News of the Week; May 17, 2017

GAMES Judge Explores Boundaries of Authorship With Nods to ‘Star Wars,’ Spike Lee and ‘Love Actually’: Modded video games get likened to movies in a tour de force of legal writing. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., and Valve Corporation v. Lilith Games (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. And uCool, Inc. (U.S. Dist. Ct., Northern District of California) ZeniMax extends […]

News of the Week; May 10, 2017

GAMES Russian Who Played Pokemon Go in Church Is Convicted of Inciting Hatred Diego Maradona settles with Konami over likeness dispute: As part of the settlement, the legendary player will sign a deal this month to promote Pro Evolution Soccer Bethesda Trademark Bullying Results In Indie Game Adding A Whole Letter To Its Name, But […]

News of the Week; May 3, 2017

GAMES ZeniMax pressures Prey for the Gods devs to make a name change Prey developer: Go ahead, use Steam refunds to demo our game – Colantonio – “Steam players can just return the game” before playing for two hours. Nintendo issues unsurprising take down notice for fan-made Zelda: “Breath of the NES” developer publishes email from NoA attorney […]

News of the Week; April 26, 2017

GAMES Two-year jail sentence for teen who hacked Xbox: Convict carried out more than 1.7m cyber attacks and enabled further crimes globally Teenager behind Microsoft and Sony hacks jailed for two years: “I have a duty to the public who are worried about this,” says judge. Creator of DDoS program used against Minecraft and RuneScape sentenced to prison Game […]

News of the Week; April 19, 2017

GAMES Sweeney: “The future of the games industry? Make everyone a creator” – The Epic Games CEO discusses the importance of open platforms, the benefits of non-games projects and why he’s preserving a forest Twitch Builds Innovative Features For Its Most Popular Game, ‘League Of Legends’ 2022 Asian Games adds eSports as medal sport: Professional […]

News of the Week; April 12, 2017

GAMES Maradona sees red as he sues ProEvo over image rights Oculus has filed a motion to request a new trial against ZeniMax Oculus wants a new trial in ZeniMax case: VR company says initial verdict was “tainted” and the $500 million damages “excessive” New report delves into the dodgy world of PSN account reselling […]

News of the Week; April 5, 2017

GAMES Blizzard awarded $8.5M in damages following copyright infringement lawsuit Blizzard awarded $8.6m in Bossland lawsuit: German cheatbot company failed to appear in court, ordered to halt sale of Blizzard related products in the US Nintendo v. King: Answering Questions, and Raising New Ones, About Technological Protection Measures UK ad authority rules against Liberators dev for misleading […]

News of the Week; March 29, 2017

GAMES Playtonic removes controversial YouTuber JonTron from Yooka-Laylee: “We do not endorse or support JonTron’s personal viewpoints” JonTron Loses Out On Video Game Role After Racist Rant JonTron Out As Voice In ‘Yooka-Laylee’ Australian Classication Board reverses Outlast 2 ban: After refusing to rate survival horror game, regulators have now cleared it to launch as […]

News of the Week; March 22, 2017

GAMES Appeals Court Affirms Rejection of Gambling Claims Against Machine Zone A real win for a virtual casino: game developer avoids class action liability under gambling loss recovery statute Blizzard files for $8.5m in damages from Bossland: Motion for default judgement filed after German cheatbot company failed to comply with court’s request for response Nintendo […]

News of the Week; March 15, 2017

GAMES Gamer’s Death Pushes Risks of Live Streaming Into View John Carmack: ZeniMax owes me $22.5M as part of 2009 id Software deal: “Sour grapes is not an affirmative defense to breach of contract.” John Carmack sues ZeniMax for $22.5m from id Software deal: Oculus CTO alleges “sour grapes” as ZeniMax refuses to pay due […]