Legal

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...

Kotick Almost Fired Over Vivendi Buyout

Vivendi executives considered firing Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick last May over the sale of Vivendi’s stake back to Activision, Bloomberg reports.

Translated emails from a June court filing that alleges Kotick threatened to quit if director’s did not allow him to lead an investor group which bought…

17 Jul 3:23 AM 0 Read More...

Ubisoft Successful In DRM Patent Infringement Suit

Ubisoft has successfully defended itself from a lawsuit brought on by Digital Reg, claiming that Ubisoft’s Uplay violated several patents on digital rights management techniques.

“Ubisoft is determined to aggressively fight patent cases that target the company and its innovations and technologies,” a spokesperson said. “Ubisoft is committed to…

02 Jul 2:08 AM 0 Read More...