Blizzard and NetEase are, according to MMOCulture, suing Chinese company Unico for $1.65 million (¥10 million) for their blatant rip-off of Hearthstone, which they've called Legend of Crouching Dragon.
Legend of... read
Nintendo acquired the entire patent portfolio of IA Labs in a sheriff's sale this week in Montgomery County, Maryland. The transaction came about as the result of unsuccessful litigation on the part of IA Labs.
In 2010, IA La... read
As a followup to Tomita Technologies International's patent infringement case against Nintendo for using its camera technology in the 3DS, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff ruled last month that Nintendo would need to pay royalt... read
Were you injured in an accident on the job? Did Battlefield 4 give you incontinence, space measles, or sinusoidal finger? Then you might have a case.
Law firm Holzer Holzer and Fistel, LLC is investigating whether EA claims f... read
You know it's a slow news weekend when I'm reporting on findings from celebrity news website TMZ, but alas here we go.
According to reports from the site, former Disney debutant Lindsay Lohan is suing Rockstar Games over, wha... read
The trial between 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has begun. Opening arguments from both sides were made Friday in Rhode Island Super Court, The Providence Journal repor... read
THQ says that Electronic Arts intentionally ruined THQ's relationship with UFC parent company Zuffa to get their own license deal. According to Polygon's findings, THQ is suing EA and Zuffa over the UFC game license. If you'v... read
Electronic Arts has bought its way out of a potentially nasty class action lawsuit, for use of the names, images, and likenesses of former and current NCAA student athletes. All it cost was an undisclosed amount, vaguely refe... read
Earlier this year, 3D Realms filed a lawsuit against Gearbox Software, alleging more than $2 million in unpaid royalties from Duke Nukem Forever. A mere few months later, the parties have now stipulated to the dismissal with ... read
Piracy on the DS was kind of a big deal, which is why Nintendo has been taking measures to ensure that the same filth doesn't infect the 3DS ecosystem. The 3D handheld has remained more or less untainted thus far, but the onl... read
In 2011, we reported that Electronic Arts was being sued by Robin Antonick, designer of the original John Madden Football, who was claiming unpaid royalties for derivatives of his work after realizing subsequent early Madden ... read
Ending years of litigation, the Delaware Supreme Court has ordered Viacom to pay Harmonix Music's former owners $300 million in owed bonuses, money from when Viacom still owned the studio.
You may remember that Harmonix was b... read
After filing a formal complaint with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center to gain ownership of the domain name WiiU.com, an official ruling has been handed down in favor of Andy Tran, the current owner of the domain name... read
Warner Bros. and 5th Cell are facing a lawsuit over the inclusion of Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat in Scribblenauts. Preposterous, you say? Greedy, are the meme makers? I say well done them!
It's absolutely about time Warne... read
Both Gearbox and SEGA have responded to a class action suit that alleges customers were lied to during the development of Aliens: Colonial Marines. Both companies are happy to defend themselves and seem unswayed by the threat... read
Warner Bros. and 5th Cell are being slapped with a lawsuit (story via NeoGAF) over the inclusion of a pair of Internet memes in Scribblenauts Unlimited. Both the infamous Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat can be summoned into th... read
SEGA and Gearbox have been slapped with a class action suit for Aliens: Colonial Marines, accused of lying about the game to get it sold. It was only a matter of time.
Edelson LLC has taken the case, which alleges that ... read
Sony inventor claims Nintendo used his tech in 3DS Today, a federal jury found Nintendo guilty of infringing on a former Sony employee's glasses-free 3D tech with the release of the 3DS handheld. Nintendo is looking at a payout of $30.2 million in compensatory damages.
Invent... read feature
Apple has settled a class-action lawsuit that was filed in 2011 by parents who claimed their children racked up charges through in-app purchases without their knowledge or permission, reports CNN. The company will offer $5 iT... read
Opening arguments in a patent infringement trial against Nintendo took place in U.S. District Court on Monday, as an inventor accused the gaming giant of using his glasses-free 3D technology to develop the 3DS handheld.
The i... read
The Electronic Arts and Zynga lawsuits against one another have both been dismissed. The two companies reached a settlement outside of court, and the specifics of the deal haven't been disclosed.
Both companies issued a state... read
The Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZVB) doesn't entertain the long-standing idea of digital games remaining bound to the customer. The consumer group is taking a stand and suing Valve over Steam's refusal to le... read
Remember when actor Jerry Lambert and fictional Sony character Kevin Butler literally became the same human being? Those were simpler times. As you might recall, after performing in many ads for the company, Lambert later wen... read
SEGA is taking Level-5 to court over its Inazuma Eleven soccer games, claiming they infringe on a patent the larger publisher holds.
The bone of contention is the ability to move characters via a finger or pen on a... read
Motorola tried to shut down the sale of the Xbox 360 and other Microsoft products over a patent fees dispute, but it didn't stick. Motorola wanted somewhere near $4 billion a year for the use of some pretty standard tech... read
Following Silicon Knights' lost legal battle against Epic Games, it has been revealed (via GAF) that the perpetually unlucky studio has been ordered to recall and destroy all unsold copies of its Unreal 3-coded games.
Checkpoint, an independent game studio, has filed suit against Marvelous AQL, saying that the Japanese company tried to take their studio over to get out of a $2.5 million payment.
The complaint says that Marvelous paid Check... read
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[Update: Here is a revised version of the commercial with Jerry Lambert removed.]
Sony is in the process of suing Bridgestone and Wildcat Creek Inc over a recent TV commercial where a character pla... read feature
Remember that one time when No Doubt accused Activision, and by proxy Band Hero, of misusing their likeness? It feels like that sort of thing happens every year, but now Activision has one less thing to worry about, as No Dou... read
Electronic Arts and Zynga duking it out is one of the biggest supervillain slap-fights in history. Both companies are reviled by gamers the world over, but as is our nature, we can't just sit back and watch the carnage. Peop... read