Game Sued For Featuring An American Hero, Dead For 69 Years

General George S. Patton was one of America's great heroes of the Second World War. He died in December, 1945. You'd think both of those things combined would make it OK for him to star in a video game, but nope. » 1/27/15 8:00pm 1/27/15 8:00pm

'Swatter' Gets Five Years Jailtime

Jason Allen Neff, who last year pleaded guilty to a variety of crimes related to his role in a group who thought "swatting" was a fun time, has this month been sentenced for his crimes. He'll be spending five years in a federal prison. » 1/14/15 9:00pm 1/14/15 9:00pm

The PS4's China Launch Might Have Been Delayed due to Region Locking

Like the Xbox One months before it, Sony's PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita have been delayed in China until further notice. The reasoning behind the delay? Sony needs to resubmit its business plans to the Chinese government. » 1/14/15 6:40am 1/14/15 6:40am

Blizzard Wins Copyright Lawsuit Against Chinese Hearthstone Clone

The makers of a Chinese Hearthstone clone have come out to the public to "refudiate" reports that they had been sentenced to pay Blizzard over $1.6 million. » 11/10/14 8:00am 11/10/14 8:00am

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested in Thailand

Until recently, only two of the three The Pirate Bay co-founders were in police custody: Peter Sunde was arrested in Sweden this past May, while Gottfrid Svartholm was just sentenced to 3.5 years. And yesterday, a third co-founder, Fredrik Neij, was arrested while trying to cross the border into Thailand. » 11/04/14 7:30am 11/04/14 7:30am

Now, Square Enix Is Suing SNK Playmore

Back in August, Kotaku reported that SNK Playmore was taking Square Enix to court because High Score Girl, a manga Square Enix published, allegedly featured SNK characters without permission. Today, Square Enix announced it was now suing SNK. » 10/08/14 4:00am 10/08/14 4:00am

​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

Square Enix in Trouble with SNK and the Cops

Police are investigating Square Enix for allegedly using copyrighted SNK characters in the manga High Score Girl. Square Enix, which publishes the manga, says it didn't receive requests from SNK to halt publication and SNK says it never gave Square Enix permission to use its characters in the manga. » 8/06/14 5:00am 8/06/14 5:00am

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

Kenneth McCulloch, the developer arrested last year on child pornography charges, has been sentenced...to the 12 months jail time he's already served awaiting his verdict. He's still in custody though, having been subsequently charged with "sexual assault, forcible confinement and sexual interference". » 7/30/14 9:49pm 7/30/14 9:49pm

Dark Souls Allegedly Ripped Off By Popular Korean Game

In South Korea, Dark Souls has a following and fans. You'd think the makers of popular mobile game Blade would know they couldn't get away with ripping it off. You'd think! » 7/07/14 5:40am 7/07/14 5:40am

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

Gamers Hit with Criminal Charges for Cheating Online [Update]

In Japan, online game company Nexon is pressing charges against three gamers, ages 17 to 18, for obstruction of business. In short, the gamers were allegedly using in-game cheats for online FPS Sudden Attack. That, it seems, was hurting the game and Nexon. » 6/25/14 8:00am 6/25/14 8:00am

Don't Rip Off Denny's for Your Prostitution Business

Homage? Parody? Prostitution! A call girl business in Nagano, Japan has allegedly broken Japanese law with a logo that resembles the iconic Denny's mark. » 6/12/14 4:40am 6/12/14 4:40am

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

Here's ZeniMax's Specific Beef (Well, Beefs) With Oculus Rift

Oculus, makers of the Oculus Rift VR headset, and ZeniMax, owners of studios like id and Bethesda, are heading to court. It is going to get messy. » 5/21/14 9:30pm 5/21/14 9:30pm

Japanese Man Arrested for Having Guns Made with a 3D Printer

A twenty-seven year old Japanese man was arrested on suspicion of printing and possessing guns. This is the first instance of such an arrest being made in Japan. » 5/08/14 4:00am 5/08/14 4:00am

Man Allegedly Stole Thousands To Spend On Sleazy Flash Game

The FBI has charged a 47-year-old man with stealing thousands to use on the online browser game Evony, best known in the gaming community for some rather sleazy advertisement tactics involving gratuitous amounts of cleavage. » 4/24/14 7:00pm 4/24/14 7:00pm

The 13 year-old video game console ban was "lifted" late last year with the creation of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Since then, there have been revisions to the regulations on how the FTZ will be governed. Today, People's Daily reports that the regulations are now set and game consoles are okay for sale in China. » 4/21/14 6:00am 4/21/14 6:00am

Social Game Company President Sued for an Alleged Forced Abortion

According to reports out of Japan, the president of social gaming giant Gree, Yoshikazu Tanaka, is being sued for allegedly making a young woman get an abortion. » 3/28/14 5:00am 3/28/14 5:00am