News of the Week

News of the Week; December 16, 2020

News of the Week; December 16, 2020

GAMES Nintendo Hates You: DMCA Takedowns Of Game Music Continue While Nintendo Offers No Legit Way To Listen Germany Opens Legal Action Against Facebook Account Requirement for Oculus Headsets GOG backtracks on Devotion re-launch hours after it was announced The Strong Museum now includes decades of files from the LGBTQ Game Archive Copyright law is bricking your […]

News of the Week; December 9, 2020

News of the Week; December 9, 2020

GAMES Activision lawsuit accuses Netflix of poaching CFO  Activision sues Netflix for poaching former CFO: Suit alleges Netflix incited Spencer Neumann to break his contract to become CFO of Netflix Consumer rights groups launch joint investigation into Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift Nintendo Plays ‘Control Inception’, Cancelling Splatoon Broadcast After Teams Protest Canceling Smash Bros. Tourney […]

News of the Week; December 2, 2020

News of the Week; December 2, 2020

GAMES Twin Galaxies attacks Billy Mitchell as a fraud in new legal claims Nicalis issues DMCA against free Cave Story games Subverse developer under fire for partnering with racist YouTuber Arch Supercell cancels Hay Day Pop Supercell shutting down Hay Day Pop after less than a year  ‘As abstract as killing people in a video game,’ doctor […]

News of the Week; November 25, 2020

News of the Week; November 25, 2020

GAMES Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale question use of likeness in FIFA Mine, Mine, Mine! Nintendo Neuters The Cool Ways People, Groups Are Using ‘Animal Crossing’ Nintendo axes fan-run Smash tournament over online play mod Nintendo orders cancellation of Smash Bros tournament over mod use: The Big House’s first online competition scrapped due to modified Melee that […]

News of the Week; November 18, 2020

News of the Week; November 18, 2020

GAMES Nintendo faces yet another Joy-Con drift lawsuit: An expert analysis noted that the drift is caused by “extensive wear on the pad surface on the interior of the Joy-Con” The dance-off ends: a (partial) resolution to Fortnite’s slurry of copyright lawsuits. Oxford University study finds playing games can positively impact emotional well-being Oxford University […]

News of the Week; November 11, 2020

News of the Week; November 11, 2020

GAMES Class action lawsuit accuses EA of changing game difficulty to push loot boxes EA faces yet another class-action lawsuit connected to loot boxes: EA calls claims “baseless,” says they “misrepresent our games” What’s Loot Got to do With It? Judge dismisses Apple’s claim of theft in Epic case: Court says ongoing legal battle should […]

News of the Week; November 4, 2020

News of the Week; November 4, 2020

GAMES Bandai Namco, AtGames resolve legal dispute: Judge dismisses lawsuit over Ms. Pac-Man rights, clearing way for re-release of AtGames’ Namco arcade microconsole EA fined €10m over loot boxes as Dutch court sides with gambling authority: District court unmoved by FIFA publisher’s defenses, denies its bid to keep fines from being made public Dutch judge […]

News of the Week; October 28, 2020

News of the Week; October 28, 2020

NoW October 28, 2020  GAMES EA hit with class action lawsuit in Canada over loot box usage EA Accused Of Running “Unlicensed, Illegal Gaming System” Billy Mitchell’s Donkey Kong high-score case will move forward to trial AOC’s Twitch stream is a milestone for games — and for politics | Opinion: Embarrassing copycats are inevitable, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez […]

News of the Week; October 21, 2020

News of the Week; October 21, 2020

GAMES Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against EA in Canada Over Loot Boxes EA facing Canadian class action lawsuit over loot boxes: Two plaintiffs seeking damages as suit calls out “unlicensed, illegal gaming system” in over 60 titles Mark Sutherland and Shawn Moore v. Electronic Arts Inc. (Notice of Civil Claim The Supreme Court of B.C., […]

News of the Week; October 14, 2020

News of the Week; October 14, 2020

GAMES Professional Splatoon player arrested for alleged sexual assault of a minor: Japanese esports organization Creatives parts ways with player Console hackers are shocked after DOJ arrests prominent mod-chip makers Blizzard workers in France called to strike over closure of Versailles office Nintendo forces rebranding for adult entertainer “Pokeprincxss” Nintendo issues cease and desist against […]