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Overwatch 'cheat' has Blizzard in court against German company

By John Keefer, Jul 05, 2016 7:38am PDT

Copyright infringement and unfair competition is at the heart of the case filed in California district court.

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"Valve lets people use cheats for awhile to get a good feel for what the exploit is doing to best ..."

- chilln see all 11 comments

Twitch files legal action against botting services and owners

By John Keefer, Jun 17, 2016 2:10pm PDT

View bots, chat bots and follow bots are firmly in the crosshairs.

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"This isn't going to stop all the assholes who viewbot. Other domains will pop up and this cycle ..."

- jingletard see all 2 comments

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