News of the Week; August 17, 2016

GAMES League of Legends maker goes to court to stop cheat programs: Riot says LeagueSharp “ruins the game… for players that take [it] seriously.” Riot takes aim at League of Legends cheating software in new lawsuit Riot sues League of Legends cheat-makers: Developer goes after hackers behind LeagueSharp subscription service “dedicated to destroying the LoL player experience” Riot […]

News of the Week; August 10, 2016

GAMES New York Makes Playing Pokemon Go, Other Online Games A Sex Offender Parole Violation Pokemon Go legislation puts ESA in a tight spot: Will the industry side with sex offenders or risk legislators hobbling a new market just as it gets going? Pokemon Company Threatens Pokemon Go API Creator With CFAA Lawsuit Pokémon Go […]

News of the Week; August 3, 2016

GAMES 2K Sports scores partial victory in bizarre tattoo copyright lawsuit: Who owns the ink in another person’s skin? Failure to Register LeBron James’ Tattoo as Copyright Proves Costly Star Wars Battlefront fan game shut down by Lucasfilm Blizzard Allows Release Of Fan-Game It Initially Tried To Shut Down, Reaps Rewards It Should Have Had All Along […]

News of the Week; July 27, 2016

GAMES Pokémon Go is “new level of invasion,” says stony-faced Oliver Stone – Snowden director: “This data-mining game is what they call totalitarianism.” Nintendo posts biggest Q1 loss in five years: Last year’s profit turns to $232 million loss in the face of collapsing Wii U sales and the absence of new revenue streams Nintendo suffers huge […]

News of the Week; July 20, 2016

GAMES Valve lawyers send cease-and-desist letters to Counter-Strike gambling sites: CSGOLotto, CSGOLounge among those told to cease “commercial use” of Steam accounts. Valve calls on 23 Counter-Strike gambling hubs to cease & desist 23 Skin Gambling Sites, Spanning Casino And Sports Betting, Targeted With Cease And Desist From Valve Are ‘Provably Fair’ CS:GO Skin Gambling Sites As Fair And […]

News of the Week; July 13, 2016

GAMES The history of video games in court Checking In: Blizzard Still Suing Hack/Cheat Makers For Copyright Infringement? Yup! Pokemon GO’s launch was an unqualified success – almost Nintendo shares up as Pokemon Go heads toward global launch Location, location, location: Pokémon GO’s unique strength and biggest problem: Niantic eyes sponsored locations just as the complaints […]

News of the Week; July 6, 2016

GAMES Blizzard ups the ante against Overwatchcheats by filing lawsuit: Hostilities reopen between Blizzard and longtime rivals Bossland. Blizzard files suit for copyright infringement against Overwatch hack developer YouTubers under fire for promoting their own CS:GO gambling site in videos: Syndicate and TmarTn promoted CSGO Lotto, but didn’t disclose that they own it. Prominent YouTubers revealed as owners of […]

News of the Week; June 29, 2016

GAMES Sony Settlement Gives PS3 Owners $9 After Company Made Console Less Useful Via Firmware Update Optimistic about VR and games, Sony raises its earnings forecast Counter-Strike Player Sues Valve Over ‘Illegal’ Weapon Skin Gambling Lawsuit Against Valve Over Skin Gambling Could Face Significant Hurdles EA Sports won’t be beaten at its own game – Escaping […]

News of the Week; June 22, 2016

GAMES Sony settling PS3 Other OS suit: Six-year court battle over removal of Linux installation option to end with payouts of up to $55 per affected owner Sony agrees to pay millions to gamers to settle PS3 Linux debacle: As many as 10 million PS3 console owners will be eligible for payment. No Man’s Sky […]

News of the Week; June 15, 2016

GAMES Riot uses LoL chatlogs to weed out toxic employees League of Legends admits to using chat-log analysis in employee reviews: Toxicity analysis looks for context, such as “using their [developer] authority.” Game publishers treading carefully at E3 in wake of Orlando tragedy The Division dev upgrades to permanent bans for first-time cheaters No more Mr. Nice […]