News of the Week; December 20, 2017

GAMES Crytek sues Star Citizen developers: Alleges Cloud Imperium is still using CryEngine, but studio will “defend vigourously” against “meritless lawsuit” Crytek sues Star Citizen developers over game engine: Legal action is another distraction for the long-delayed project. NBA2K18 Is Removing User Made Content From The Game Over IP Infringement, Refuses Refunds To Anyone Who Bought It […]

News of the Week; December 13, 2017

GAMES Crytek sues Star Citizen devs for breach of contract The Force Is Weak With EA’s ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Game Loot boxes may not return to Star Wars: Battlefront II: Amid pushback, exec floats possibility that microtransactions could be gone for good. Opinion: This is the game industry’s last chance for lootbox self-regulation New Zealand says lootboxes […]

News of the Week; December 6, 2017

GAMES Epic Sues 14 Year Old It Accuses Of Cheating In Videogames After He Counternotices a DMCA On His YouTube Video Epic Games lawsuit over Fortnite cheats ends in settlement Creators of Star Control accuse Stardock of publishing games without permission Star Control creators accuse Stardock of selling games unlawfully: GOG.com pulling games from sale as publisher says devs […]

Class 11 – 12/1/17; “Relating Technology, Originality & Identity” + “YouTube ‘Let’s Play’ videos and the Defence of Fair Comment”

Class 11 – 12/1/17; “Relating Technology, Originality & Identity” + “YouTube ‘Let’s Play’ videos and the Defence of Fair Comment”

Video and PowerPoints from the final class of the year below. We did not follow our usual sequencing, and you will have to turn your speakers way up for the last 2/3’s of the video – but there is sound. Jon

News of the Week; November 29, 2017

GAMES Study: Pokémon Go led to increase in traffic deaths, accidents – Detailed look at accident reports shows 26.5% relative increase near Pokéstops. Parent rebukes Epic for suing teenage Fortnite player accused of cheating 14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Says He’s A Scapegoat [Update] Good News for Game Developers: Court Extends Protections for Using Others’ Trademarks in […]

News of the Week; November 22, 2017

GAMES Russian Foreign Ministry Accuses America Of Supporting ISIS With Video Game Footage Clicker Heroes developer drops free-to-play model over ethical concerns: “We really don’t like making money off players who are in denial of their addiction,” says Playsaurus Citing ethics and better game design, Clicker Heroes 2 dev forgoes free-to-play: “The mere existence of real-money purchases […]

News of the Week; November 15, 2017

GAMES Humvee maker sues Activision over trademark infringement in Call of Duty Humvee maker suing Activision over trademark infringement in Call of Duty: Automotive firm says series success came “only at the expense of AM General” Complaint: Call of Duty Video Game Infringes Trademarks by Pervasively Featuring Humvees  Staffers stage walkout at IGN over mismanagement of […]

Class 10 – 11/24/17; “Do We Really Need EULA’s?” + “Loot Box Special”
Class 9 – 11/17/17; “News of the Week” + “Highs and Lows of Modern Esports” + “Artificial Intelligence”

Class 9 – 11/17/17; “News of the Week” + “Highs and Lows of Modern Esports” + “Artificial Intelligence”

Video and Slides below. Sound is not always ideal but a remixed version should be coming our way soon. Jon

Class 8 – 11/10/17; “What’s it all about…EULA?” + “What Can Video Games Teach Us About the Future”