News of the Week; July 4, 2018

GAMES Bethesda Suing Warner Bros. For ‘Blatant Rip-Off’ Of Fallout Shelter Warner Bros. calls Bethesda lawsuit against Westworld game ‘baseless’ Warner Bros is READY TO FIGHT over “Baseless Accusations” Warner Bros surprised by Bethesda’s “baseless accusation” in Westworld lawsuit: Publisher claims developer Behaviour Interactive has confirmed allegations are untrue Blog: The Westworld fallout – A discussion […]

News of the Week; June 27, 2018

GAMES PUBG Corp. drops lawsuit against Fortnite creator Epic Games PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds dev drops lawsuit against Fortnite: No word on whether a settlement has been reached, but PUBG Crop has withdrawn from the legal battle Epic is suing former employee for leaking Fortnite spoilers  Epic Games sues former QA contractor over Fortnite leak: Thomas Hannah admits breaching NDA but […]

News of the Week; June 20, 2018

GAMES A Claim of Epic Proportions: Epic Games Hits Back in Suit Against 14-Year-Old  ‘Gaming Disorder’ officially listed in World Health Organization diagnostic doc WHO makes ‘gaming disorder’ diagnosis official: Final version of World Health Organization’s 11th International Compendium of Diseases includes gaming addiction for the first time Games industry trade bodies concerned by ‘gaming […]

News of the Week; June 13, 2018

GAMES Valve removes AIDS Simulator, other controversial games from Steam Store: Games taken down offer slight clarification on what company means by “straight up trolling” AIDS Simulator kicked off Steam as Valve grapples with “trolling” definition Valve clarifies what games count as ‘straight up trolling,’ sort of Op-ed: Valve takes a side by not “taking sides” […]

News of the Week; June 6, 2018

GAMES PUBG vs Fortnite: Let the market decide – A court case in South Korea revives the old question of whether a game concept deserves legal protection – but ‘clone wars’ should be settled in the market, not the courtroom PUBG Corp. Sues Epic Games In S. Korea Over Gameplay Similarities That Probably Aren’t Copyrightable […]

News of the Week; May 30, 2018

GAMES PUBG Corp files copyright lawsuit against Epic Games: Korean developer began proceedings in January, alleging Fortnite plagiarises PUBG PUBG Corp. files copyright infringement lawsuit against Fortnite dev Epic Games Fortnite sold 5 million battle passes on the first day of Season 3: Analyst Michael Pachter relates success, predicts more games moving to cosmetics as a result […]

News of the Week; May 23, 2018

GAMES Judge Rules Copyright Lawsuit Over Tattoo Use in Video Game Can Proceed: What Might This Mean for the Video Game Industry and Virtual Sports Betting?  Opinion: Illuminating the shadowy group celebrating Valve’s latest censorship drive Valve threatens to pull games now deemed ‘sexually explicit’ from Steam Valve advises sexualized anime-themed titles to censor content […]

News of the Week; May 16, 2018

GAMES Belgian Gaming Commission recommends criminal prosecution over illegal loot boxes: Commission lays groundwork for prosecution as Belgian justice minister meets with stakeholders to find an alternative Twitch files counter-complaint against banned CS:GOstreamer Twitch counter-sues streamer banned for gambling, inappropriate conduct: James Varga, aka “Phantoml0rd”, sued Twitch over the ban last month ‘Saturday Night Live’ 48-Hour […]

News of the Week; May 9, 2018

GAMES Gamevice v Nintendo – Let’s try this again, at the ITC: Certain Portable Gaming Console Systems with Attachable Handheld Controllers and Components Thereof – International Trade Commission, Inv. No. 337-TA-1111 -and- Gamevice, Inc. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd. NBA 2K Tattoo Copyright Dispute Blocked Man sentenced to prison over 2010 World of Warcraft DDoS attack Don’t Miss: […]

News of the Week; May 2, 2018

GAMES Chinese police arrest 15 ‘major’ Battlegrounds cheat suspects Daybreak Games denies reported links to sanctioned Russian oligarch Epic Games continues pursuing lawsuit against 14-year-old Fortnite player: Parent’s move to dismiss the case met with resistance from Fortnite developer Epic Decides To Double Down On Copyright For Cheating Lawsuit Against 14 Year Old By Taking On Mom […]