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Montreal Video Game Company Gets the Rights to Charlie Chaplin

Hey Y,all, Came across this article today and thought it was interesting. A Montreal video game company just got the exclusive rights to Charlie Chaplin and intends to make a game based around the individual. For those of you who are unaware who Charlie Chaplin is, he was a major silent film movie star throughout […]

Presentation: Income tax issue of video game industry

Hi, everyone.  I would like to post my short presentation of Income tax issue of video game industry in the link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t1RAL8q0U_oloaA8ACZCFpmC-5b-o3s1/view?usp=drive_web   If you are a fan to Might & Magic, you may have interest to read the reference article below. Reference material: Anna Vvedenskaya, “Common features of video games and social networks: […]

New York Islanders and The Faze Clan Collaborate for Esports Night on Dec. 6th

On December 6th the New York Islanders are holding an Esports night in collaboration with the Faze Clan. The Faze Clan is a group of individuals who run a lifestyle and media platform that is focused on gaming and video game culture for teenagers and young adults. Islanders Esports Night will begin at 5 PM […]

Presentation on Sports Betting Games & NFT Sports Cards

Hi everyone, Jakub and I did our presentation on the legality of daily fantasy sports (DFS) games that utilize sports card NFTs as part of the contest. please use the google drive link to access a recording of our presentation:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F4QavItI4TuDCuHBTaRQQCzWxbOq0z77/view?usp=share_link  

Nintendo stikes again

Nintendo stikes again

  Earlier this week, Nintendo issued DMCA takedowns to SteamGridDB, a community site that hosts user-created images to be used in on Steam. Although the site is primarily meant to provide an aesthetically-pleasing alternative for fans, Nintendo games are not available on Steam and therefore would only be there as emulated ROMs downloaded without Nintendo’s […]

Update on Call of Duty’s Code of Conduct

Update on Call of Duty’s Code of Conduct

I came across this tweet from a Call of Duty news account. It seems the Code of Conduct is actually carrying some weight after all. Take a look (I’ve redacted the expletives).

Sexual Assault in the MetaVerse – Presentation Video – By: Charis Liu & Cailean Paskall

Sexual Assault in the MetaVerse – Presentation Video – By: Charis Liu & Cailean Paskall

Hey all, You can find below the link to mine and Charis’ presentation! We hope you enjoy it and we would love to hear your comments. Feel free to comment on this post, the Youtube video, or even reach out to us! However, I would insert a trigger warning here. There is also a trigger […]

Tuvalu’s Digital Twin

Tuvalu’s Digital Twin

I know this is not related to a video game per se, but we’ve discussed the metaverse on a number of occasions in this class and I thought that this interesting article I came across was worth a mention. Tuvalu, a small nation of roughly 12,000 in the South Pacific, is highly vulnerable to the […]

Group Presentation Outline – Come for Donuts!

Group Presentation Outline – Come for Donuts!

Hey everyone! For our presentation this week, we will be having a comparative discussion on aspects of video game law across the UK, the US, and Canada. We don’t have any pre-reading for you all, but our presentation is quite interactive so we’re hoping to get as many people to class as we can. If […]

Microsoft Invests In Blockchain Developer

Microsoft Invests In Blockchain Developer

Blockchain technology and NFTs have been mentioned a few times in this class. It certainly seems as though NFTs face growing pushback and have lost a great deal of popularity. Gamers have also voiced displeasure at increasing monetization and the emergence of “Pay-to-Earn” video games. Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft’s gaming division, has himself […]