News of the Week; July 9, 2014


1. NCAA Video Game Settlement Payments Detailed

2. Lindsay Lohan sues makers of GTA V over look-alike complaints

Lindsay Lohan’s ‘GTA 5’ Lawsuit: ‘The Kindest Thing You Could Say Is It’s A Publicity Stunt’

3. Hackers under fire for Mario Kart 8 Wii U modding

4. DRM not the way to fight piracy – Paradox

5. Report: Crytek UK staff not getting paid, leave studio en masse

6. British regulator: EA “misled” by calling Dungeon Keeper free-to-play

UK Advertising Regulator Nixes EA’s Dungeon Keeper Advertisement Due To Microtransactions

7. ‘Male Only’ Hearthstone eSports Competition Angers Gaming Community

Op-ed: E-sports cannot fight segregation with segregation

8. Video Games Didn’t Make Me Gay, But They Did Make Me Proud

9. EA’s Peter Moore Is Wrong About Video Game And Music Distribution

10. Moral Combat: Do Violent Video Games Make Us Reflect On Morality?

11. One Year After Granting Adulthood To Video Gamers, Committee Suggests Australian Government Reenact Ban On R18+ Games

+ Report: Western Australian Amendment Meddles With R18+ Rating13. Free Video Games Say Pay Up or Wait, Testing Players’ Patience

12. TIGA and Google publish extensive report on UK games funding

13. Perfect World and meat supplier acquire Warframe dev

14. Science Still Doesn’t Understand Video Games

15. British tabloid claims games are as addictive as heroin, game journalists respond in kind

16. Freemium games are a chance to teach kids how to manage their money

17. I Won $9 for Wasting Three Hours on a Mobile Game

18. 85 per cent of top grossing apps are games

19. Mobile could push games to $100 billion by 2017 – Digi-Capital


20. The Truth About Tinder and Women Is Even Worse Than You Think

Stop Erasing Women from Tech History

21. The Basic Rules of Dungeons and Dragons Next Have Some Cool Things To Say About Gender Identity

22. Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks (study)

ICO to assess compliance of Facebook study with data protection laws

Canada’s privacy watchdog to press Facebook on ’emotional’ study

Facebook charged with FTC violations for messing with users’ minds

Will Facebook Backlash Kill Scientists’ Data Dream?

23. British Columbia Privacy Act trumps Facebook’s jurisdiction selection clause

24. Online privacy protection for kids lagging in Canada

25. EU calls for radical copyright reform in light of internet’s disruption

26. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (film)

27. Can you trademark an internet meme?

28. Apple suffers Siri patent case defeat in China

29. Why More Start-Ups Are Sharing Ideas Without Legal Protection

30. Hollywood Studios Tried To Add File Sharing Sites To New Zealand’s Child Porn Blacklist

31. In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are

32. Now on Your Cellphone Bill, Services You Never Wanted

33.   YouTube Outs Web Traffic Slow Pokes

34. I just installed a tool which shows how popular websites are spying on me. The results are horrifying

35. Google Alerts British News Outlets About Deleting Their Links

36. Virtual Currencies: European Banking Authority Publishes Opinion

37. Stop The JerkTech

38. UK tax breaks voted the best in Europe