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Activision Settles Court Case Regarding Vivendi Buyout

Last year, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick formed an investor group to buy a large number of shares from Vivendi.

The deal resulted in multiple lawsuits from shareholders who believed they never received a fair chance to weigh in on the deal.

According to Gamasutra, Activision has now settled the…

19 Nov 10:32 PM 0 Read More...

Judge Dismisses Noriega's 'Call of Duty' Lawsuit

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has approved Activision Blizzard’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against it by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega in July.

The lawsuit claimed that Noriega’s image was exploited and his reputation was damaged by being included as a minor character in Call…

29 Oct 3:30 AM 0 Read More...

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against 'Battlefield 4'

In November 2013, a lawsuit was brought against Electronic Arts alleging that the company deceived investors with “misleading” statements on the state of Battlefield 4′s development prior to its troubled launch.

According to Ars Technica, US District Judge Susan Illston of San Francisco has ruled that the statements in…

23 Oct 2:44 AM 0 Read More...

Lindsay Lohan Files Amended Complaint In 'GTA V' Suit

Lindsay Lohan’s 10-page lawsuit that was filed against Take-Two for allegedly using her likeness without permission in Grand Theft Auto 5, is now a 67-page complaint. The complaint has been amended to allow this kind of lawsuit to progress under New York state law.

The original…

11 Oct 2:38 AM 0 Read More...

Kickstarter Adjusts Terms of Use For Cancelled Projects

Kickstarter CEO and co-founder Yancey Strickler has announced that updates have been made to the site’s terms of service to address projects that fail to deliver the promised end product and rewards.

“For the overwhelming majority of projects, it’s pretty simple: creators finish the work they planned…

23 Sep 4:00 AM 0 Read More...

Capcom Sues Koei Tecmo Over Patent Infringement

According to a report by Sankei, translated by Siliconera, Capcom is suing Koei Tecmo for patent infringement.

The patent is related to a method of delivering expansion pack content to a released game where players can acquire new content by combining an existing title with its expansion. Capcom’s complaint…

27 Aug 3:19 AM 0 Read More...

Gearbox Responds To 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' Lawsuit

Gearbox has responded to the class-action lawsuit that alleges both it and Sega mislead consumers with the advertising and demos for Aliens: Colonial Marines.

“Gearbox never belonged in this lawsuit,” Gearbox attorneys stated in a court filing. “Gearbox is a video game software developer. It was neither the publisher…

01 Aug 1:31 AM 0 Read More...

Bungie And Marty O'Donnell Reach Lawsuit Settlement

Former Halo composer Marty O’Donnell will receive $95,000 after settling a lawsuit against Bungie chief executive Harold Ryan, VentureBeat reports.

O’Donnell worked on each Halo title up to Halo Reach, and also composed music for Destiny. However, in April he was terminated by the studio’s board…

23 Jul 4:01 AM 0 Read More...