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News of the Week; August 30, 2017

GAMES Atari Sues Nestle Over A KitKat Commercial With An Homage To ‘Breakout’ Judge tosses case brought by Magic: the Gathering judge who wants to be paid – “The complaint makes clear that Defendant’s program is purely voluntary.” Mass Effect takes a dirt nap: Mismanaged since poor decisions on Mass Effect 3, one of EA’s big franchises […]

News of the Week; August 23, 2017

GAMES Give me a break: Atari suing Nestle over alleged Breakout-themed Kit Kat ads Atari sues Nestle, says Kit Kat video game ad violates Breakout copyright: Candy ad plays off Breakout, “an icon of early Silicon Valley ingenuity.” Atari in transition: From Speakerhats and gambling to LGBT dating apps and movies, CEO Fred Chesnais has aspirations for the legacy […]

News of the Week; August 16, 2017

GAMES Retired Dutch soccer player wins lawsuit against Riot Games Former footballer Edgar Davids wins lawsuit against Riot Games: Judge rules that League of Legends developer used Davids’ likeness for Striker Lucian skin Take-Two argues fair use in NBA 2K tattoo lawsuit: Eventual ruling may have an impact on ownership laws around the video game […]

News of the Week; August 9, 2017

GAMES Stephen K. Bannon once guided a global firm that made millions helping gamers cheat EA and Take-Two say Trump administration is harming the games industry: “There is a constant shortage of qualified, high-skilled labour within our industry” EA’s upcoming NBA Live will mark the video game debut of the WNBA Alleged misuse of children’s data lands […]

News of the Week; August 2, 2017

GAMES Rockstar sued by owners of Miss Cleo – Psychic Readers Network claims GTA: Vice City character voiced by Miss Cleo actress infringed on rights to TV psychic persona Pokemon Go Fest attendees sue Niantic: Class-action suit filed by fans seeking reimbursement of travel costs to disappointing Chicago event Pokemon Go Fest’s blunders result in […]