News of the Week; March 4, 2020

GAMES Plague Inc. pulled from Chinese App Store over ‘illegal’ content Pandemic simulation game Plague Inc. pulled from iOS App Store in China Statement on The Removal of Plague Inc. From the China App Store Plague Inc. pulled from Chinese App Store: Developer Ndemic Creations says outbreak simulation game removed because it “includes content that is illegal in […]

News of the Week; February 26, 2020

GAMES Crytek’s lawsuit against Star Citizen devs ends in settlement TIGA principles for protecting players are quietly radical | Opinion: UK trade group’s endorsement of common sense best practices shows good faith effort, puts peers to shame NHS’ gaming addiction clinic only needed by ‘a very small percentage’: Founder Dr Bowden-Jones hopes the numbers will remain lower […]

News of the Week; February 19, 2020

GAMES UK Court Finds GTA V Cheat Makers Guilty of Copyright Infringement Rockstar Joins Other Publishers In Misusing Copyright Law To Go After Cheat Developers For GTA5 GTA IV to return to Steam after cutting Games for Windows Live support GTA IV returns to Steam with Complete Edition next month: But transition from Games For Windows […]

News of the Week; February 12, 2020

GAMES Sweeney criticizes “customer adversarial” industry tactics: Epic CEO condemns privacy invasion, pay-to-win, and loot boxes, calls for companies to “divorce ourselves from politics” Epic’s Sweeney: Game companies should be platform agnostic, ‘divorce’ from politics Proposed Washington Gambling Law Changes Aimed at Keeping State Video Gaming Industry Around Mario Kart Just Added Vancouver As A […]

News of the Week; February 5, 2020

GAMES Nintendo switches it up with website blocking injunction FBI catches hacker that stole Nintendo’s secrets for years Appeals Court Tells Serial Litigant Runescape Didn’t Violate His Constitutional Rights By Muting His Account Federal court: Getting muted in RuneScape doesn’t violate your civil rights: Serial litigator in Pennsylvania loses latest appeal First ever UK Games […]

News of the Week; January 29, 2020

GAMES Japanese court ups punishment for unlicensed Mario Kart-themed go-karts: Maricar must change its name, pay out $458k instead of $92k to Nintendo Blizzard automatically owns any and all Warcraft 3: Reforged custom games Blizzard now claims full copyright for player-made “custom game” mods Warcraft 3 Reforged EULA gives Blizzard total ownership of all custom games: With […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]