Class 10 – 11/14/18; “Mass Effect-s” + “Mobile Gaming: The ‘Freemium’ Model & The Law”

Class 10 – 11/14/18; “Mass Effect-s” + “Mobile Gaming: The ‘Freemium’ Model & The Law”

Slides from today. Video coming…really…it is. Note that in  “Mobile Gaming” slides there is a part that there was not time for during the presentation about kids mobile games and COPPA violations in the US that you may find interesting. Jon

News of the Week; November 7, 2018

GAMES Tencent will use police databases to restrict playtime in China Tencent to run player ID checks across its entire portfolio in China: “Healthy gaming” system to expand beyond Honor of Kings in 2019, to allay the government’s addiction fears Riot Games sued over allegations of sexual harassment, pay disparity Current and former employees file […]

Class 9 – 11/7/18; “Controlling Originality” + “Gamify Everything”

News of the Week; October 31, 2018

GAMES Suspect in fatal swatting faces 46 new charges: Tyler Barriss expected to plead guilty to phoning in bomb threats and using police to harass others for years leading up to last December’s death over a Call of Duty argument The Library of Congress just made game preservation a little bit easier Researchers can now […]

News of the Week; October 24, 2018

GAMES Zombie Orpheus cancels contract with GOG over transphobia: JourneyQuest producers pull content, saying “We cannot do business with a company that doesn’t take human rights seriously” Rockstar Games defends itself over working conditions claims Rockstar allows employees to speak out on 100-hour week controversy: Tools programmer Vivianne Langdon kicks things off with assurances she’s […]

News of the Week; October 17, 2018

GAMES John Carmack and ZeniMax have ended their legal dispute Epic sues YouTubers for using and selling Fortnite cheats Epic Games files suit against YouTubers over Fortnite cheats: Lawsuit alleges defendants promoted cheats in videos, violating copyright and terms of use Epic sues two YouTubers over Fortnite cheats: Brandon Lucas and Colton Conter stand accused of promoting […]

News of the Week; October 10, 2018

GAMES Sony sues hacker for manufacturing and distributing jailbroken PS4s: Defendant’s actions “were knowing, deliberate, willful and in complete disregard of SIE’s rights,” Sony claims Sony confirms PlayStation 5 (but doesn’t call it PlayStation 5): CEO Kenichiro Yoshida says it’s “necessary to have a next-generation hardware” PlayStation users will be able to change PSN ID […]

Class 8 – 10/31/18; “From Wheelbarrows to Holodecks: Conundrums of Technology & Law in the Future of Video-Games” + “esports”
Class 7 – 10/24/18; “What’s it all about…EULA?” + “Ratings and Censorship of Video Games”

Class 7 – 10/24/18; “What’s it all about…EULA?” + “Ratings and Censorship of Video Games”

Video and slides below. Sorry that the slides had to be split into 3 parts, the last two of which being the loot box section. That was even after culling the loot box section to really center on the Battlefront narrative, as that focuses the storytelling better without missing any essential components. Jon

Talk on “Streaming Boxes” at More Than Just A Game | Frankfurt – October 19, 2018

Talk on “Streaming Boxes” at More Than Just A Game | Frankfurt – October 19, 2018

Was very privileged to be invited to Frankfurt am Main, Germany to speak at the Frankfurt Edition of More Than Just A Game. Special thanks Dr. Andreas Lober and the law firm of Beiten Burkhardt for all of their considerable hospitality. It was great event. Here is the Program, which may be a useful reference […]