Almost 3 Years Ago Investors Sued CDP Over Cyberpunk 2077; Settlement Reaches
Zuzanna Domeradzka, 28 November 2023, 14:00
After three years, a settlement has been reached on a class action lawsuit filed by US companies against CD Projekt. The dispute concerned the abysmal technical condition of Cyberpunk 2077 on eighth-generation consoles.
Gabe Newell to Testify on Steam's Alleged Monopolistic Practices
Hubert Sledziewski, 27 November 2023, 06:23
Gabe Newell will have to go to court in person to testify about „Steam's monopolistic practices.” Valve's chief executive wanted to avoid this.
Sony Faces Lawsuit Over PlayStation Store Prices; 6.3 Billion Pounds at Stake
Kamil Kleszyk, 22 November 2023, 04:25
A London court has agreed to continue a class action case against Sony. A loss could cost the Japanese giant an astronomical amount 6.3 billion pounds.
Family Sues Big Publishers; Accuses Them of Supporting Game Addiction
Maciej Gaffke, 09 November 2023, 05:48
A lawsuit has been filed in court in which an Arkansas family alleges that major gaming publishers intentionally addicted their child to video games. The defendants include Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment and Microsoft, among others.
Epic Games Store Still Not Profitable; Company Confirms in Court
Maciej Gaffke, 07 November 2023, 04:13
Epic Games Store continues to drain its owner's wallet. Yesterday's hearing confirmed that the digital platform is still not providing profits to Fortnite's developers.
Litigation Over Alleged Theft of ARK: Survival Evolved's Source Code Settled
Kamil Kleszyk, 11 October 2023, 07:04
It looks like Myth of Empires will soon return to Steam. The game was pulled from Valve's platform after its developers were accused of stealing the source code of ARK: Survival Evolved.
Fired Employees Sue BioWare for 'Unjustified Mistreatment'
Kamil Kleszyk, 04 October 2023, 14:29
After BioWare said goodbye to some of its employees in August, a lawsuit was filed by several of them.
We Learned More About Hacker Attack That Led to the Huge GTA 6 Leak
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 August 2023, 15:03
Not only Rockstar, but also Uber, Revolut and Nvidia suffered from the actions of a hacker who leaked footage from GTA 6 last year.
Legendary John Carmack Buries the Hatchet With Bethesda and Returns to QuakeCon
Adam Celarek, 15 August 2023, 12:31
John Carmack, co-founder of the legendary id Software, has frequently faced Bethesda in court over the past decade. Recent posts from the developer's Twitter/X, however, suggest that the relationship between the feuding parties has improved considerably.
Activision Responds to Content Creator's Threat With Lawsuit
Kamil Kleszyk, 27 July 2023, 18:20
Activision has sued Anthony Fantano for „abuse” of intellectual property rights after the creator demanded monetary compensation from the publisher for the use of his audio in a clip.
FTC Doesn't Let Up [Update: Supreme Court Involved]
Maciej Gaffke, 18 July 2023, 12:17
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not giving up and is appealing the ruling favoring Microsoft. In the meantime, Internet users have stormed the authority's Wikipedia page.
Microsoft Wins in U.S.; Activision Blizzard Acquisition Almost Certain
Hubert Sledziewski, 12 July 2023, 09:46
Microsoft has won the court battle with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Thus, nothing now stands in the way of its acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Player Who Swatted Ubisoft in Revenge for Ban Got Convicted
Marcin Przala, 07 July 2023, 14:57
A toxic gamer who sent police to Ubisoft Montreal in 2020 as revenge has been sentended to prison.
Call of Duty Rules on This Platform, But it's Not PC, PlayStation or Xbox
Agnes Adamus, 05 July 2023, 12:32
Statistics released during the FTC vs. Microsoft hearing showed which platforms Call of Duty is most popular on. If you assumed it would be PC, PlayStation or Xbox, you are wrong.
The Elder Scrolls 16 Will Launch in 2026, Microsoft's Lawyer Claims
Kamil Kleszyk, 30 June 2023, 15:54
More and more interesting information is coming out during Microsoft's continuing series of hearings by the Federal Trade Commission. This time we learned that 2026 will see the release of... Elder Scrolls 16.
Microsoft Would Like to Drop Exclusives, but Can't Because Sony
Agnes Adamus, 30 June 2023, 14:03
According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, console exclusivity of video games is not good. However, the market standards imposed by Sony prevent his company from abandoned this model.
Jim Ryan on Starfield's Exclusivity: 'I Don't Like It, but have No Quarrel With It'
Hubert Sledziewski, 27 June 2023, 23:00
Sony CEO Jim Ryan „has no quarrel” with Starfield's console exclusivity. What's more, he doesn't see it as anti-competitive.
The Elder Scrolls 6 Won't Launch Until End of The Decade, Phil Spencer Suggests
Adrian Werner, 25 June 2023, 23:06
During the court hearing, Microsoft's Phil Spencer said that it has not yet been decided whether The Elder Scrolls VI will be a title exclusive to PC and Xbox consoles, and that's because, as he explains, the game will be released in five years at the earliest.
'Eliminate PlayStation': Lawyers Provide Evidence Revealing Microsoft's Intentions
Kamil Kleszyk, 21 June 2023, 15:38
Alleged internal messages sent between Microsoft employees have surfaced, making it clear that the Activision deal is aimed at eliminating PlayStation from the game market.
Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Temporarily Blocked by FTC
Hubert Sledziewski, 14 June 2023, 16:36
Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have been granted a „temporary restraining order” by a court in the United States. This is to prevent the companies from finalizing their merger prematurely.
Disco Elysium was Supposed to Go to Ubisoft or Microsoft; Dev Reveals New Details
Karol Laska, 30 May 2023, 14:43
Robert Kurvitz, in an interview with Chris Bratt, gave the official reason for his dismissal by ZA/UM - it was an attempt to steal the Disco Elysium brand. The developer, however, dismissed the reports.
Nintendo Sued for Microtransactions in Mario Kart Tour; Children Affected
Kamil Kleszyk, 24 May 2023, 15:49
An American citizen has decided to sue Nintendo after his child spent more than $170 on lootboxes in Mario Kart Tour.
Microsoft Won Skirmish With Gamers Trying to Block Activision purchase
Kamil Kleszyk, 23 May 2023, 14:36
A group of gamers who see a threat in the merger between Activision and Microsoft have asked a California court to block the deal. The US judiciary rejected the lawsuit.
Riot Games to Pay Compensation to 1,548 Women for Gender Discrimination [UPDATE]
Jacob Blazewicz, 15 May 2023, 12:53
Riot Games' discrimination case against women is coming to an end. The settlement obliges LoL developers to pay a total of $100 million to more than 1,500 people.
Microsoft Brings Out Big Guns to Salvage the Activision Deal
Adam Celarek, 09 May 2023, 16:58
Microsoft is not giving up on the Activision deal. After the UK blocked the merger, the corporation is reaching out for help from a lawyer experienced in similar cases.
Dark and Darker Creators Send Refunds, Fans Refuse to Accept
Adam Celarek, 26 April 2023, 16:13
The developers of Dark and Darker have decided to return the money given in the form of voluntary donations by fans. However, players have shown unexpected support to the studio.
Dark and Darker Dev Sued; Legal Escalation [UPDATE]
Michal Ciezadlik, 21 April 2023, 15:35
Nexon has filed an official lawsuit against Ironmace, the studio responsible for Dark and Darker, which has recently become popular. Among other things, the Korean company is demanding that Ironmace cease work on they game and pay damages.
Nintendo Goes to Court; Wants Discord to Identify Zelda Leaker
Jakub Tarchala, 11 April 2023, 14:58
Nintendo wants to punish an „anonymous” perpetrator who illegally published an 200-page artbook from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The case has gone to court.
Take-Two Reaches Settlement With GTA Mod Makers, But it's Not the End
Adam Celarek, 04 April 2023, 14:35
The nearly two-year-long court battle between Take-Two and a group of modders modifying GTA games is most likely at an end. However, another one is looming in the background.
Nexon Wants to 'Bleed Out' Dark and Darker Devs in Court; Fans Show Generous Support
Adrian Werner, 02 April 2023, 22:22
Fans of Dark and Darker have shown that they are ready to give substantial financial support to the game's developers in their legal battle with Nexon.
Fallout 2 Designer Cleared of Harassment Charges and Compensated
Kamil Kleszyk, 27 March 2023, 13:00
The high-profile case over alleged harassment allegedly committed by Chris Avellone is slowly coming to an end. The women who sued the famous game designer have withdrawn their accusations.
Scandals Surrounding Disco Elysium Devs are Slowly Settling
Zuzanna Domeradzka, 15 March 2023, 13:22
The dispute between ZA/UM, the studio responsible for Disco Elysium, and its former employees is apparently slowly coming to an end. Kaur Kender has responded to court orders for payment related to the lawsuit he filed, which was withdrawn in December.
Police Raided Dark and Darker Devs; Team Reassures
Marcin Przala, 09 March 2023, 15:18
One of the local offices of Dark and Darker devs was raided by police. Korean team is defusing the situation and assuring that everything is under control. However, conflicting information on the subject is appearing online.
Another Country Deals Blow to Lootboxes; Sony to Refund FUT Packs
Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 05 March 2023, 23:31
Austria joins countries that treat loot boxes as gambling. A court in the city of Hermagor has ordered Sony to refund the money a player used to purchase packs in FIFA Ultimate Team mode.
Fantasy of Being Agent 47 May Have Motivated a Murderer
Kamil Kleszyk, 02 March 2023, 12:00
A man accused of committing murder has gone on trial in the UK. One of the suggested motivations of the killer was, according to prosecutors, a „bizarre fantasy” of being Agent 47, the protagonist of the Hitman series.
Crack Down on Leakers; Devs of Online Hit Go to Court
Ewa Ichniowska, 23 February 2023, 16:58
The makers of one of the biggest hits of recent years are bringing out new guns in the fight against leaks. Users in America, Spain and Russia are now also being targeted.
Destiny 2 Devs Battle Cheaters; Big Money on the Table
Marcin Przala, 15 February 2023, 14:05
Bungie is not forgiving cheat sellers. This time, the U.S. developers are demanding multimillion-dollar damages from the Romanian owner of a website where, until recently, cheats for Destiny 2 could be purchased.
Sony Accuses Microsoft of 'Harassment'
Marcin Przala, 10 February 2023, 14:48
Sony representatives claim that Microsoft is 'harassing' their company and exposing them to millions of dollars in losses in connection with the pending Activision Blizzard acquisition.
Take-Two Tired of Courts; Publisher Wants Settlement With GTA Mod Makers
Jakub Tarchala, 08 February 2023, 15:14
Modders who have not bowed to Take-Two can count on an amicable resolution of the matter. Perhaps this sends a clear message to other mod developers that the publisher is only threatening the modders to „buy time.”.
Microsoft 'Invites' Sony to Court; Wants to Know Its Secrets
Hubert Sledziewski, 24 January 2023, 13:33
Microsoft considers details of PlayStation game development process to be relevant to the Federal Trade Commission's investigation attempting to undermine the Activision Blizzard acquisition. The Redmond giant has therefore invited Sony to court to reveal its secrets.
Epic Games Reconciles With Apple? Tim Sweeney Suggests Big Comeback
Jakub Tarchala, 03 January 2023, 15:34
After the grueling court affair between Epic Games and Apple, the two sides have not been particularly solicitous. Out of nowhere, however, Tim Sweeney seems to have restored hopes for the return of Fortnite on iOS.
Ubisoft and Bungie Merciless to Cheatmakers; Demand Over $2M in Compensation
Adrian Werner, 20 December 2022, 14:09
Bungie and Ubisoft have joined forces against cheaters. In a lawsuit, they are demanding more than $2 million from a group making money from cheats for Destiny 2 and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege.
Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Sued
Wiktor Szczesny, 09 December 2022, 15:16
Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard is a record-breaking deal in financial terms, but also a legal turmoil. The deal has become the subject of a battle between the American company and a number of authorities. Most recently, the Federal Trade Commission joined in.
Court Battle With Disco Elysium 2 in the Background; Details Revealed
Kamil Kleszyk, 27 November 2022, 21:07
The situation of Disco Elysium 2 is becoming increasingly complicated. In the course of the ongoing court battle, more information related to the potentially fraudulent activities of ZA/UM studio's owners is coming to light.
Disco Elysium Devs Sue ZA/UM
Hubert Sledziewski, 24 October 2022, 13:56
Robert Kurvitz, creative director of Disco Elysium, has sued the Estonian studio ZA/UM. The case has to do with a recent scandal and the alleged involuntary departure of three people from the development team.
Sony PlayStation Faces Class Action Lawsuit Amounting to 5 Billion Pounds
Michal Ciezadlik, 22 August 2022, 13:59
Sony's got trouble in the UK. A 5 billion pound class action lawsuit has been filed against the company for „ripping people off” when they make purchases through the PlayStation Store.
Suing Trolls and Cheaters is the Best Path to 'Healthy Community,' Bungie Says
Adrian Werner, 03 August 2022, 12:18
Bungie has recently become known for suing cheaters and trolls. The team's lawyers explained why the company adopted this strategy.
PS5 Was to be Sold With Hidden Defect; Sony Sued
Kamil Kleszyk, 21 July 2022, 15:00
The Japanese company that manufactures the PlayStation 5 will face a lawsuit from disgruntled customers. According to the owners of the device, Sony deliberately concealed its defectiveness when allowing the consoles to be sold.
Serial Cheater and Streamer Sued for Threatening Studio Employees
Adrian Werner, 19 July 2022, 13:01
Bungie has sued a streamer who not only used cheats in Destiny 2, but also threatened studio employees.
Activision Blizzard Claims Company's Reputation has been Unjustly Tarnished
Patryk Michas, 12 May 2022, 13:53
Activision Blizzard claims it was wrongly accused. The company has petitioned the court to dismiss the sexual harassment allegations, challenging the commission's authority.