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Report – California’s tab for SCOTUS bill to reach in upwards of $1.8 million

California would end up with a hefty bill following its failed attempt at anti-violent game legislation, and it could hit tax payers somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.8 million in attorney fees alone.

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California headlines

  • California to reimburse ESA $950,000 for costs incurred during SCOTUS

    The ESA has announced the state of California will hand over $950,000 to the trade body in order to reimburse it for legal fees incurred from US Supreme Court case against SCOTUS.

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  • California blackout troubles SOE servers

    A widespread blackout in California appears to have disrupted service at Sony Online Entertainment.

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  • US Supreme Court to decide future of violent games law

    The US Supreme Court is to decide if a law that bans the sale and rental of violent videogames towards minors is against free speech.

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  • Riccitiello says location and move towards digital led to Pandemic closure

    EA’s John Riccitiello has told Kotaku that the closure of Pandemic, along with the dismissal of 200 employees, was the direct result of the company’s move towards digital and the Pandemic’s “bloody expensive” California location. Apparently, it costs “two to three times more” to employ people in California as it does in any other region […]

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  • NCsoft's California offices named Paragon Stuios

    NCsoft has unveiled Paragon Studios, based out of Mountain View, CA. Formerly known as NCsoft NorCal, the satellite office will continue to work on City of Heroes and other MMOs. “The renaming of our studio to Paragon Studios represents our devotion to the present and future of the City of Heroes series,” said GM and […]

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  • California law prohibits overtime pay for some game developers

    A California law inducted in 2008 titled “Assembly Bill 10″ apparently says that game workers in the state are not entitled to overtime compensation from “crunch time” towards the end of development. The new law applies only to those making upwards of $75,000 per year ($36 an hour). According to Mark Methenitis, Joystiq’s Law of […]

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  • Rumour: BottleRocket goes bust

    Splatterhouse developer BottleRocket Entertainment has gone bust, says an apparently solid rumour. The company is showing off its horror reboot at New York Comic Con this weekend. BottleRocket – based in Carlsbad, Calfornia – was formed in 2002 of the core team that created Mark of Kri and its sequel at Sony’s San Diego studio. […]

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  • We're off to California - watch this space for updates

    We’re sitting in Heathrow’s Terminal 5 about to get on a plane to San Francisco. Why? We can’t tell you. The NDA is strong with this one. Tuesday night will be worth watching, put it that way. We’ll bring you a schedule for our live coverage of the event on Monday. Mike’s going to be […]

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  • BlizzCon map and schedule published

    WoWInsider‘s got a ton of detail on the schedule for this weekend’s BlizzCon in California, as well as a map of the showfloor. Want to sit in a World of Warcraft class panel? Now you can. Assuming you were one of the lucky few that actually got tickets. Hit the link for more.

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  • BlizzCon starts Friday, in case you'd forgotten

    Blizzard’s sent out a gentle reminder that BlizzCon starts this Friday, so expect plenty of Blizzard-related news this weekend. “With more hall space, more attendees, and more attractions, this BlizzCon will be our biggest yet,” said Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime. “We’re working hard with our partners to make this an unforgettable experience, and we’re looking […]

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  • BlizzCon tickets go on sale

    As you can see from the official site, tickets for BlizzCon 08 are now on sale. The event takes place on October 10-11 in Anaheim, California, and tickets cost $100 each. Go on, buy a flight. It’s only money.

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  • California pays ESA $280,000

    California has had to pay ESA $280k in legal fees after the state lost a court case that would have criminalised the sale of 18-rated games in the region. This isn’t the first time the ESA has be awarded legal costs in the same situation. In fact, according to Gamespot, “Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota have […]

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