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Chroma Squad facing legal action from Power Rangers company

By Steve Watts, Jul 18, 2014 8:00am PDT

Negotiation may give Power Rangers company royalties

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"You said a mouthful. I have a friend who used to write for Saban on MMPR and VR Troopers, and ..."

- yesiamaplant see all 26 comments

Former dictator suing Activision over Call of Duty portrayal

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2014 8:20am PDT

Alleges it portrays Noriega as "enemy of the state"

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"I sort of wanted to sue Activision over having Ollie fucking North as an advisor."

- woddemandred see all 5 comments

Capcom shareholders open possibility of takeover

By Steve Watts, Jun 17, 2014 6:38am PDT

Capcom shareholders voted to end its takeover defense at a recent investor meeting, leaving the company open to an acquisition.

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"They just added Minish Cap to Wii U. I wish they'd do this for A Link Between Worlds and the others."

- K1Bond007 see all 43 comments

Nintendo wins another Wii patent troll suit

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2014 10:47am PDT

Nintendo has won against an appeal of a previous dismissal regarding a patent suit. Triton Tech of Texas claimed the Wii infringed on its patent, but an appeals court saw differently.

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Zenimax and id Software file lawsuit against Oculus VR [Update]

By Ozzie Mejia, May 21, 2014 12:15pm PDT

Nearly three weeks after accusing Oculus VR and John Carmack of stealing their intellectual property, Zenimax and id Software have formally filed suit against the company in a Texas court.

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"Obvious money grab. Zenimax wants a piece of that pie. And they're probably going to get it ..."

- zehh see all 95 comments

Oculus responds to Zenimax claims, 'not surprised' by accusation

By Andrew Yoon, May 05, 2014 6:00am PDT

Last week, Bethesda and id parent company Zenimax made a bold claim, accusing John Carmack of stealing tech when he decided to leave id and work...

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"Zenimax translation: "We f#cked up and shelved our own VR Tech because we didn't think there ..."

- tobalaz see all 35 comments

Wii U the subject of latest Nintendo patent suit

By Steve Watts, Apr 21, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Nintendo is facing another patent lawsuit, this time from a company that claims the Wii U infringes on its patent for a "multiscreen personal computer display method apparatus."

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"I can't believe I'm actually thinking about being a patent lawyer. "

- The Grolar Bear see all 11 comments

Proposed tax reform would withhold credit from 'violent video game' makers

By Steve Watts, Feb 28, 2014 7:00am PST

A proposed tax reform bill from the House Ways and Means Committee would create an R&D tax credit for US companies, but would then withhold that credit to makers of violent video games.

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"and/or lobbyists and "conceren troll" groups one million moms comes to mind... even though ..."

- vertdang see all 10 comments

Candy Crush Saga dev opposes The Banner Saga trademark

By Steve Watts, Jan 22, 2014 9:00am PST

Candy Crush Saga developer King has filed a "Notice of Opposition" to Stoic's trademark for The Banner Saga. The legal notice claims a "likelihood of confusion," but in a separate statement King claims this is just a necessary legal step to protect their brand from clones.

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"I hope the makers of Bejeweled etc games sue King to hell for copying their game. Banner Saga ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 15 comments

Rhode Island bill aims to encourage 38 Studios suit settlement

By Steve Watts, Jan 10, 2014 9:30am PST

A bill proposed in Rhode Island on Wednesday aims to encourage a settlement from 38 Studios by easing the uncertainty on the defendants.

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Nintendo must pay 1.8% in 3DS royalties due to patent lawsuit

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 06, 2014 1:30pm PST

Last year, Nintendo had to pay $15 million to former Sony employee Seijiro Tomita after he sued over alleged patent infringement over the...

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"Apple is salivating over those rounded corners. Incoming Apple lawsuit in 3....2...."

- Saldrin see all 12 comments

38 Studios auction fails to find buyer for Amalur sequel and MMO

By Steve Watts, Dec 13, 2013 12:15pm PST

The 38 Studios auction took place this week, and Rhode Island failed to find a buyer for both the rights to make a Kingdoms of Amalur sequel, and the spin-off MMO Project Copernicus.

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"I'm sure it will sell, It just depends on how much RI wants to let it go for. I'd be willing ..."

- soundcreepy see all 27 comments

NCAA sues EA over student athlete settlement

By Steve Watts, Nov 21, 2013 7:10am PST

The NCAA has filed suit against Electronic Arts, alleging that the publisher's settlement with student athletes would negate a legal obligation to compensate them for legal fees and other liabilities.

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"no kidding. the NCAA needs compensation for its losses? WHAT? "

- Downforce see all 4 comments

EA's NCAA settlement cost company $40 million

By Steve Watts, Oct 30, 2013 7:00am PDT

EA revealed yesterday in a financial call that its settlement with the NCAA cost it $40 million.

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THQ files suit against EA and UFC parent company

By Steve Watts, Oct 10, 2013 8:30am PDT

THQ has filed suit against Electronic Arts and UFC parent company Zuffa, claiming that EA shared confidential financial information as it attempted to grab the UFC license for itself.

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"Wow, if they could prove EA did that wonder how much of an impact (if any) it would make on them?"

- mancide see all 3 comments