YouTube Copyright Fiasco Get Wilder, But This Time Someone Admits Error

Being told someone else owns your 2-million-view video is a sure way to ruin a YouTuber's day. It can also be a real downer for the company supposedly making the claim. Especially if YouTube's bot scanner is making thousands of these infuriating claims on their behalf, all because of a mistake. » 12/16/13 7:30pm 12/16/13 7:30pm

Game Critic Says YouTube Copyright Policy Threatens His Livelihood…

Three of "Angry Joe" Vargas' 10 most-viewed videos on YouTube, and dozens of others, have been flagged by YouTube's controversial "content ID" system, meaning the independent games critic and personality can't earn any advertising money from them. Last night, Angry Joe responded, very much in character. » 12/12/13 3:30pm 12/12/13 3:30pm

Command and Conquer's New Militant Faction Underlines an Old Problem

No longer will Command and Conquer's militant "Global Liberation Army" feature generals of obvious Middle Eastern descent, once the game goes free-to-play. Polygon reports that Victory Games made the decision because some folks didn't like the implication that Middle Easterners were a bunch of militant terrorists. » 6/12/13 12:00pm 6/12/13 12:00pm

Are The Hunger Games Appropriate for a Full Video Game Adaptation? Will…

Forgive me, I had not heard of The Hunger Games before I posted an item about Canabalt's creator and mentioned he was making an iPhone game coinciding with the film's release. That was a week ago. Since then, I could not avoid the topic if I tried, and not just because of its understandable appeal to video gamers. » 3/25/12 3:00pm 3/25/12 3:00pm

Part of Mass Effect's Controversial Day-One DLC is on the Disc, Video…

The fury will not abate over Mass Effect 3's "From Ashes" extension, a downloadable content package available on the day it was released (and within the game's collector's edition). A user has produced a video alleging that one of the characters available in the DLC is actually on the disc. » 3/11/12 2:00pm 3/11/12 2:00pm

Big Game Makers Take Names Off SOPA Support

The Stop Online Piracy Act, currently a bill before the Congress, is utterly detested by the Internet, in case you don't read the Internet. Gamers don't think much of it either, as it would have some rather stupid ramifications for how they enjoy that lifestyle and consume its products. So it's of note that Nintendo,… » 12/31/11 11:00am 12/31/11 11:00am

Lawsuit Dropped with "Jew or Not a Jew" iPhone App's Removal

If someone was going to sue over an iPhone app called "Jew or Not Jew," I would have expected it to be an infringement claim coming from Saturday Night Live, or Al Franken, the Minnesota senator who wrote a sketch by that name which aired in 1988 here in the U.S. Instead, it was an action brought under France's… » 11/26/11 3:00pm 11/26/11 3:00pm