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8:00 AM on 08.01.2012

Steam says you can't mass-sue Valve anymore

Valve has become the latest company to try and avoid a lawsuit by making its users agree not to take it to court. Steam's newest terms of service include the same attempts to prohibit class action suits employed by Sony, Micr...

Jim Sterling

1:30 PM on 07.27.2012

EA gives up NCAA Football exclusivity

[Update: An EA representative confirmed settlement with GameSpot: "We made a business decision to settle this lawsuit and put the matter behind us. We look forward to continuing our partnerships with the NFL and NCAA."] Attor...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 07.24.2012

German group threatens to sue over Diablo III's DRM

A German advocacy group, the Federation of Consumer Organisations, is threatening legal action against Activision-Blizzard over the "always-on" DRM requirements in Diablo III.  The group demands that Diablo III's pa...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 07.23.2012

Patent troll sues Mojang, EA, Square over copy protection

Patent troll Uniloc is suing Minecraft developer Mojang, as well as EA and Square Enix, for infringing on a form of copy-protection it "owns." Uniloc's goal is to "Look at many ideas. Pick an outstanding one. Patent...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 05.31.2012

West vs. Activision settlement reached over COD lawsuit

In one of the nastiest legal battles within the past couple years of the gaming industry, things were set to officially go to court tomorrow. It's now known that Activision has reached an agreement with Jason West and Vince Z...

Brett Zeidler

7:00 AM on 05.31.2012

Justice for a Girl: No Doubt v Activision going to trial

It's been nearly three years since No Doubt first filed against Activision for improper use of their likeness in 2009 Guitar Hero spin-off, Band Hero. Since then the evil publisher has counter-sued the band, claiming they wer...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 PM on 05.30.2012

Epic victorious in drawn out suit from Silicon Knights

After a protracted legal battle lasting five years, a North Carolina court has closed the book on a suit brought forth by Silicon Knights against Epic Games, alleging that the developer of Unreal Engine 3 competed unfairly by...

Conrad Zimmerman





11:30 AM on 04.19.2012

Gamers punish man suing Ubisoft with Amazon review-bombs

The man who is trying to stop Assassin's Creed III's release has been introduced to the wrath of gamers, with his book being torn to pieces on Amazon. Link is a story about experiencing the life of a descendant through a virt...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 04.18.2012

Ubisoft sued for 'ripping off' Assassin's Creed idea

A science fiction author is suing Ubisoft after alleging that the premise of Assassin's Creed was stolen from his own novel, Link. John L. Beiswenger is a research engineer as well as a writer, and points to a number of ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 04.18.2012

Ubisoft sued for 'ripping off' Assassin's Creed idea

A science fiction author is suing Ubisoft after alleging that the premise of Assassin's Creed was stolen from his own novel, Link. John L. Beiswenger is a research engineer as well as a writer, and points to a number of ...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 02.10.2012

Blizzard is suing Valve over DOTA trademark

MMO leader Blizzard has filed against Valve in an attempt to stop it trademarking DOTA, claiming the name has been used in exclusive association with the Warcraft series for more than seven years. It was filed late last year ...

Jim Sterling

10:30 AM on 01.26.2012

California to pay ESA $950,000 for failed case legal fees

California tried to establish unconstitutional regulations on videogames and failed miserably. Brown v. ESA had the Court voting 7-2 to Alpha Counter a 2005 California law that would put an unlawful lock on game distribution....

Dale North

5:15 PM on 01.09.2012

Interplay's Fallout MMO is done as Bethesda wins battle

The long, bitter legal battle between Bethesda and Interplay has finally resolved today, with Bethesda emerging the victor. Interplay officially has no claim to the Fallout IP, and its plans to create a Fallout MMO are now th...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 01.09.2012

EA using First Amendment to keep helicopters in BF3

Electronic Arts has filed a preemptive lawsuit against aircraft manufacturer Textron, hoping to invoke First Amendment laws and justify the use of real-life helicopters in Battlefield 3.  Three helicopters appear in the ...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 12.29.2011

Konami punishes woman for getting pregnant, gets sued

Konami recently lost a lawsuit against a former employee after she was punished for taking maternity leave.  Yoko Sekiguchi took the six months of paid maternity leave that she was entitled to, only to discover upon her ...

Jim Sterling

11:30 AM on 12.20.2011

HAHAHA! Sony sued over no-sue clause in Terms of Service

Yep. The new PlayStation Network Terms of Service clause that basically says that users cannot sue Sony after agreeing to use the service has bit Sony in the ass. They're...being sued. A California man is suing Sony on behalf...

Dale North