Newsroom News Breaking Comics Tags RSS

lawsuits and litigation Latest news

Activision Blizzard Sued Again; Threats, Surveillance and Interrogations

Przemyslaw Dygas, 15 September 2021, 11:59

Activision Blizzard has been hit with another lawsuit. The company was said to have discouraged employees from speaking out about cases of abuse.

Epic Games vs. Apple; Court Rules on App Store Transactions

Hubert Sledziewski, 11 September 2021, 20:25

A court decision has been made in the battle between Apple and Epic Games, judging that apps available on the App Store may allow purchases bypassing the platform's payment system.

Genshin Impact Devs Fed Up With Info Leaks; Studio Will Sue

Przemyslaw Dygas, 07 September 2021, 10:45

Studio responsible for Genshin Impact sued popular Chinese website Bilibili. The reason are constant leaks of information about the game.

Creators of re3 Mod for GTA 3 Sued by Take-Two Interactive

Adrian Werner, 03 September 2021, 11:32

The creators of the re3 and reVC mods for GTA 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City have been sued by Take-Two. It is speculated that the publisher is quietly working on its own remasters of these games.

Court Returns Half a Million GPUs to Cryptominers

Maycuzai, 30 August 2021, 19:23

The GPU market shortage continues. Meanwhile, Genesis Mining is looking for a use for hundreds of thousands of orphaned GPUs. This follows a decision by China's Supreme Court to return nearly half a million graphics cards to the company.

Activision Blizzard Accused of Destroying Incriminating Documents

Adrian Werner, 25 August 2021, 12:01

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing is accusing Activision Blizzard of destroying documents related to instances of harassment and mobbing at the company.

Epic Games Store Won't Turn a Profit Until 2027 at the Earliest

Paul Musiolik, 07 August 2021, 20:51

Epic Games lost nearly $500 million on its store. The court dispute with Apple brings new information on the scale of the financial flop that is EGS so far.

Activision Blizzard is Feeling the Heat - Another Lawsuit, Employee Distrust

Qskan, 04 August 2021, 15:30

Emotions in the Activision Blizzard case continue to rise, fanned by by the publication of more facts. Company's employees began to unite in a coalition of workers, which strongly opposes cooperation with the law firm WilmerHale. Also the shareholders have lost patience and have decided to file a separate class action lawsuit.

Rainbow Six: Siege and Destiny 2 Devs Sue Cheat Makers

Hubert Sledziewski, 02 August 2021, 17:02

Lawyers of Ubisoft and Bungie have filed a lawsuit against the people running the Riot-1 website, who create and sell cheats for Destiny 2 and Rainbow Six: Siege, among others. The plaintiffs are seeking high damages and an end to the illegal activity.

Valve Responds to Wolfire Games' Lawsuit Over Monopolistic Practices on Steam

Hubert Sledziewski, 30 July 2021, 19:44

Valve has responded to April's lawsuit by Wolfire Games, which accused the company of monopolistic regulations. Steam's owners deny the allegations and claim that they are nothing more than an attack on the popular, consumer-acclaimed platform.

Activision Blizzard Hires Law Firm Known for Sinking Unionization Attempts

Qskan, 30 July 2021, 12:15

Recent reports claim that Activision Blizzard has partnered with law firm WilmerHale. This is a well-known and prestigious firm, but also controversial - its services are used by Amazon, among others.

Blizzard Employees Outraged by Exec Response to Latest Lawsuit [UPDATED]

Qskan, 27 July 2021, 20:39

Former and current Activision Blizzard employees have written an open letter to the studio's management. In their opinion, the reaction of company's authorities to recent allegations of harassment and mobbing is „abhorrent”.

Work on WoW Suspended Amid Harassment Lawsuit and Community Protests

Qskan, 26 July 2021, 13:42

The controversy over the lawsuit against Activision Blizzard continues. Some employees are not happy with the company's policy, which is expected to result in long delays in work on World of Warcraft.

Blizzard President Takes the Floor on Sexual Harassment Accusations [UPDATED]

Szarmancki, 23 July 2021, 20:12

President of Blizzard Entertainment commented on sexual harassment and mobbing at Activision Blizzard in an email to colleagues. His opinion on the subject seems a tad contradictory than the company's official statement.

Activision Blizzard Accused of Sexual Harassment and Mobbing

Qskan, 22 July 2021, 13:34

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard. Female employees of the company allegedly experienced sexual harassment.

Nintendo Complains About RomUniverse Owner Not Paying $50

Gacek, 05 July 2021, 14:14

Nintendo is complaining after winning a lawsuit against the owner of the RomUniverse website that he is late in making the first payment of a $50 monthly fine.

Chris Avellone Responds to Harassment Allegations

Hubert Sledziewski, 28 June 2021, 19:02

Chris Avellone has decided to break the silence and respond to last year's harassment and sexual assault allegations. The developer has gathered evidence that he has decided to use to initiate a lawsuit to clear his name.

RomUniverse Website Owner Loses to Nintendo; Will Pay Millions

Angelika Kaldus, 01 June 2021, 15:38

Nintendo has won in court against the owner of the RomUniverse website, who was accused of copyright infringement. Now, Matthew Storman must pay millions of dollars.

RAM and VRAM Hikes Due to Price Collusion? There's a Lawsuit

Przemyslaw Dygas, 10 May 2021, 17:40

Another increase in DRAM prices may be the result of price collusion by the largest manufacturers. Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron have once again been charged by law firm Hagens Berman.

Lawsuit Against Sony Could Give Us Cheaper PS4 and PS5 Games

Szarmancki, 07 May 2021, 21:40

A class action lawsuit against Sony Interactive Entertainment could lower the prices on PlayStation Store. The lawsuit is aimed at Sony's monopoly in selling digital copies of games for PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles.

Saints Row 5 and Dead Island 2 May End Up as EGS Exclusives

Adrian Werner, 04 May 2021, 15:03

Thanks to leaked court documents, we've learned that the PC versions of Dead Island 2 and Saints Row 5 will be released exclusively on Epic Games Store.

Devs Have to Pay for Cross-play on PlayStation

Bart Swiatek, 04 May 2021, 11:34

Documents presented during the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple have revealed details about Sony's approach to cross-play. The Japanese company requires developers to pay extra in some situations.

New Lawsuit Concerning Valve's Monopolistic Practices on Steam

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 April 2021, 19:35

Valve has become the target of another lawsuit. The document filed by Wolfire Games accuses the company of anti-competitive regulation, including overpricing on Steam and taking 30% of devs' revenue.

Quantic Dream Acquitted of Racism and Unhealthy Culture

Agnes Adamus, 12 April 2021, 21:00

The Paris Court of Appeal has dismissed accusations of unhealthy atmosphere and racism at Quantic Dream. Following the verdict, the company released a statement regarding the entire case.

Epic Games Store Remains in the Red

Paul Musiolik, 10 April 2021, 16:49

The court documents in Epic Games vs Apple case bring a lot of interesting information. It turns out that Epic Games Store has been making nothing but losses so far, and that's not going to change anytime soon.

Riot's Investigation Finds CEO Innocent, Plaintiff Accused of Witness Tampering

Szarmancki, 18 March 2021, 10:36

Riot Games has hired a law firm, independent of the recent harassment and gender discrimination case, to investigate Nicolo Laurent. As the evidence gathered showed, there is nothing to indicate the CEO's guilt. Instead, information gathered during the investigation suggests that alleged victim offered bribes to witnesses.

Google Sued for Incognito Mode Tracking

Bart Swiatek, 15 March 2021, 16:00

An American court will hear the class action lawsuit filed against Google. The plaintiffs accuse the corporation of not being clear enough about the limitations of incognito mode in the Chrome browser and are demanding $5 billion.

The Sinking City Devs Accuse Publisher of Pirating Their Game [UPDATED]

Przemyslaw Dygas, 03 March 2021, 11:23

A few days ago The Sinking City was published without the developers' permission on Steam. Now they have accused the publisher of pirating their game.

Epic Games and Apple Will Meet in Court Soon

Karol Laska , 02 March 2021, 20:20

The conflict between Epic Games and Apple will soon move to a California court. The companies will meet in court in May in order to clarify all past financial inaccuracies.

The Sinking City Back on Steam, Devs Advise Against Buying

Adrian Werner, 27 February 2021, 17:16

After months of court battles, The Sinking City went on sale on Steam. However, the studio responsible for the game, Frogwares, warns against buying this version.

Court Orders Valve to Give Apple Its Data

Karol Laska , 25 February 2021, 19:35

Epic Games' conflict with Apple has temporarily turned into a dispute between Apple and Valve. What's more, Gabe Newell's side is losing this clash, as a California court has obliged it to hand over data on 436 games available on Steam.

Bethesda in Trouble Because of Fallout 4. Lawsuit Could Delay Microsoft's Acquisition

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 February 2021, 18:19

The acquisition of ZeniMax Media and Bethesda Softworks by Microsoft may be delayed. All because of a lawsuit against the developers of Fallout 4 in connection with the season pass and the so-called Creation Club.

Valve Refuses to Give Apple Steam Data Against Epic Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 February 2021, 18:09

Valve rejected a request from Apple for Steam data. These would have helped in the fight between the Californian company and Epic Games. However, the platform's owner believes that Apple's demands are by no means as modest as the company portrays.

Epic Games Files Complaint Against Apple in Europe

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 February 2021, 18:28

Epic Games filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission. Tim Sweeney's company has once again drawn attention to what it believes are anti-consumer and monopolistic actions by the App Store's owner.

Riot Games Sued For Harassment and Discrimination, Again

Bart Swiatek, 10 February 2021, 11:51

Riot Games is facing more allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination, as well as a new, relevant lawsuit. This time the accusations directly involve the studio's current CEO, Nicolo Laurent.

Valve Loses Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Szarmancki, 03 February 2021, 20:34

Valve has lost an infringement lawsuit for a patent that was used in Steam Cotroller. The company will have to pay the other party $4 million, possibly more.

Steam, Ubisoft and CD Projekt Sued for Overpricing

Bart Swiatek, 31 January 2021, 20:29

Several US gamers have decided to sue Steam and some publishers - including Ubisoft and CD Projekt - accusing the companies of using one of the clauses in the distribution agreement to inflate game prices.

LoL and Destiny Devs Join Forces Against Cheatmakers

Bart Swiatek, 12 January 2021, 11:37

Lawyers for two well-known development studios - Bungie and Riot Games - have prepared a joint lawsuit against several creators of cheat software used in titles like Valorant and Destiny 2.

Several Companies File Class Actions Against CD Projekt Over Cyberpunk 2077

Bart Swiatek, 28 December 2020, 17:30

The poor technical condition of Cyberpunk 2077 on last-gen consoles, as well as the concealment of the truth about it by the management of CD Project resulted in several class actions filed by several companies.

Cyberpunk 2077 Devs May Face a Lawsuit

Dameredet, 20 December 2020, 15:46

Cyberpunk 2077 problems continue. A law firm became interested in the fate of investors who bought CD Projekt Red's shares and lost money.

Nintendo Hack Perpetrator Will be Jailed for 3 Years

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 December 2020, 22:18

There was a judgment in the case of Ryan Hernandez, a hacker who stole Switch's data and other confidential information from Nintendo's servers. The 21-year-old will spend three years in prison and has to pay the company a huge compensation.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Angry, Footballers Sue EA for FIFA 21

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 24 November 2020, 13:36

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that EA Sports has used his image in FIFA 21 illegally and wants to look into the matter. The Swede is joined by other players.

Apple Helps Little Studios Due to War With Epic Games

Szarmancki, 19 November 2020, 18:20

There seems to have been an interesting development in the dispute between Apple and Epic Games. The American technology colossus has cut tax in its app store in half, but only for some developers. Interestingly, Epic Games does not meet the conditions.

EA Sued Again, This Time Concerning Changes in FUT's Difficulty

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 November 2020, 20:58

There have been reports of another suit against Electronic Arts in connection with the Ultimate Team mode. This time the company has been accused of not informing players about the Dynamic Difficulty Level Adjustment system, which is supposed to encourage the use of microtransactions in FIFA, Madden NFL and NHL games.

Sony Shuts Down Unofficial PS5 Case Panels

Paul Musiolik, 02 November 2020, 13:13

It will be long before we can buy a black case for PS5. The unofficial panel maker is shutting down the business after Sony threatened the company with a lawsuit.

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

Paul Musiolik, 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

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 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.