Sony's God of War was not immune to...


"It could have been a dude with just the misfortune of having a woman's name. Ever hear the ..."

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Call of Duty Lawsuit Separates "Call of Duty" and "Modern Warfare", Explains Scope of Royalties

By Brian Leahy, Mar 04, 2010 12:58pm PST

Documents detailing the lawsuit against Activision brought by Jason West and Vince Zampella--the co-founders and former heads of Call of Duty...


"Then he should be dead about 3-4 months ago. Activision has taken massive influence on World of ..."

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Sacked Call of Duty Makers Sue Activision over Royalties and Brand Rights

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 04, 2010 5:57am PST

Update: Activision has fired back with a statement of its own, in which the publisher dismisses the duo's claims as "meritless." Original:...


"The people who run the game would be against it for several reasons: 1) Money. 2) Money. ..."

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THQ and WWE Settle Legal Feud, Sign New Contract

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 23, 2009 8:40am PST

Publisher THQ, athletic soap opera organisation World Wrestling Entertainment and toy designer JAKKS Pacific today declared a peaceful end to their...


""...WWE alleged that JAKKS Pacific had bribed the WWE's licensing agent to gain the license..." ..."

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Activision Countersues No Doubt in Band Hero Spat

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 09, 2009 3:50pm PST

In response to No Doubt's lawsuit alleging improper use of band members' likenesses in 'Band Hero' last month, publisher Activision has launched a...


"No Doubt didn't read their contract I'm sure. Activision, while money focused, didn't seem to ..."

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Microsoft Accused of Xbox 360 Accessory Monopoly in Datel Lawsuit

By Chris Faylor, Nov 24, 2009 8:53am PST

Accessory maker Datel taken Microsoft to court, accusing the console manufacturer of unfair competition and monopolizing the market for Xbox 360...


"if they had of done it by the book microsoft would have denied them certification, required they ..."

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No Doubt Sues Activision

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 04, 2009 5:21pm PST

Is Activision really getting sued again? No Doubt! TMZ reports that the band No Doubt is suing Activision for "the unauthorized use of the No...


"Well, if they had a case. They probably allowed the use of their likeness."

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Chicago Game Ad Restrictions Violate Free Speech, Claims Lawsuit

By Chris Faylor, Jul 22, 2009 8:42am PDT

The Entertainment Software Association has filed a suit against the Chicago Transit Authority, claiming that CTA's new policy to not display...


"telling a corporation they cant make games with violent content is a no-go. that is protected ..."

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