In its first ever action against individual influencers, the FTC has ordered that Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell, the two ringleaders of the CSGO Lotto controversy that shook the CSGO gambling scene to its core, “clearly and conspicuously disclose” material connections next time. So basically,…
The Federal Trade Commission came out hard against Warner Bros. today, banning the game publisher from misrepresenting sponsored content as part of a settlement that will force WB to offer clearer disclosure practices in their marketing campaigns.
Around the launch of the Xbox One, the YouTube network Machinima held a special campaign for its clients: Make a positive video about Microsoft’s newest console, and you’ll get paid extra. Also, you’re not allowed to talk about any of this.
Late last year Sony agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that it falsely advertised the PlayStation Vita console at launch. Anyone in the U.S. who purchased the handheld prior to June 1, 2012 is entitled to $25 cash or one of three different game bundles. Here’s how.
Sony has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over claims that the company falsely advertised its PlayStation Vita console when it was first released in 2012. The company is now required to issue refunds to Vita customers affected by the advertising.
I like Michael Pachter. I really do. I get Castleville requests from him all the time. Seriously, though, I do go to Pachter for comment occasionally in my sports columns, mostly because the deals cut in that genre are complex and often rely on a publisher partnering up with older businesses, and he understands those…
One upset fan in the great Mass Effect 3 rageathon now is making a federal case out of his crushing disappointment in the game. Literally.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations today confirmed to Kotaku that it is looking into the security breach that brought the Playstation Network down and exposed millions of users' personal data to cybercriminals.
The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has responded to a Federal Trade Commission report that video game retailers do a good job of observing the M-rating on video games and refusing their sale to minors.
As the Supreme Court considers whether or not selling violent video games to children should be a crime in California, the Federal Trade Commission releases a report showing that game retailers are doing just fine enforcing game ratings without fines and jail time hanging over their heads.
There was a rumor last week that Apple was unhappy with Capcom over the way in-app purchases could be made in Smurf's Village. Turns out Apple may have had a very good reason to be upset.
The agency that handles PR for Harmonix, 505 Games and other developers will settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission that its employees posed as ordinary consumers to post positive game reviews on the iTunes App store.
As part of a draft plan to "save journalism" (as in, "save newspapers"), the Federal Trade Commission is making a number of proposals to Washington. Among them is a 5% tax on consumer electronics. Hey, game consoles are consumer electronics!
The Federal Trade Commission, in a report to Congress, lauds the video games industry as best among all entertainment producers when it comes to responsible marketing and advertising.
The Federal Trade Commission, it seems, has determined that bloggers aren't journalists, or should at least be treated differently.
The alleged practice of GameStop lending new copies of games to employees at their stores and then later selling those games as new, unused copies, may be a violation of federal law.
Now’s your chance to tell the FTC how you feel about Digital Rights Management technologies – the Commission has opened up a comment form to the public.
Like a corporate ninja, Electronic Arts has hurled a flash bomb and vanished into the shadows with Take-Two Interactive bundled under its cloak.
The Federal Trade Commission has posted closing letters to its site that show it has closed its Antitrust investigation into the Electronic Arts/Take Two merger.