News of the Week; February 19, 2014

1. IGDA criticizes King’s “predatory” trademark tactics

2. Valve DNS privacy flap exposes the murky world of cheat prevention

3. Digital resale rights in the EU: the state of play

4. Time for Some Traffic Problems… In Your Video Games!

5. Women are gamers, but largely absent from “e-sports”

6. The Plight Of Iranians Trying To Make A Video Game About The 1979 Revolution

7. What makes video games addictive?

8. Indie is the new punk – Vlambeer

9. Clash of Clans daily revenue at $5.15 million – Hacker

10. King files for $500m IPO on NYSE

11. EA: You Can Only Rate Our Dungeon Keeper App If you Give It A Perfect Rating

12. EA Deploys The Comcast Defense: ‘It Only Sounds Like A Lot Of Complaints Because We Have So Damn Many Customers’

13. How Will the Oculus Rift Change Game Design?

14. Another Big Month for Sony Game Console

15. NBA execs on the power of video games

16. How Passion Killed and Revived a 20-Year-Old Indie Game

17. Tulsa Oklahoma Looking To Place Video Game Stores Under Same Regulations As Pawn Shops

18. Disruptions: Using Addictive Games to Build Better Brains

19. The Psychology of Gamification: Can Apps Keep You Motivated?

20. Can Playing Video Games Help With Dyslexia?

21. Flappy Bird: What lessons can be learned?

22. Flappy Bird fallout: Apple, Google rejecting apps with the word “flappy” in the title

23. Google’s Ingress Players Are Crazy. Here’s the Video to Prove It.

24. Is the Internet Good or Bad? Yes.

25. The Terrible Toll of Secrecy

26. The Day We Fought Back

27. Spying by N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm

28. ‘Copyright needs a dramatic rethink for digital realm’

29. Hyperlinking is Not Copyright Infringement, EU Court Rules

30. The Australian Law Reform Commission officially recommends adoption of fair use

31. People-Powered Publishing Is Changing All the Rules

32. How Free Speech Online Is Enabled By Not Blaming Websites For The Actions Of Their Users

33. Social Media, a Trove of Clues and Confessions

34. Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People: Narcissistic, Machiavellian, psychopathic, and sadistic