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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

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.


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.


"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...


"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."


"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.


"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.


"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.


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...


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

- Saldrin see all 12 comments