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38 Studios declares bankruptcy, federal investigation underway

By Steve Watts, Jun 07, 2012 2:30pm PDT

38 Studios has officially declared bankruptcy, amid reports that state and federal agencies are investigating the company.

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"PC version was fun, all it needs really is an FoV tweak. I was entertained playing it, the ..."

- Saldrin see all 10 comments

Activision settles Call of Duty suit

By John Keefer, May 31, 2012 2:15pm PDT

A settlement has been reached in the case involving Activision, Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vincent Zampella, and 40 ex-Call of Duty developers from Infinity Ward, ending the two-year-old legal dispute.

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"Congrats, you know how to view someones post history. You sure are a smart fella."

- Mr Gore see all 27 comments

Ubisoft goes after author in Assassin's Creed dispute

By John Keefer, May 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Ubisoft is filing a complaint of their own against the author who sued the publisher over the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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"You can sue anyone for just about anything. Whether your suit has legal merit is another issue ..."

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Replay Games sets legal sights on Sam Suede project

By John Keefer, May 30, 2012 4:45pm PDT

A new Sam Suede Kickstarter has been launched and it is already getting the some unwanted publicity.

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"yeah they are skating on the edge of the truth. He was involved in creating the character (Sam) ..."

- MamiyaOtaru see all 5 comments

No Doubt suit against Activision moving forward

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2012 4:15pm PDT

No Doubt's case against Activision has been allowed to go forward to a jury, a Superior Court judge has determined.

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"With only the information provided in this little article, I'd actually have to agree with you. ..."

- Naberios25 see all 9 comments

Settlement possible in Call of Duty trial

By John Keefer, May 30, 2012 2:45pm PDT

A pre-trial hearing in the Activision-Infinity Ward case has been yet again delayed as the parties huddle privately to secure a possible settlement.

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"Evidence allowed into the trial, damning PR of activities, etc. They *may* have thought that ..."

- sukabljat see all 6 comments

Epic Games wins 'on all counts' in Silicon Knights lawsuit

By Andrew Yoon, May 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT

The years-long lawsuit between Silicon Knights and Epic Games has come to an end, with the jury ruling in favor of Epic "on all counts."

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"SK is an overrated and flawed developer. All of their games are excellent ideas executed horribly."

- asianwaste see all 35 comments

Konami accused of bank loan fraud over Def Jam Rapstar

By Steve Watts, May 24, 2012 4:30pm PDT

A bank is accusing Konami and Autumn Games of fraud, after requesting a loan to help finance Def Jam Rapstar. The bank says the companies used faulty numbers and false promises of repayment timing to secure the loan.

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Judge recommends US Xbox 360 ban in Motorola dispute

By Steve Watts, May 23, 2012 7:30am PDT

A judge has recommended to the International Trade Commission that Microsoft be given a cease-and-desist order on Xbox 360 sales in the US. The ITC can let his determination stand, amend terms, or send it back for a rewrite.

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"That's exactly what this is all about, Google infringed on MS patents in the Android OS, ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 38 comments

Released e-mails show Activision preparing for Infinity Ward fallout

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2012 8:30am PDT

Newly released e-mail exchanges among Activision executives show the tensions in the days and weeks leading to the company's firing of Jason West and Vince Zampella.

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"Why? Because it's been a whole week? Are you fucking kidding me? They've lost customers (like ..."

- Naberios25 see all 22 comments

Silicon Knights lawsuit has $1 of damages at stake

By John Keefer, May 21, 2012 5:15pm PDT

Only $1 is at stake in the legal tussle between Silicon Knight and Epic Games that started trial last week.

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"Hah. Seems like SK isn't really on the ball where this case is concerned."

- MOOMANiBE see all 10 comments

38 Studios' late payment to RI clears bank; Copernicus set for 2013 (update)

By Steve Watts, May 18, 2012 6:45am PDT

38 Studios didn't pay employees this week, and delivered a check for the overdue funds to Rhode Island before its CFO warned the state that it had insufficient funds to cover it.

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">379 full-time employees Ouch. Thats a shitload of people, think of this: Valve only has ..."

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Activision, EA settle Infinity Ward dispute

By Steve Watts, May 17, 2012 10:30am PDT

Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts have reached a settlement in a lawsuit surrounding the firing of Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince...

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"Go West and Zampella! Screw Activision and the crap they did to the employees of Infinity Ward."

- axiomatic see all 3 comments

38 Studios seeking additional state funding

By Steve Watts, May 16, 2012 3:00pm PDT

38 Studios is requesting additional Rhode Island state assistance in the wake of its overdue payment to the Economic Development Corporation.

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"so he paid himself back and now wants more money from the state?"

- metalremains see all 8 comments

NovaLogic suing Activision over Delta Force trademark in MW3

By Steve Watts, May 16, 2012 12:45pm PDT

NovaLogic has filed suit against Activision, alleging that its use of the Delta Force name and logo in Modern Warfare 3 infringes on its trademark.

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"Yeah... but all creative works produced by the US government are in the public domain, so ..."

- atomx_xmota see all 27 comments