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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 ..."

- et72 see all 46 comments

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

Activision pays $42M to ex-Infinity Ward devs

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2012 11:15am PDT

Activision has paid the Infinity Ward Employee Group $42 million, after determining that the evidence against Jason West and Vince Zampella didn't implicate the other employees.

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"42million is like a weak pinch on the cheek. It's gonna take a lot more than that to make them ..."

- cptincognito see all 19 comments

Def Jam Rapstar studio in financial trouble

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2012 10:45am PDT

4mm Games, developer of Def Jam Rapstar, is "rather starved for money" after sluggish sales and a legal battle.

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Report: Reckoning developer at risk of insolvency

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2012 10:00am PDT

38 Studios is in talks with the Rhode Island state government, and the state governor says the effort is to keep the company "solvent."

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"I expected more from a company run by a former baseball player, fantasy author and toymaker. ..."

- Porkasaurus see all 32 comments

NCAA conspiracy suit against EA going to court

By Steve Watts, May 14, 2012 2:15pm PDT

A district court judge has refused to dismiss a class action suit that alleges EA conspired with the NCAA to use player likenesses without compensation.

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Game developer suit against Beyonce moving forward

By Steve Watts, May 11, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Game developer Gate Five has been granted the green light to move forward in a $100 million lawsuit against pop singer Beyonce, alleging that she walked away from a development deal.

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"Makes you wonder why the hell her lawyers/agents/whatever signed a contract with them when they ..."

- MOOMANiBE see all 3 comments

Xbox 360 hit with sales injunction in Germany

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2012 8:30am PDT

Motorola has won a legal ruling in Germany against Microsoft, which would mean pulling MS products from shelves if a US ruling hadn't already issued a preemptive order not to act on the ban.

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"Patents should only be a temporary otherwise competition and innovation are both stiffled and ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 7 comments

Motorola wins patent ruling against Microsoft

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Motorola has won a ruling against Microsoft on a patent dispute with Motorola. The International Trade Commission is reviewing the ruling, which could result in blocking imports of Xbox 360s. More likely, it will be used as a bargaining chip in negotiations between the compa...

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