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Killzone goes to court

Sony agrees to settlement in Killzone: Shadow Fall lawsuit


Spoilers: The settlement is secret
May 05
Sony, Guerrilla, and Killzone are no strangers to controversies about graphics, after their E3 trailer for Killzone 2 was complete and utter bullshot. When it came to light that Killzone: Shadowfall's multiplayer uses a cleve... read
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Vita lawsuit

Get your free games, PSN credit, or cash from PlayStation Vita's class action settlement


You have until June 29
Apr 06
Did you buy a PlayStation Vita before June 1, 2012? You might be able to get $25 in PSN credit or cash, or one of three kind of horrible game packages that are all technically valued above $50, thanks to Sony settling in a la... read
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NVIDIA

Class action lawsuit filed against NVIDIA over GTX 970 card


When keeping it not real goes wrong
Feb 21
For those unfamiliar with the plight of the PC master race, there has been an ongoing debacle surrounding NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 video card. Users have been complaining that the advertised performance hasn't been up to snuf... read
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Dictatorsuit

Judge tosses former Panamanian dictator's Call of Duty lawsuit


Manuel Noriega will need to find a new outlet for his time in prison
Oct 29
Earlier this year, Panama's former dictator and friend to the CIA Manuel Noriega sued Activision for the use of his likeness in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Not for defamation of character for portraying him a murderous badman... read
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Battlefield 4 lawsuit

Court rules for EA in lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch


Judge says publisher's optimism did not mislead investors
Oct 23
The lawsuit over Battlefield 4's disastrous launch was dealt a serious blow this week. On Monday, a federal judge ruled against shareholders who claim Electronic Arts mislead investors with regards to the readiness of the fir... read
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Square Enix

Square Enix is suing SNK Playmore over manga copyright


High Score Girl
Oct 08
SNK Playmore recently filed criminal charges against Square Enix, citing copyright infringement. The alleged violation stems from Square Enix's use of SNK characters in the manga High Score Girl. In retaliation, Square E... read
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Google

Google to pay back $19 million for in-app purchase settlement


Parents relieved that they can continue to be irresponsible
Sep 08
In the latest in-app purchase settlement, the Federal Trade Commission is tasking Google with paying back $19 million to those whose children, against their parents' wishes, spent money on in-app purchases in apps downloaded ... read
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Aliens: Colonial Marines

Sega outs Gearbox for lying in Aliens: Colonial Marines case


The plot thickens
Sep 04
Sega has released a statement placing the majority of the blame for the misrepresentation of Aliens: Colonial Marines to customers firmly on Gearbox, especially Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. Sega has alleged that Gearbox did i... read
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LiLo

Take-Two: Lindsay Lohan's GTA V lawsuit was just for attention


If so, I guess it worked
Aug 27
Lindsay Lohan recently filed a lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar claiming that they used her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V without her permission. The action's raised quite the collective scoff from... read
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Capcom suing Koei Tecmo for patent infringement


Put your guns on
Aug 26
According to a report by Sankei, Capcom is going after Koei Tecmo for patent infringement. Capcom filed a patent in 2002 on the works behind content coming from the combination of new and existing software. Almost 5... read
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Aliens: Colonial Marines

Sega agrees to settle in Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit


Gearbox found crying by the toilet talking about how 'no one understands art'
Aug 13
Sega of America has tentatively agreed to pay out $1.25 million to settle a class-action suit brought against it and Gearbox Software that claimed the two companies falsely advertised Aliens: Colonial Marines by using fake ga... read
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Angry Birds

Artist files suit against pet toy company over Angry Birds trademark


Welcome to the confusing world of copyrights and trademarks
Aug 06
Years before the Angry Birds videogame franchise took the world by storm, pet accessory maker Hartz partnered with Seattle artist Juli Adams to release a line of cat toys going by the name of Angry Birds. A lawsuit filed by A... read
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Gearbox

Gearbox thinks it should be dropped from the Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit


Gearbox throws Sega under the bus
Aug 01
Last year a class action lawsuit was filed against Sega and Gearbox accusing the companies that the press demo shown at E3 of Aliens: Colonial Marines was not indicative of the final product and was misleading. Gearbox has re... read
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38 Studios lawsuit

Judge okays first settlement in 38 Studios lawsuit


$4.4 million agreement between Rhode Island EDC and bond attorney approved
Jul 27
A judge has approved the first settlement in Rhode Island's lawsuit over the ill-fated $75 million deal that brought Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios to the state in 2010. The ruling from Superior Court Judge Mich... read
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Sony

Sony agrees to preliminary settlement over 2011 data breach


With all this identity theft I am racking up a heap of benefits
Jul 24
Due to a class-action lawsuit concerning Sony's 2011 data breach which led to the theft of names, addresses, and possible credit card data of its 77 million users, the company has agreed to a $15 million preliminary settlemen... read
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Halo

Bungie settles with Halo composer Marty O'Donnell


$95,019.13
Jul 22
Back in April, Halo composer Marty O'Donnell said he had been terminated from Bungie "without cause," and proceeded to file a lawsuit against the company on May 1. Bungie went on to deny wrongdoing later that month but has si... read
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More lawsuits

Former Panamanian dictator sues Activision over portrayal in Black Ops II


Who does he think he is? Lindsay Lohan?
Jul 16
The videogames industry has seen its share of legal actions lately, but the most recent one comes from an unlikely source. Manuel Noriega, the dictator of Panama until 1989, has filed a lawsuit against Activision for appropri... read
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I'm pretty sure they also based Franklin on me
Lindsay Lohan has filed a law suit against Rockstar, the creators of Grand Theft Auto V. The suit claims Lohan's likeness is used in the game, without her permission, based on the character of Tracey Jonas. It's a pretty far-fetched claim, and sure not to go far. But it is worth a good laugh. read feature

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Lawsuit

Not a joke: Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over Grand Theft Auto V


Claims likeness was used without permission
Jul 02
The rumors were true. She's really going for it. Actress Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against Take-Two and Rockstar Games over a character in Grand Theft Auto V that's said to be based on her likeness without permission,... read
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Nintendo

Philips comes out victorious in Nintendo legal patent battle


A UK court rules that Nintendo did indeed infringe on Philips' patent
Jun 20
For some time now, Nintendo has been locked in a legal battle with Philips over patents registered back in 2011 regarding gesture recognition and motion control. Philips claimed to have patented these ideas long before Ninten... read
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O'Donnell sues Bungie

Marty O'Donnell files lawsuit against Bungie for unpaid benefits


Stemming from his termination 'without cause'
Jun 06
Almost two months ago, longtime music composer for Bungie, Marty O'Donnell, was let go by the studio. According to O'Donnell, the termination was without cause. He may have had his hand forced, but O'Donnell's not going down ... read
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EA lost lawsuit

Sue-thing: EA owes NCAA players up to $40 million


NC double PAID
Jun 02
In 2009, former NCAA players sued EA, claiming their likeness was used by EA without their consent and without compensation. EA tried long and hard to have the suit dismissed, but was forced to settle last year, for what was ... read
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Index's former CEO and President arrested for fraud


Inflating profits
May 28
For falsifying financial records and inflating profits, former Index CEO Masami Ochiai and his wife, former Index president Yoshimi Ochiai, have both been arrested in Japan earlier today, Nikkei reports. Remember how Index wa... read
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You just knew this was coming
The ZeniMax vs. Oculus VR situation has escalated following comments from both sides about how intellectual property and key technology driving the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset may or may not have been worked on while ... read feature

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Wii U

Philips is out to ban the Wii U from sale in the US


Patent infringement is a powerful thing
May 15
Philips is making an attempt to get the Wii U banned from sale in the US on the grounds of patent infringement. The electronics giant has accused Nintendo of replicating specific technology concerning navigation via "pointing... read
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Oculus responds to ZeniMax intellectual property claims


'We are disapointed but not surprised by ZeniMax's actions'
May 05
For those just tuning in, ZeniMax Media sent a formal notice of rights to Oculus VR and new parent company Facebook over intellectual property claims. Long story short, ZeniMax feels that work that happened with them carried ... read
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Duke Nukem

3D Realms asserts it still owns Duke Nukem in Answer to Gearbox's lawsuit


'Round and 'round we go...
Mar 26
In response to Gearbox Software filing a Complaint against 3D Realms and Interceptor for unauthorized use of the Duke Nukem trademark, 3D Realms (along with Defendants Apogee Software and Interceptor Entertainment) submi... read
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Interceptor's not off the hook either
With this week’s news that Gearbox Software has filed a lawsuit against 3D Realms and Interceptor for unauthorized use of the Duke Nukem property, it raises the question – exactly what the hell are 3D Realms and I... read feature

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My mom's gonna hang this on the fridge.
Following up Friday's debut of "Dumb Idiot Ideas," here's the first episode of another weekly series: "Farts 'N' Crafts." On this show, I draw horrible pictures of things vaguely related to what's going on in the world of vid... read feature

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Duke Nukem

Gearbox files suit against 3D Realms over Duke Nukem IP


Gearbox alleges unauthorized use
Feb 24
Gearbox Software has filed a lawsuit in United States Federal Court against both 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment, alleging that the two colluded to use the Duke Nukem trademark and copyright unlawfully, and ... read
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Nintendo wins patent infringement case


3DS and DSi cleared
Feb 20
Licensing companies Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC, and Patriot Scientific Corporation had a case against Nintendo for infringing on three of their patents relating to processors an... read
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Europe's court: Nintendo's anti-piracy tech is lawful


PC Box case continues
Jan 24
The highest court in the EU, The Court of Justice of the European Union, says that Nintendo's anti-piracy product security is lawful. The decision was handed down today for the current running PC Box case in Milan. While the ... read






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