Way back in 2007 lawyers gathered together a group of gamers angry with Microsoft over scratched Xbox 360 discs to form a class action lawsuit. Nine years later the Supreme Court is preparing to hear Microsoft’s plea to have the case dismissed for a second time.
It's your money? You want it now? Tough. Now it could be another year before some $27 million is distributed to gamers from Electronic Arts' settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought against the exclusive license its Madden NFL series held. Why? Someone's objecting to the lawyers' fees.
EA promised PS3 owners a free copy of Battlefield 1943 when they picked up Battlefield 3. When they didn't come through, they upset a lot of gamers, both for the bait-and-yank and for the shoddy manner with which it was announced.
With a supreme court decision earlier this year making it legal for companies to include do-not-sue clauses in their user agreements, the only recourse for customers of companies like Sony and Electronic Arts is to opt-out of the clause via written letter. Now there's a website that does it for them.
Have you agreed to the new PlayStation Network terms of service yet? If you have, then you've agreed not to take Sony to court or participate in a class action lawsuit against the company. You really should read things before you sign them, even digitally.
GameStop's alleged practice of selling games played by employees as new could be a violation of the class action lawsuit settlement that the national retailer agreed to, according to the attorney who handled the case.