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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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Flanx

My island was the first hit by Hurricane Maria and she hit us The country has no power or running News reports say theyre in heavy need of I still havent heard from my brother or any one All I can do is hope theyre

 
JcDent

Sometimes, EU is good about defending the Other times, it might suppress a report that claims that piracy doesnt impact digital

 
gajknight

20 minutes to my Wish me luck

 
Everybodys Lawman

Arc System Works is doing a solid and releasing a collection of NES Kunio-Kun games in Japan, which include four of the American releases as I doubt well get it, but importing on the Switch should be a breeze

 
Electric Reaper

Annnnd Fallout 4 has dropped down to a mixed overall review rating of 69% Enjoy your lulz, I imagine some of the few sane people at Bethesda are going:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

I dont want another 2D Metroid without Samus Returns free-aim Its too #SorryNotSorry

 
dephoenix

Saw Kingsman: The Golden Pretty Not as good as the first, but it hardly could have I admire the chances they took, even if they didnt all pan Looking forward to Kingsman Although I hope it takes after Kingsman 1 more than

 
Silver Luso

Happy first day of fall, does anyone know where to buy spiders?

 
Tohsaka

Why would anyone do this to themselves?

 
TricerArocK

Games are Math: Code Vein is to Dark Souls as Quantum Theory is to Gears of remember Quantum Theory??? Me neither! Link to watch and totally prove my point in comments though!

 
 

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