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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...

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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

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...

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

- lhch see all 133 comments

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....

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

- cell9song see all 22 comments

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...

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

- billy_zelsnack see all 18 comments

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...

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

- agentboolen see all 19 comments

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...

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

- funktronic see all 158 comments

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...

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

- runinal see all 6 comments

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...

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

- Lukiopimp see all 113 comments

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:...

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

- SeraphielX see all 82 comments

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...

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

- AxeMan808 see all 6 comments

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...

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

- matrixneo42 see all 22 comments

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...

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

- kiddygrinder see all 158 comments

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...

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

- matrixneo42 see all 37 comments

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...

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

- radio_babylon see all 21 comments