News of the Week; January 22, 2020

News of the Week; January 22, 2020

GAMES California claims $10 million gender discrimination settlement lets Riot off lightly Nintendo Wins Battle with Pirates on UK Seas Court Sides With Nintendo Over RomUniverse In Atttempt To Dismiss The Former’s Lawsuit Court overturns $10.1 million verdict against Nintendo in Wii Remote lawsuit Court reverses $10.1 million judgement against Nintendo in Wii patent case […]

News of the Week; January 15, 2020

News of the Week; January 15, 2020

GAMES Report: China to further regulate online games and streaming to curb addiction China reveals new mental health initiative that may further limit violence in games: “Healthy China 2030” includes crackdown on games considered violent, pornographic, or promoting gambling Japanese prefecture considers restrictions on gaming time for minors: Proposed ordinance in Kagawa Prefecture would limit […]

News of the Week; January 8, 2020

News of the Week; January 8, 2020

GAMES Nintendo wins injunction against seller of Switch mod, pirated games: Defendent allegedly also sold modded NES Classic with over 800 games Nintendo Responds To RomUniverse’s Lame Argument That First Sale Doctrine Makes The Site Non-Infringing Crytek wants to dismiss its own lawsuit against Star Citizen developers Crytek seeks to dismiss its own Star Citizen lawsuit until […]

News of the Week; January 1, 2020

News of the Week; January 1, 2020

GAMES Running Man Stars Suing Epic Games for Fortnite Dance Fortnite Lawsuit a Battle Over Jack-o’-Lantern Figures Corinna Kopf Leaving Twitch to Stream Exclusively on Facebook Gaming Blog: Scalable content management with Unity addressables The one video game my kids played all year long How much of a genius-level move was using binary space partitioning […]

News of the Week; December 25, 2019

News of the Week; December 25, 2019

GAMES Arsenal’s Mesut Özil removed from PES 2020 after criticising China’s treatment of Muslims: NetEase also pulls the midfielder from two other Chinese version of Konami’s football game Mesut Ozil removed from Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 in China: NetEase said Ozil’s comments ‘hurt the feelings of Chinese fans and violated the sport’s spirit of love […]

News of the Week; December 18, 2019

News of the Week; December 18, 2019

GAMES Russia’s Rambler Group suing Twitch for $2.8 billion: Internet giant takes takes legal action against streaming service in the region over pirated football broadcasts Twitch facing $2.9 billion lawsuit over broadcast of pirated soccer streams Nreal files motion to dismiss Magic Leap copycat suit Company fined nearly $100k for publishing unapproved game in China: […]

News of the Week; December 11, 2019

News of the Week; December 11, 2019

GAMES German regulator prompts Valve crackdown on Steam Nazis: Valve pledges to better train moderators after media agency finds dozens of banned symbols, slogans, anti-Semitism Epic Games files preemptive lawsuit against Dancing Pumpkin Man: Fortnite developer responds to cease and desist letter with a lawsuit Epic Games Store implements in-game purchases for third-parties: Developers who […]

News of the Week; December 4, 2019

News of the Week; December 4, 2019

GAMES Riot Games to pay $10 million in gender discrimination settlement Riot Games to Pay $10 Million to Settle Gender-Discrimination Lawsuit Riot Games offers female employees $10 million in settlement Riot Games to pay out $10m to former employees in gender discrimination settlement: Total will be spread across up to around 1,000 former women employees […]

News of the Week; November 27, 2019

News of the Week; November 27, 2019

GAMES Blizzard and NetEase win Overwatch copyright lawsuit in China Patent Infringement Suit Over Apex Legends and Anthem The Pokemon Company is suing unknown parties over Sword and Shield leaks The Pokemon Company sues Pokemon Sword and Shield leakers: Unknown US individuals sought for posting early, unreleased images of new Pokemon on Discord, 4chan What happens if loot box regulation passes […]

Class 12 – 11/27/19; “Mass Effect-s”

Class 12 – 11/27/19; “Mass Effect-s”

Video and slides below… Jon