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 […]

News of the Week; July 26, 2017

GAMES Augmented reality wins big in 1st Amendment legal flap: Pokemon Go craze prompted a Wisconsin county to regulate AR game play. Location-based augmented reality games now protected by First Amendment: US judge rules it unconstitutional for laws to block where AR titles may be played Judge Rules Milwaukee Flouted U.S. Constitution in Response to ‘Pokemon […]

News of the Week; July 19, 2017

GAMES Tackling mobile’s “game cloning” issue: Riot Games is trying to prevent League of Legends being ripped off by a cloning outfit, but is there more that store operators could do to protect creators? Moonton Responds To Copyright Infringement Suit From Riot Games By Threatening The Press With Lawsuits Pixelmon Minecraft mod shut down: The […]

News of the Week; July 12, 2017

GAMES Singer Suing Bethesda Over Use Of His Music In “Repugnant” Fallout 4 Commercial: The musician finds the ads to be “repugnant and morally indefensible.” Riot files suit against alleged League of Legends mobile clone maker Riot Games suing Chinese developer behind League of Legends clone: Lawsuit is reportedly the third time Shanghai Moonton has infringed Riot’s […]

News of the Week; July 5, 2017

GAMES Tencent imposing time limits on children to allay addiction fears Tencent implements time limits to curb kids’ gaming addictions: Honour of Kings players under 12 restricted to one hour per day, two for under 18s Tencent: Honor of Kings restrictions won’t hurt game revenue – “Under 12 years old constitute a small proportion of […]

News of the Week; June 28, 2017

GAMES Texas judge calls for an end to Oculus and ZeniMax’s “big, hairy fight”: Injunction hearing started this week, with Zenimax asking for $500 million additional damages and a 20% cut of Oculus’ revenue Facebook Fights to Prevent Oculus Rift Sales Ban Rockstar clarifies Grand Theft Auto V modding policy Rockstar: GTA single-player mods are “generally” safe […]

News of the Week; June 21, 2017

GAMES Court Stops Pokémon GO Litigation  Niantic to punish Pokémon Go cheaters with mark of shame: Gamemaker says ill-gotten Pokémon “may not behave as expected.” Consumer Protection Class Action Lawsuit Over “Free” Candy Crush Plays Will Proceed  After winning $500M in lawsuit against Oculus, ZeniMax pushes for more ZeniMax to judge: Block Oculus sales or give us […]

News of the Week; June 14, 2017

GAMES Augmented reality lawsuit provides augmented view of 1st Amendment: “They’re passing two dimensional laws in a three dimensional world.” Class action lawsuit over Xbox 360 defect shut down by court (again) Popular GTA V Modding Tool Shuts Down, Community Explodes GTA Mod Tool Program Shuts Down, After Reported Cease And Desist Letter: OpenIV is no more, […]

News of the Week; June 7, 2017

GAMES ESA launches lawsuit against Chicago for its tax on online games ESA sues to overturn Chicago online game service tax: Trade group goes to court over city’s expansion of amusement tax to include game streaming and subscription services Violent video game montages are grounds for demonetization on YouTube YouTube specifies what type of gaming […]