Rune 2 Publisher Accuses Bethesda of Sabotage
Adrian Werner, 22 October 2020, 11:14
Ragnarok Game's lawsuit against former Human Head studio was expanded to include Bethesda and Zenimax, who are sait to have deliberately sabotaged Rune 2, fearing that it might compete with The Elder Scrolls series.
We've Learned Epic's Losses From the Feud With Apple
Musiol, 11 October 2020, 20:01
Thanks to Epic Games' war with Apple we learned some interesting information. 116 million people played Fortnite on iOS devices and they were more willing to spend money on microtransactions than Android users.
Waste Affair - Apple's Hardware Went to Customers Instead of Recycling
Bartlomiej Sagan, 05 October 2020, 13:27
Another company will soon join the list of entities that got sued by Apple. This time, it will be the company that was supposed to recycle the company's devices.
Nintendo Switch Hackers Will be Judged
mikos, 03 October 2020, 21:33
The leaders of Team Xecuter, a hacker group that targeted Nintendo Switch, have heard the charges and will stand trial.
Epic vs. Apple May be Judged by Jury [Updated]
Bart Swiatek, 30 September 2020, 13:17
The lawsuit brought by Epic Games against Apple may not be resolved by a judge but a jury. Normally jurors do not participate in similar trials, but according to Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers, the opinion of ordinary people may be very important in this case.
Former YouTube Moderator Sues Company for Work-related Trauma
Bart Swiatek, 22 September 2020, 11:32
A former YouTube moderator decided to sue her former employer, arguing that watching videos that often depicted very violent scenes for several hours a day result in her suffering from depression and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ubisoft Renamed Its Game Because Energy Drink
Karol Laska , 15 September 2020, 19:46
Ubisoft has entered into a rather peculiar conflict with representatives of the Monster Energy product line. The issues was the title of one of the upcoming action games from the French giant, which could mislead the fans of the well-known energy drink brand.
Activision Blizzard Continues Its Battle Against Cheaters
Milosz Szubert, 15 September 2020, 15:10
Activision Blizzard's lawyers contacted the GatorCheats team, making cheats for, e.g. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, and demanded that they cease their activities. This is another chapter in the company's fight against cheaters.
Apple Countersues Epic as the Battle for 30% Profit Cut Continues
Milosz Szubert, 09 September 2020, 15:47
In response to Epic Games' accusations, Apple has filed its own lawsuit, in which it accuses Tim Sweeney's company of breach of contract. The company demands compensation.
Google May be Accused of Monopolistic Practices - Again
Bart Swiatek, 07 September 2020, 15:10
According to the Reuters news agency - citing several anonymous sources - U.S. Department of Justice investigators may soon be bringing several monopoly charges against Google. The accusations concern mainly two areas - web browser and contracts on the advertising market.
Fortnite's Losses on iOS; Epic Demands the Game be Returned to App Store
Jacob Blazewicz, 06 September 2020, 18:23
The removal of Fortnite from App Store and Google Play remains unresolved. However, Epic Games has filed a court order to put pressure on Apple to restore access to the popular battle royale on iOS devices. Reason: Epic Games' „irreparable damage” and a significant decline in the number of players.
Activision's Lawsuit Scared Cheaters Into Apologizing
Jacob Blazewicz, 31 August 2020, 19:04
Cheat maker and retailer group CXCheats.net has suspended support for their Call of Duty products and apologized for the „pain they caused players”. Reason? A lawsuit from Activision, which apparently decided to get rid of the problem at source.
Facebook Sues Dealer of Fake Likes on Instagram
mikos, 31 August 2020, 15:44
Facebook has taken legal action against a developer selling likes on Instagram.
Epic vs Apple - Fortnite is Not Coming Back, but Unreal Engine is Safe
Dameredet, 25 August 2020, 17:38
There's been a verdict on the Epic Games vs Apple case. Fortnite will not return to the App Store, but developers will not lose access to development tools.
Microsoft Supports Epic Against Apple While Charging 30% in Its Store
Bart Swiatek, 24 August 2020, 14:39
Microsoft has made a statement in court criticizing Apple's decision to cut Epic Games from iOS and MacOS development tools. According to the Redmond giant, the move will have a detrimental effect on many video game development companies.
Apple Responds to Epic Games' Suit, Targets Unreal Engine
Czarus, 18 August 2020, 17:31
Epic Games' battle against Apple continues. The court has received an application from Tim Sweeney's company to issue an injunction against the cellphone giant. We can read in it that Epic may soon lose access to development tools on Apple's devices.
Another Lawsuit Against EA; Ultimate Team in FIFA and Madden is Gambling
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 August 2020, 23:42
Electronic Arts has been sued in California for FIFA and Madden Ultimate Team packages. According to the plaintiff, these lootboxes are nothing but a game of chance, an example of gambling, which is illegal in this state.
Fortnite Pulled From Apple and Google Stores; Epic Goes to War
Bart Swiatek, 14 August 2020, 11:36
Apple and Google have removed the shooter Fortnite from their respective app stores. Epic Games has responded with actions against both entities. The reason for the commotion is the high, 30% revenue share on these digital distribution platforms, which Tim Sweeney does not accept.
Facebook Sued for Ulawful Collection of Biometric Data
Karol Laska , 13 August 2020, 19:32
The California state court has received serious accusations that Facebook is illegally collecting biometric data of Instagram users.
Twitter - Phone Numbers Added for Protection Were Used to Make Money
Jacob Blazewicz, 05 August 2020, 21:45
The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Twitter in connection with a case of „unintentional” selling of access to the emails and telephone numbers provided by users as part of a two-step verification, among other things, to advertisers.
Google Will Pay Fine, as French Court Upholds Ruling
Bart Swiatek, 22 June 2020, 15:34
Google will have to pay a fine of 50 million Euros for violating user privacy and improperly obtaining permission to display personalized ads. The ruling concerns a case from January, last year.
Google May Pay a Fine for Tracking Users
mikos, 03 June 2020, 14:03
Google has been sued for $5 billion for violating the privacy of users using „incognito” mode in their web browser.
Football Manager Sued For Using the Name of Manchester United
Jacob Blazewicz, 25 May 2020, 20:46
Sega and Sports Interactive were sued by Manchester United. The reason was the last installment of the Football Manager series, more specifically its use of the name and the failure to use the European team's coat of arms.
Rainbow Six Siege - Ubisoft Sues Google and Apple
Czarus, 17 May 2020, 20:12
Ubisoft is suing Google and Apple for the alleged copyright infringement related to Rainbow Six: Siege. The publisher claims that a Chinese game has appeared in both companies' stores, Google Play and Apple App Store, which is a faithful copy of the popular shooter.
Super Mario 64 - Nintendo Wages War on Fan-made PC Version of the Game
Adrian Werner, 10 May 2020, 18:49
Nintendo's lawyers are trying to erradicate an unofficial PC port of Super Mario 64 from the web. The project is highly impressive and more like a commercial game than a fan production.
Australia Sues Facebook; Up to 529 Billion Australian Dollars at Stake
Bart Swiatek, 10 March 2020, 13:36
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OIAC), the Australian authority responsible for privacy, has sued Facebook for negligence related to the Cambridge Analytica affair. The lawsuit concerns the disclosure of private information of over 300,000 users, which may result in a fine of nearly 530 billion Australian dollars.
Former Pro CS:GO Player Sentenced to 116 Years in Prison
Bart Swiatek, 05 March 2020, 20:53
Retired professional CS:GO player Shayene „shAy” Victorio has been sentenced to 116 years in prison for fraud committed by her and her ex-husband's company between 2013 and 2017. More than a hundred customers have never seen the goods they have ordered. The woman claims her ex-partner is to blame.
Apple Will Pay up to $500 Million for Slowing Down Old iPhones
Bart Swiatek, 03 March 2020, 14:28
Apple has reached a settlement in the trial concerning the slowing down of old iPhones - the devices from series 6 and 7. The company will spend between 310 and 500 million dollars on compensation for customers - only in USA.
Activision vs. Reddit – Discussion About Call of Duty Warzone Leak
Frozen, 22 February 2020, 22:01
Activision demands Reddit to disclose the private details of the person responsible for the leak of CoD: Warzone - an unannounced battle royale game from the Call of Duty franchise.
Star Citizen Devs Have Finished Two-year Court Battle With Crytek
Paul Wozniak, 21 February 2020, 21:58
Over two-year litigation between the devs of Star Citizen and Crytek has just come to an end. Both sides have reached an agreement, although we don't know the details.
Ubisoft Suing for DDoS Attacks in Rainbow Six Siege
Jacob Blazewicz, 20 January 2020, 21:37
Ubisoft has filed a lawsuit against ShortNameGame in connection with DDoS attacks on Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege servers. The defendants were said to provide, for a fee, the software needed to carry out the attacks, as well as mock the company's actions aimed at limiting their effects.
Rune 2 Affair Concluded? Devs Hand Over Game Code to the Publisher
Paul Wozniak, 03 January 2020, 22:46
The developers from the now-closed studio responsible for the development of Rune II have given the publishers the files and source code of the game, so that the latter will be able to continue working on the title. The issue of compensation and reimbursement of development costs has still not been resolved.
Fan-made Red Dead Redemption Remaster on PC Gets C&Ded For Good
Adrian Werner, 29 December 2019, 14:22
Take-Two Interactive sued the creator of Red Dead Redemption: Damned Enhancement Project. This forced him to cancel the fan-made remaster, which was supposed to enable us to play an improved version of the first RDR on PC.
Rune 2 Affair - Lawsuit for Abandonment of the Game
Bebop, 05 December 2019, 15:53
Human Head Studio was closed the day after the release of Rune II and immediately became part of Bethesda. However, this did not protect the team against a lawsuit. The publisher Ragnarok Game demands rights to the game and a hefty compensation.
Virtual Assistant Alexa May Help Solve a Murder Case
Milosz Szubert, 04 November 2019, 14:23
Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa may have witnessed a murder. The case in question is that of Adam Crespo, a Florida resident, who was accused of murdering his partner. Intelligent Echo speakers probably recorded some essential information.
Australia: ZeniMax Will Refund Players for Fallout 76
Konrad Serafinski, 01 November 2019, 11:56
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ordered ZeniMax (the owner of Bethesda Softworks) to refund the players dissatisfied with the quality of Fallout 76.
Epic Games Sue Person Responsible for Fortnite Leaks
Paul Wozniak, 27 October 2019, 20:23
Epic Games is suing a player who used Twitter to inform fans about what new season of Fortnite will bring. It turned out that he took part in the testing of the new content in September and, by revealing what he learned, broke the confidentiality agreement.
Ubisoft Sues MizuSoft - Cheat Makers for Rainbow Six Siege
Christian Pieniazek, 24 October 2019, 23:54
Ubisoft has brough out the big guns against the owners of MizuSoft, a company that sells Rainbow Six Siege cheats. The publisher demands that they cease their activities and pay a large compensation.
Riot Sues Riot; LoL's Developer vs. CS:GO Team
Bebop, 11 October 2019, 20:06
Riot Games decided to sue an eSports team with a quite similar name - Riot Squad. The devs of the popular MOBA League of Legends believe that CS:GO team is illegally taking advantage of the popularity of the well-known brand.
Epic Games Accused of Not Telling us Fortnite Might be Addictive
Bart Swiatek, 07 October 2019, 12:05
A Canadian law firm accuses Epic Games of deliberately making Fornite an addictive game and not informing users of the resulting threat. Lawyers are preparing a class action lawsuit, indicating, among other things, this year's World Health Organization ruling and a similar case against a cigarette manufacturer.
Valve vs. French Court - an Appeal is Underway
Barth Faryna, 23 September 2019, 16:00
Valve does not agree with the decision of the Paris Supreme Court that Steam users residing in the European Union are fully entitled to resell the titles purchased through the platform. There's gonna be an appeal.
WoW Classic - Perpetrator of Recent DDoS Attacks Arrested
Jacob Blazewicz, 20 September 2019, 12:18
Blizzard informed about the arrest of a person suspected of having launched DDoS attacks on the company's servers. The problems affected both World of Warcraft Classic and Overwatch players.
French Judge: Resale of Steam Games is Legal Under EU Law
Paul Wozniak, 19 September 2019, 20:57
According to the judgment of the French court, which invokes European Union directives, resale of games from Steam is perfectly legal. Valve has a month to change the rules and inform users about it.
Gamer Gets 15 Months in Prison for Swatting
Barth Faryna, 17 September 2019, 19:56
A teenager wanted revenge on his colleague for losing a bet in Call of Duty: WWII. In retaliation, he sent a SWAT unit to what he though was his current adress. However, things went in an unforeseen direction and everything ended tragically.
Nintendo Sues Another ROM Website; Millions of Dollars are at Stake
Jacob Blazewicz, 12 September 2019, 15:33
Nintendo has filed another lawsuit in connection with illegal sharing of games on the Internet. This time it was the RomUniverse website, from which the publisher demands substantial compensation.
AMD Will Pay $12.1 Million in Damages for Misleading Customers
Barth Faryna, 29 August 2019, 21:02
Finally, the four-year-old case against the AMD has come to an end. It concerned misleading customers when advertising the processors of the Bulldozer family. The court ordered a $12.1 million fine.
Glorious Saga is Shameless Copy of Warcraft. Blizzard Goes to Court
Barth Faryna, 29 August 2019, 18:23
Many mobile games copy ideas from the Warcraft universe, but Sina Games has gone too far. Their Glorious Saga is filled with Blizzard characters who have been impudently stolen.
Facebook Faces Record Financial Penalty; Company's Stocks Go Up
Paul Wozniak, 15 July 2019, 15:22
The Federal Trade Commission has accepted an agreement whereby Facebook will have to pay USD 5 billion. The record amount did not deter investors, and the company's stock prices increased by almost 2%.
Bethesda Allowed to Use the Name Redfall
Bart Swiatek, 24 May 2019, 13:00
ZeniMax Media and The Book Breeze have reached an agreement on the „Redfall” trademark. The agreement between the parties ends litigation initiated in February this year.
Apple May be Sued for Monopolistic Practices
Conrad Hazi, 14 May 2019, 18:02
The U.S. Supreme Court found that iPhone users accusing Apple of monopolistic practices that resulted in excessive prices for apps on the App Store were right. This decision may also affect other major sales platforms in the future.