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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...

Nintendo Wins Wiimote Patent Infringement Suit

A federal court has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit filed against Nintendo’s Wii Remote controller.

The suit was first filed in 2010 by Triton Tech, however a Seattle district court judge found the patent “did not adequately describe a complete invention”, therefore rendering the claim invalid. Triton then took…

17 Jun 12:32 AM 0 Read More...

Martin O'Donnell Suing Bungie For Unpaid Benefits

Halo composer Martin O’Donnell is suing Bungie for failing to pay him for accrued paid time off as well as other benefits, reports VentureBeat.

O’Donnell’s complaint points specifically to Bungie president Harold Ryan, restating that O’Donnell was fired “without cause” and given no explanation for the…

07 Jun 12:58 AM 0 Read More...

ZeniMax, Id Software File Lawsuit Against Oculus VR

Id Software and ZeniMax have filed a lawsuit against Oculus VR claiming that the company misappropriated trade secrets relating to virtual reality technology.

ZeniMax has released an official statement, which explains its claims that the Oculus Rift was only made possible due to “years of research and investment” by ZeniMax…

22 May 12:41 AM 0 Read More...

Oculus Denies Carmack Stole Zenimax Tech

Oculus has responded to Zenimax’s claim that the company’s CTO John Carmack stole Zenimax property to use on the Oculus Rift when he was still at Id Software saying that it is “disappointed but not surprised by Zenimax’s actions” and will “prove that all of its claims…

06 May 3:18 AM 0 Read More...

FTC Approves Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Federal Trade Commission has approved Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus, Reuters reports.

Facebook first announced the deal to acquire Oculus last month. The agreement will see Facebook pay $400 million in cash, along with 23.1 million in shares for a total of about $2 billion. “Mobile…

24 Apr 1:44 AM 0 Read More...