News of the Week; September 12, 2018

GAMES EA defies Belgian loot box decision, setting up potential “gambling” lawsuit Report: EA risking prosecution after refusing to comply with Belgian loot box laws EA may go to court over loot boxes in Belgium: FIFA publisher has kept loot boxes in its games despite Belgian Gaming Commission warning Tencent to verify Chinese Honor of […]

News of the Week; September 5, 2018

GAMES Jacksonville Shooting Victim Sues EA And Venue Madden NFL 19 shooting victim sues EA, claiming negligence Jacksonville shooting survivor files lawsuit against EA and others for negligence Jacksonville shooting victim suing EA for negligence: Also seeking damages from seven other defendants, including tournament venue Chicago Pizza and Jacksonville Landing mall EA donates $1 million to […]

Class 2 – 9/12/18; “If Picasso had painted a round object…”

Class 2 – 9/12/18; “If Picasso had painted a round object…”

Slides from today are below. Video to come. Jon

Website tech help @ end of this Wednesday’s class

Website tech help @ end of this Wednesday’s class

Richard Tape of UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology will be joining us tomorrow tomorrow after class at 12:15 PM in B101 to help anyone who has had technical challenges or doubts about getting onto the course website, or anything related. Richard has been a pivotal part of improving the website and making it […]

Class 2 Guest Speaker: Ian Verchere

IMHO Ian Verchere is the most influential active creator of games in B.C. He has been a force to reckon with for decades, and if we are lucky, will be for decades to come. He has been a “must-see” part of this course for many years. His talks are always deeply and passionately rooted in […]

The first video-game? Spacewar! No it wasn’t.

The first video-game? Spacewar! No it wasn’t.

During my first talk last week I mentioned the game “Spacewar!” as the first video-game, said it was invented in the late 1950’s at Stanford. I also said it was multiplayer. Of those facts, I got two right. The game itself was called “Spacewar!” and it was multiplayer (two person). But it wasn’t invented in […]

Class 1 – 9/5/18; “Introduction”

Class 1 – 9/5/18; “Introduction”

Here is video and the slides from the first class with a few edits to each. Looking forward to learning together. Jon

Welcome Cohort 11

Welcome Cohort 11

Welcome to all who will be joining the Video Game Law @ Allard community today. Thrilled and privileged to be your guide. In terms of substantive legal issues arising in real time over the semester, the real word of gamers, developers, industry and governments usually ensure a roller-coaster ride of things to talk about over […]

News of the Week; August 29, 2018

GAMES Shooter opens fire at Jacksonville Madden tournament Mass Shooting At Madden Tournament In Florida Competitive Gamers Eli Clayton And Taylor Robertson Killed In Jacksonville Shooting Victims of Jacksonville shooting were members of competitive Madden community: Elijah ‘TrueBoy’ Clayton and Taylor ‘SpotMePlzz’ Robertson were killed at a Madden Championship Series tournament last weekend EA cancels remaining Madden qualifiers in […]

News of the Week; August 22, 2018

GAMES Liftoff: Women make in-app purchases at a 79% higher rate than men – iOS user acquisition more expensive, but also more lucrative than Android Analyst: More players are making in-app purchases (with less nudging) 2K tweaks loot boxes in NBA 2K to comply with new Belgian gambling laws Loot Box Regulation: The State of Play China’s […]