GTA Creators: Lindsay Lohan Is Suing Us 'For Publicity Purposes'

In July, Lindsay Lohan filed suit against Rockstar Games for a Grand Theft Auto V character that she says is based on her. Now the makers of Red Dead Redemption say that the movie star is only suing them to garner buzz. » 8/27/14 3:00pm 8/27/14 3:00pm

Someone's Suing Sony Because A PS4 Game Isn't 1080p

Proving the theory that anyone will sue anyone for anything, a legal firm filed a class-action lawsuit for $5 million against Sony yesterday because the multiplayer mode in PS4 game Killzone: Shadowfall doesn't run at a "native" resolution of 1080p. » 8/06/14 5:25pm 8/06/14 5:25pm

Lindsay Lohan Is Suing the Makers of Grand Theft Auto

The actress best known for her controversy-filled personal and professional lives has claimed before that Rockstar Games based a character in Grand Theft Auto V on her, without permission. And now she's suing them. » 7/02/14 11:54am 7/02/14 11:54am

Oculus Fires Back At 'Silly, Money-Grabbing' ZeniMax Lawsuit

Last month, ZeniMax officially dropped the lawsuit hammer on Oculus, accusing the virtual reality company of "illegally misappropriating" their trade secrets in an extensive legal complaint. » 6/25/14 10:56am 6/25/14 10:56am

Halo Theme Composer Sues Bungie Boss

Composer Marty O'Donnell, the man responsible for Halo's iconic theme song, is suing the head of his former company Bungie for not paying benefits he claims he is owed. » 6/06/14 2:34pm 6/06/14 2:34pm

Does This Look Like A Magic: The Gathering Clone To You?

Disputes over intellectual property walk a fine line between meting out justice and delving headfirst into a ridiculous bramble of legalese. » 5/15/14 6:30pm 5/15/14 6:30pm

Wizards Of The Coast Is Suing Someone For Cloning Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering publisher Wizards of the Coast has filed a lawsuit against Cryptozoic Entertainment and Hex Entertainment alleging that the companies' online card game Hex: Shards of Fate is a Magic clone. » 5/14/14 6:06pm 5/14/14 6:06pm

Stardock Lawsuits Dropped, Ex-Employee Apologizes

Two lawsuits involving the gaming studio Stardock have been settled, and as part of the settlement, the ex-employee participating in both suits has written a letter apologizing to the studio for her involvement. » 9/24/13 3:00pm 9/24/13 3:00pm

Duke Nukem Creators 3D Realms Suing Gearbox over Unpaid Royalties

Apogee Software/3D Realms—the studio that spent more than a decade working on Duke Nukem Forever—is suing Gearbox Software, the company that bought that game’s rights and released the long-brewing sequel in 2011. Apogee/3D Realms alleges that Gearbox has refused to pay more than $2 million owed to 3D Realms from… » 6/13/13 12:51pm 6/13/13 12:51pm

Two Meme Creators Are Suing The People Who Made Scribblenauts

Oh man. The guy who created Keyboard Cat (Charles Schmidt) and the guy who created Nyan Cat (Christopher Orlando Torres) are suing Warner Bros. and 5th Cell for using the two cat memes in their game Scribblenauts. » 5/02/13 2:30pm 5/02/13 2:30pm

Call of Duty Co-Creator Jason West Has Left His New Studio [UPDATE]

Jason West, a co-creator of Call of Duty and co-founder of video game studio Respawn Entertainment, has left the company he helped found, two sources have informed Kotaku. The departure was amicable. » 3/03/13 9:56pm 3/03/13 9:56pm

Zynga Sues Former CityVille Director For Stealing Trade Secrets When He…

Zynga filed a lawsuit Friday against Alan Patmore, former general manager of CityVille, alleging that Patmore stole trade secrets and confidential information when he left the company. » 10/15/12 6:00pm 10/15/12 6:00pm

PC Gaming Studio Said She Ruined Their Game, But Only After She Sued…

UPDATE 2: Both cases discussed in this story were dismissed in September of 2013, with Alexandra Miseta apologizing for bringing her suit against Brad Wardell. Read that full update here. » 9/06/12 12:00pm 9/06/12 12:00pm

Once Again, EA is Trying to be the Big Friend on Video Gaming's…

This little exchange yesterday on Twitter says a lot about why Electronic Arts is suing the Facebook gaming giant Zynga, and how the publishing giant really sees itself in doing so. » 8/04/12 4:30pm 8/04/12 4:30pm

Retired Pro Football Players Get the Go-Ahead to Blitz EA for Using…

Like a quarterback scrambling in the pocket, Electronic Arts has been dodging court cases related to its sports titles left and right. In recent years, the litigation's been initiated by athletes—both college and professional—that would have the publisher dole out a cut of profits for using their likenesses. The… » 4/04/12 6:15pm 4/04/12 6:15pm

PlayStation 3 Owner Files Class Action Suit Against Sony For Dropping…

In early April, Sony issued a new software update for the PlayStation 3 that eliminated the option to install an alternate operating system, like Linux, to the console. Now, a California man is suing Sony Computer Entertainment over the change. » 4/28/10 10:50pm 4/28/10 10:50pm

Axed Call Of Duty Creators Return Fire At Activision, Plan To Reveal…

Mega-publisher Activision filed its counter-suit against two former top Modern Warfare game developers today, claiming that the pair purposely delayed Modern Warfare 3 and had designs to "steal the [Infinity Ward] studio." What does the other side have to say? » 4/09/10 7:20pm 4/09/10 7:20pm

Ousted Modern Warfare 2 Makers Counter-sued By Activision

A little more than a month after the two top men behind Modern Warfare 2 were fired by their publisher and sued because of it — that publisher, Activision, is suing back, the Los Angeles Times reported today. » 4/09/10 3:20pm 4/09/10 3:20pm