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Firewatch developers issue DMCA takedowns against PewDiePie

Sean Vanaman, co-founder of studio Campo Santo, announced on Twitter today that the studio would be filing DMCA takedowns against YouTuber Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg. Shortly afterwards they followed up, with all footage of Firewatch on hi...

 
 
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Niantic is being sued by some Pokemon Go attendees

As you may have seen, Niantic had their hands full last weekend with their "Pokemon Go Fest" in Chicago, an event that brought thousands of players out to the city. The game buckled under the stress and basically didn't work for most of the...

 
 
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Blizzard shut down fan-run World of Warcraft server

A fan-created server, which intended to emulate WoW's popular 2007 Burning Crusade expansion pack, has been closed within hours of going live by Blizzard Entertainment.The server, a four year work-in-progress by creator Gummy52, was hoping ...

 
 
 
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Blizzard wins case against programmer for Overwatch cheats

Last year, Blizzard decided to take a German programmer by the name of Bossland to court for "copyright infringement." Its claim was that Bossland's cheat program, Watchover Tyrant, demonstrated unfair competition and was in violation of th...

 
 
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Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona is suing Konami

Konami's next legal battle is coming from an unlikely source. Argentine soccer great (and brief national team coach) Diego Maradona will file suit against Konami for the unauthorized use of his likeness in Pro Evolution Soccer 2017. Maradon...

 
 
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Jim Sterling prevails in his lawsuit with Digital Homicide

[Disclosure: Jim Sterling is a former reviews editor at Destructoid.] Almost a year ago, we found out that Jim Sterling was being sued by indie developer James Romine on behalf of his studio Digital Homicide for damages in excess of $10.7 m...

 
 
 
 
 
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Five Ubisoft executives have been accused of insider trading

Some Ubisoft executives have found themselves in a precarious position after a French stock market regulation committee has accused them of insider trading. Now they're left to prove that they didn't offload company shares with knowledge th...

 
 
 
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Overwatch players may have a case in summer Loot Box snafu

A few days ago, we reported on how Blizzard was caught changing the description of its microtransaction Loot Box system in Overwatch. Turns out, one Battle.net user actually inquired about the legality of the swapped terms. The result doesn...

 
 
 
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No criminal charges to be filed in 38 Studios case

No charges will be filed against Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning company 38 Studios or former Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation officials, the state's Attorney General Peter Kilman and State Police Colonel Steven O'Donnel announce...

 
 
 
 
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Ex-employee sues Valve for $3.1m in damages

A former translator for Valve is suing the company for $3.1m. As reported by Polygon, the suit — filed in April — seeks $1m for general damages, a further $1m for loss of earnings, another $1m for special damages, and an extra $...

 
 
 
 
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Ubisoft's canceled 1666 resurfaces as trademark

Patrice Désilets was the creative director of Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft's cash cow from which all its games seem to be modeled (endlessly reproducable open-world systems from now until end, amen). He left the company in 2010 and went...

 
 
 
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We've spent $500M on GTA Online microtransactions

Rockstar has generated over half a billion - yes, billion - dollars through microtransactions on Grand Theft Auto Online. The news was revealed as part of ex-Rockstar North’s president Leslie Benzie’s $150m lawsuit against ...

 
 
 
 




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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I have the house to myself for an hour and 15 Operation Peach Beach Stash is GO! Each way takes about 30-35 I just have to try and make it back before someone else gets No

 
RiffRaff

Watching Paprika right now for the first time and was giddy when I found Dtoids origin!

 
Tohsaka

Skullgirls used in a fast food What a time to be

 
FakePlasticTree

Man, I really wish IO would release the classic 47 Suit as Not everyone played the game, when the Elusive Targets were still around :(

 
Dwavenhobble

So for those here who want to send a little message to Warner Brothers over the Shadow of War lootboxes and WB pocketing money from Charity Join me and say NO MORE

 
KeithTheGeek

Shoelaces are fucking We as a species have developed multiple better alternatives that are easier and faster to deal with, but youre not an adult unless you waste time in the morning tying >=(

 
chlmera

The Princess Bride is coming back to theaters for the 30th anniversary (which is today!) Mid Best believe Im going! All hail Rob Reiner

 
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Preregistered for Will be playing both DOA5 Last Round and Tekken

 
Jinx 01

Thinking about ultrawide stuff Feels like more of a game changer than 4K But it seems more practical to get a 16:9 screen then letterbox to 21:9 than buy an actual 21:9 And you could do it with a big 4K best of both worlds?

 
 

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