Class 6 – 10/16/19; “Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities Part 2” + “Gaming as a Career” + Ian Verchere

Class 6 – 10/16/19; “Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities Part 2” + “Gaming as a Career” + Ian Verchere

Slides and video below. Have once again had to cut the non-essential  slides out of my presentation to fit the maximum upload limit of the website. Jon

Ian Verchere: Class 6 Guest

Ian Verchere: Class 6 Guest

Ian Verchere is (IMHO) 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 enough, 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 […]

News of the Week; October 9, 2019

News of the Week; October 9, 2019

GAMES Epic failed to inform players of Fortnite addiction risks, argues law firm Epic Games Settles With Cheating Minor To End Lawsuit Epic, minor accused of cheating in Fortnite settle copyright suit: Confidential settlement concludes summer dispute between Fortnite YouTuber and game maker ‘Fortnite’ company may face class-action lawsuit over claims game as addictive as cocaine Amid […]

News of the Week; October 2, 2019

News of the Week; October 2, 2019

GAMES Abdin v. CBS Broadcasting: Court grants motion to dismiss claims that Star Trek Discovery tv series infringes video game concept involving fictionalized space-traveling creature, finding lack of substantial similarity. Zynga advises users to change passwords following data breach: Words With Friends and Draw Something players may have had usernames, passwords, other information stolen Duke Nukem 3D’s […]

Class 5 – 10/2/19; “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities – Part 1″ + “Loot Boxes” + “Law & the Virtual World”

Class 5 – 10/2/19; “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities – Part 1″ + “Loot Boxes” + “Law & the Virtual World”

Video and slides above. A note on my slides…to make them fit the upload capacity of the servers I had to do some pruning of non-essentials including the “Last Year This Time” part of “News of the Week”. You will of course be able to see the missing pieces in the video and am happy […]

News of the Week; September 25, 2019

News of the Week; September 25, 2019

GAMES Steam must allow digital games to be resold, rules French court French court rules country’s Steam users can resell their games: Ruling contradicts EU law and would be “disastrous” for consumers and industry, says ISFE CEO French Court Declares That Steam Gamers Actually Do Own What They Bought Bandai Namco is suing AtGames over Ms. […]

Class 4 – 9/25/19; “Right to Create or Rights to the Creation” + “5 FACTS to understand the Chinese video game market”
News of the Week; September 18, 2019

News of the Week; September 18, 2019

GAMES Parliamentary committee recommends banning loot box sales to children: Report proposes industry tax to fund research into the harmful effects of gaming, slams “wilfully obtuse” industry representatives UK Parliament: Ban all loot boxes until evidence proves they’re safe for kids UK committee argues loot boxes should be covered by gambling regulations Electronic Arts responds […]

Class 3 – 9/18/19; “John Milton Plays Grand Prix Legends” + EA’s Brian Dartnell & Perry Bahniwal

Class 3 – 9/18/19; “John Milton Plays Grand Prix Legends” + EA’s Brian Dartnell & Perry Bahniwal

Video & slides above. Note that in Brian and Perry’s slides the videos are disabled as they were way too large to upload. Jon

Guests for Class 3

Guests for Class 3

Happy to report that Brian Dartnell (left) and Perry Bahniwal (right) of the Legal Department of Electronic Arts will be joining us tomorrow to provide some insights into the issues video game company counsel deal with day-to-day. Brian is Vice President, Legal Affairs at EA. He has been at EA almost 14 years, working out […]