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China Hates Blind Loot Boxes, Rules They Should Be Itemized

By John Keefer, Apr 20, 2017 6:05pm PDT

A new law requires online publishers to list all possibilities, possible quantity and probablility of drops in a box.


"I wonder if Blizzard is going to keep its drop rates the same in China, or change them slightly ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 15 comments

Inflatable Mario Spurs Game Store Feud With City, Free Speech Suit

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2017 3:40pm PDT

A Florida city apparently didn't like the oversized Italian plumber in front of the shop and threatened fines if it wasn't removed.


"It's pretty weak if he's allowed holiday-themed inflatables though... sounds like people ..."

- darthfusion see all 5 comments

Oculus Won't Stay Down, Seeks New Trial in $500 Million Zenimax Case

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2017 2:05pm PDT

Warning: Legal terms like 'spoliation testimony' and 'adverse inference instruction' are used.


Blizzard Wins $8.6 Million in Case Against Cheat Maker Bossland

By John Keefer, Apr 05, 2017 8:50am PDT

The German company plans to keep fighting in court via appeals.


FIFA YouTubers plead guilty to gambling charges

By David Craddock, Feb 06, 2017 2:25pm PST

The gaming website where the business partners let users gamble on real games has been shut down.


ZeniMax Wanted 15% of Oculus for Carmack's Contributions

By Jason Faulkner, Jan 20, 2017 9:20am PST

Continuing revelations during ZeniMax vs. Oculus court battle reveal more about the relationship between the two companies.


"Zuck is a weird dude, but he puts his money where is mouth is. Dude believes in VR. "

- DialDforDan see all 7 comments

Luckey, Iribe take the stand in Oculus-Zenimax case

By John Keefer, Jan 19, 2017 8:18am PST

Judge has to intercede when exchanges between Luckey and Zenimax lawyer become heated.


"Well I think they're saying he was doing some of that shit while he worked for id still. Of ..."

- Schnapple see all 16 comments

Carmack in Oculus court case: 'I am not a Mac user unless under duress'

By John Keefer, Jan 16, 2017 12:55pm PST

Former id programming legend was on the stand to testify for VR company in the ZeniMax lawsuit.


"I remember seeing a dude showing off this beast machine running OS2/warp by starting 14 ..."

- spazzium see all 14 comments

Univision wins auction for Gawker Media with $135 million bid

By John Keefer, Aug 16, 2016 4:05pm PDT

Ziff Davis only offered $90 million.


"They got a rid of a decent chunk of regular coverage at the AV Club when they took over :("

- Jenings see all 13 comments

Nvidia settles false advertising class action suit related to GTX 970

By John Keefer, Jul 29, 2016 9:09am PDT

Members of the class will get around $30.


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.


"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.


"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


"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"


"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.


"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