Nintendo is well-known for being a litigious company. The effort poured into modding, emulating, or riffing on Nintendo games always carries the risk that the project will always be taken out by legal threats or action by Nintendo. And sure, there are legal requirements to defend your IP or you risk losing the rights, but
Money laundering is a major problem. The concept of how criminals and their enterprises “wash” their illicit profits so that they can safely spend them is a consistently evolving game of complex math, webs of political corruption, and a network of exploiting financial systems. Since the birth of the US “War on Terror” in the
YouTube SupMatto has landed in a really strange situation as he has become the target of direct harassment over a game he loves. That game is Borderlands 3, and the instigator of the harassment will surprise you. Take Two Interactive, the publisher behind the project and owner of developer 2K, is the one behind this
Loot boxes, the bane of wallets and consumer-conscious gamers across the globe, and then combined with EA, the company gamers love to hate, the combination is as toxic as the most nightmarish garbage fire. One can’t talk about these two issues without wading into the muck of opinions and factual information that seems to swirl
The ongoing legal disputes between Stardock Corporation and Star Control II creators Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford over the recently released Star Control: Origins appear to have reached some kind of resolution. A few weeks ago the whole thing reached a whole new level of weird as the game was completely removed from sale on
DeAndre Cortez Way, known by his rapper persona Soulja Boy, has landed in some hot water recently over his attempts to operate a “dropshipping” business to peddle various cheap electronics. The practice of dropshipping is the idea of selling products to customers, but instead of maintaining active inventory, the point is to offload all the
Anyone whose been paying attention to the Star Control franchise of late has heard of ongoing legal disputes between various parties, and now there’s a sad new development concerning Star Control: Origins. That particular entry has apparently been pulled from sale on various digital platforms after Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford, the developers who
DeAndre Cortez Way, known by his rapper persona Soulja Boy, found himself the target of both legal issues and the ire of gamers after it became known that he was selling knockoff electronics on his websites. The practice of drop shipping is pretty common, as it involves sourcing cheap items from different manufacturers, then reselling
The saga of the breakdown of Starbreeze and their subsidiaries just got a lot weirder. After the financial failure that was Overkill’s The Walking Dead, the company has been working to recover and keep their head above water. The team has also continued supporting The Walking Dead, as they just released the first batch of
As anyone who has been following the gaming industry knows, the last few months have been very contentious when it comes to the subject of loot boxes. Loot boxes are essentially a mechanic of putting games of random chance into “loot boxes” to make money. And with multiple countries having either promised or delivered on
Dutch outlets including Metro and Nieuwsblad reported earlier today that the Belgian Gaming Commission may be pursuing legal action against some game companies over their refusal to follow the law.
In an entirely predictable series of events, United States President Donald Trump has indirectly declared that he will meet with video game industry representatives in the near future. It’s a vague follow-up to equally vague suggestions Trump made last week that video games might in some way be linked to the horrific mass shooting that
An exciting development for fans of old and abandoned online games may result in some of your favorite games coming back to life. The U.S. Copyright Office is considering whether to loosen restrictions on public use of abandoned online games, and the ESA, America’s trade association for the videogames industry, has argued against granting an
The makers of a Twitch “viewbot” that enabled users to fraudulently rack up large viewer counts and thereby get into its lucrative Partner program have been ordered to pay nearly $1.4 million to the company for trademark violation, unfair competition, cybersquatting, and breach of contract. Twitch filed the suit in 2016 against multiple alleged defendants.
So for those that are unaware, Harmony Gold (the creators of Robotech), sued FASA over BattleTech in the early ’90s. It was eventually settled out of court in 1996. This bit is relevant because it means the crucial determination over copyright that must be made by a court has yet to be made. Harmony Gold