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Sony update warranty terms in wake of FTC ruling

The FTC reported last month that they had found "Warranty void if removed" stickers, which have been used for an age to prevent consumers tampering with their electrical goods, to actually be a violation of law, specifically the Magnuson-Mo...

 
 
 
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The Netherlands has declared some loot boxes as gambling

Last year's release of Star Wars Battlefront II seemed to be the straw that broke the camel's back. Not even a week after the game was on store shelves, a bunch of politicians were looking into whether or not the loot boxes contained within...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Squanchtendo is now Squanch Games

Squanchtendo, the VR development studio co-founded by Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland, is no more. The company will now be known as "Squanch Games."

 
 
 
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Nintendo releasing Google Home app 'Pikachu Talk'

Whilst Nintendo appear to be the masters of consistent trademark applications, one such legal declaration, filed earlier this month, looks like a pretty amusing piece of software.The trademark is for an app intended for use with Google Home...

 
 
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Blizzard China suing 'Overwatch clone' developers

It's been reported by Japanese website PC Watch that Blizzard Entertainment and its partner in the Orient, Netease, are suing the developers of mobile arena-shooter Heroes of Warfare, 4399, over claims that the Android/iOS title is a rip-of...

 
 
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Dear EA, bring back NCAA games already!

We all know what happened. EA Sports was churning out NCAA Football games until 2013 when after the final entry, NCAA Football '14, lawsuits regarding amateur players getting paid put the series on hiatus. The NCAA as well as several i...

 
 
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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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Bass

This is officially my 600th quickpost! Thanks for being cool, How about an AMA to celebrate? (I know the last one wasnt too long ago, please understand)

 
Dwavenhobble

From An announcement from the private Steamworks group for developers / people who create items for measures to crack down on fake games including a new confidence Which has apparently already put EA games as low confiden

 
Mike Sounders

Watching Smash Ultimate Saw that Palkia is still a pokeball Remembered that Spear Pillar is back, which has Palkia as a Is it possible for a double Palkia to happen, therefore negating the stage rotation?

 
TriCerAroK

Monsterboy and the Cursed Looking pretty great!

 
mullon

I was going to write a long, ranting blog post about the terrible plot of Infinite Warfare, I got a couple of paragraphs in, but Ive already forgotten most of the story and all the energy for writing it is gone, so that was a waste of

 
ooktar

This came up on my Youtube recommendations and it made me think of

 
taterchimp

I kind of want to fire up XCom 2 I just miss the

 
Shoggoth2588

Ive been out in the sun, kept myself fed and hydrated, engaged in shared humanity with people but seasonal depression is already kicking my ass :D Even finding something new in Fallout 3 isnt helping (though it was cool to kill a dude over a nighty)

 
Fuzunga

Chaos control!

 
Xeo

Jeez louise, what a Woke up for some fun Fathers Day activities sick as Running a fever, got chills and aches, stomachs a My family has been great though!

 
 

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