Category Archives: Legalities
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 | 13:46 BST
Duke Nukem creator Apogee is suing current Gearbox Software over withheld profits from sales of panned shooter Duke Nukem Forever. The studio claims Gearbox has blocked attempts to carry out an audit on the game’s lifetime sales figures.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 | 18:38 BST
3D Realms has filed a suit against Gearbox Software over unpaid Duke Nukem Forever royalties. The breach of contract suit was filed in Texas on Friday, June 7 with the claim that Gearbox didn’t pay out all the monies stipulated in the purchase agreement between the two companies signed back in 2010.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 18:41 BST
Atlus’ parent company, Index, is being investigated by Japanese authorities for shady bookkeeping practices, according to a NHK report.
Sat, Jun 08, 2013 | 21:41 BST
Patrice Désilets has filed a lawsuit against Ubisoft in which he is seeking $400,000 and the rights to purchase 1666, which was apparently subtitled Amsterdam.
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 | 03:20 BST
Microsoft has filed yet another dispute over domain names related to its new console, this time chasing down the owner of xbox1.com via the National Arbitration Forum.
Thu, May 30, 2013 | 00:29 BST
The state of Rhode Island is investigating the possibly of not paying lenders who helped finance shuttered Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios.
Wed, May 29, 2013 | 08:57 BST
The Entertainment Software Association has released its 2012 annual report, confirming that it successfully served over 99,500 takedown notices to owners of Google Links leading to material that infringed on game copyrights.
Mon, May 27, 2013 | 06:17 BST
The leaker who allegedly got hold of an Xbox One dev kit and released a slew of information to the Internet has warned that if he is arrested today, he’ll spill everything he knows.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 15:25 BST
A six-person committee formed by the International Trade Commission has ruled that Xbox 360 doesn’t violate a patent owned by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 23:04 BST
Four members of Lulzsec have earned the UK’s longest ever jail sentences for hacking.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 06:48 BST
While generously not slapping Let’s Play creators with takedowns, Nintendo has put in ID claims on clips of its games beyond a certain length – bracketing them with adds and pocketing the revenue.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 03:54 BST
A man believed to have been involved in a 2008 attack on the PlayStation Network has been given a year of house arrest.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 02:44 BST
Motiva has been unsuccessful in its bid to overturn a January decision ruling in Nintendo’s favour over contested Wiimote patents.
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 09:22 BST
Olympus Games CEO Skylar Kreisher has issued a statement addressing Garry’s Mod creator Garry Newman’s willingness to go to court over the question of who can use the term “GMOD”. The developer expressed regret that it has come to daggers drawn, swearing it had no intention to “attack” another developer and vowing only friendly intentions.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 07:10 BST
Sat, May 04, 2013 | 21:54 BST
After being taken offline in South Korea in July 2012, the PlayStation Store will be brought back online May 16. The store was taken offline due to a law in the country which forbids online services for asking those under 18 years old their name or age. Sony took the store offline to incorporate changes which would get the service in-line with the new law. Once it’s back up May 16, the store will be restricted to those 18 years of age and older. Minors will no longer be allowed to use the service, and a credit card will verify the registrants age with the store. Thanks, CVG.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 05:54 BST
Nyan Cat creator Christopher Orlando Torres has said he tried to reach an amicable resolution with 5th Cell and Warner Bros over the use of the meme in Scribblenauts Unlimited, but was “disrespected and snubbed”.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 05:32 BST
Gearbox Software and Sega have both issued dismissive statements regarding a class action lawsuit accusing the two companies of falsely advertising Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 22:37 BST
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 22:01 BST
Warner Bros. and 5th Cell are being sued by the creators of Internet memes Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat over copyright infringement.