Minecraft Maker "Notch" Just Gave $250,000 to Reform Software Patents

Notch and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban are each donating a quarter million dollars to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The EFF says that the money from the maker of Minecraft will help fund efforts to reform patent law in the courts and in the court of public opinion. » 12/19/12 1:42pm 12/19/12 1:42pm

It Might Soon be Cool to Jailbreak Your Consoles

It's totally cool to "jailbreak" an iPhone to get around its DRM. Apple may not like that, but the courts say otherwise, so it has to abide. Video game consoles? Less cool. But that could soon change. » 12/02/11 2:00am 12/02/11 2:00am

And Yet it Moves and Four More Indie Games go Cheap for Charity

And Yet It Moves, Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, Hammerfight and VVVVVV just went on sale...for however much you feel like paying. » 7/26/11 12:30pm 7/26/11 12:30pm

The Day the Secret Service Raided a Role-Playing Game Company

Steve Jackson Games is a company well known for its tabletop RPGs and card games. An innocent enough trade, then, so why in 1990 were its offices raided by the United States Secret Service? » 5/13/11 12:00am 5/13/11 12:00am

Sony Action Against Hacker Exposes Those Who Visited His Site

Caught in the blast of Sony's lawsuit against the man who jailbroke the PlayStation 3 is anyone who may have visited his website, under a court order that set off privacy advocates and further angered hackers. » 3/05/11 1:00pm 3/05/11 1:00pm