Nissan the car company never really cared who Uzi Nissan was. Then it decided he had something it wanted very much—the website www.nissan.com, which he created for his small retail computer business in 1994—and it sued him for $10 million. When the two Nissans went to war, Uzi Nissan prevailed in the end, but lost…
German game publisher Crytek is suing Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) for breaching contract and infringing its copyright, asking for a jury trial to determine the value of damages.
Did you install Linux on your PS3? If you can prove it, Sony owes you $55. If not, but you still owned a PS3, they’ll give you $9. It’s all part of a settlement from a case over the removal of the PS3's “Other Operating Systems” feature.
When we last saw the game studio Digital Homicide, they were suing game critic Jim Sterling for $10 million, charging him with libel and slander for harshly criticizing their games. Now they’re pursuing legal action against 100 anonymous Steam users, calling them a “hate and harassment group” in recent court filings.
With just under three weeks before the launch of No Man’s Sky—which I personally delayed back in May—a new potential controversy has emerged, this one revolving around a Dutch scientist’s patent.
In the wake of a scandal where it came to light that two prominent YouTubers, Trevor ‘TmarTn’ Martin and Tom ‘ProSyndicate’ Cassell, promoted a Counter-Strike gambling site they founded and owned sans overt disclosure, the two have been sued.
Some folks might find it flattering when the BBC decides to make a movie about the creation of their blockbuster video game franchise. Not Rockstar Games. They’re suing the British Broadcasting Company over a project all about the making of Grand Theft Auto.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blizzard is taking legal action against a group of StarCraft II players who created a set of cheats and hacks for the real-time strategy game.
Disputes over intellectual property walk a fine line between meting out justice and delving headfirst into a ridiculous bramble of legalese.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.