Artist Sues Pet Toy Company Over Angry Birds Trademark

Years before there was an Angry Birds video game, pet accessory maker Hartz partnered with Seattle artist Juli Adams to release a line of Angry Birds cat toys. A lawsuit filed by Adams this week alleges Hartz unlawfully took her trademarked designs and turned them into a licensing partnership with game developer… » 8/05/14 12:30pm 8/05/14 12:30pm

College Players Can Get a PS4 From a Bowl Game, But They Can't Be Paid

The Military Bowl is no one's idea of a major college football bowl game. It's a shitty bowl, in fact, inviting five-loss teams to stage background-noise football two days after Christmas. Despite that, every player from Maryland and Marshall will receive a PlayStation 4 for showing up this year. » 12/09/13 7:30pm 12/09/13 7:30pm

EA Sports Sued by a Desperate NCAA Over the Game it Endorsed and Made

Back in the summer, the NCAA piously announced it would no longer license video games, leaving it to members to decide whether they would continue to appear in EA Sports' college football series. The schools' biggest licensing agent and Electronic Arts chose to settle all claims brought by college players, leaving the… » 11/23/13 3:00pm 11/23/13 3:00pm

Curt Schilling is Selling His Nintendogs DSes in Bankruptcy Auction

Curt Schilling's ill-fated games studio took down the state of Rhode Island with it, so it's not much of a surprise he's in personal bankruptcy, too, selling off all sorts of crap. Discerning video gamers will be interested in items No. 8 and No. 9 in this auction guide, but don't overlook that pink Christmas Tree. » 10/08/13 11:53am 10/08/13 11:53am

Maker of Religious Video Games Faces Stock Fraud Charges in U.S.

Remember those Left Behind holy-war video games made for the PC in the middle of the last decade? U.S. regulators just sued the company's founder, saying that he and a friend artificially inflated the firm's revenue figures through a stock kickback scheme. The founder says the government is discriminating against him. » 9/25/13 7:00pm 9/25/13 7:00pm

College Footballers Show Support for Those Suing EA Sports and NCAA

Several college football players yesterday showed support for the National Collegiate Players Association, writing the initials of the group's slogan—"All Players United"—on parts of their uniform. It's a show of solidarity with those suing over the use of player likenesses in the NCAA Football series. » 9/22/13 9:07am 9/22/13 9:07am