If you ever look at your day job and think, self, I could be making more money, then maybe you oughta consider a career in video game sports tattoo litigation.
For twenty years, Namco Bandai has held patent US 5718632 A, which has given them ownership of the idea of a loading screen minigame. On November 27 (this Friday), that patent expires.
Last week, Blizzard filed a lawsuit against the team behind a series of bots called “Buddy,” which allow users to cheat at games such as Heroes of the Storm, Diablo III and World of Warcraft. This week, the creators of those bots are hitting back at Blizzard, claiming the company has stolen their code. But Blizzard…
In South Korea, people can report internet defamation to the police. According to Hankook Ilbo, one of the country’s largest newspapers, evil people are using this to their advantage. And apparently, they’re doing it in League of Legends.
The Pokémon Company, the business devoted entirely to managing all things Pokémon, has filed one hell of a lawsuit against the organisers of a PAX party that had been scheduled to go down last week.
I guess we can all be friends now.
Thirty-year old Akihide Yamamoto has been arrested for allegedly selling cheats for online shooter Alliance of Valiant Arms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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".