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Activision Blizzard settles buyout lawsuit

14 hours ago CoD and WoW publisher will receive $275 million

No Dragon Age: Inquisition for India as EA pulls RPG

3 days ago Local obscenity laws to blame, says EA, but same-sex relationships not the problem

Former Snail Games USA exec alleges racism and unfair dismissal

7 days ago David Runyan is suing CEO Shi Hai over a tumultuous year at the online developer

Ex-Oculus attorney launches new games law firm, investment company

8 days ago Dan Offner, former general counsel for Oculus, now looking to provide early stage capital and law advice for game companies

4 Bungie exec swatted

13 days ago Police respond to 911 call claiming an active hostage situation at developer's home

Glu Mobile sues Hothead over "rip off" Kill Shot

15 days ago Lawsuit alleges that Deer Hunter 2014 was cloned, right down to its mistakes

TIGA calls for tax relief on UK exports

15 days ago Gaming trade group wants government to drive growth by encouraging companies to sell abroad

EFF wants copyright exemption for abandoned games

16 days ago Group asks US to allow circumventing authentication checks for online games after publishers turn servers off

24 Wu offers $11K for harassment conviction

17 days ago Giant Spacekat dev also setting up legal fund for other victims

3 China to establish first ever IP court

18 days ago Two more to follow by the end of the year as part of broader legal reform

Judge dismisses Noriega lawsuit over Call of Duty

23 days ago Activision Blizzard rep calls it "a victory for works of art across the entertainment and publishing industries throughout the world"

Battlefield 4 class action suit suffers setback

29 days ago Judge tells plaintiffs they can't claim securities fraud or recklessness leading up to shooter's rocky launch

17 UK proposes tougher sentences for online abuse

A month ago Sentences for internet trolls could quadruple to two years under new measures

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64 Dirty Videos

A month ago The appalling Shadow of Mordor contract signed by YouTubers is a real sign of games media corruption; will it be treated as such?

1 Nude videos of players uploaded to internet by Chinese mobile title

A month ago Charades-style title posted video content without consent

Square Enix sues SNK Playmore

A month ago Publisher fights back in copyright dispute over Neo Geo games featured in comic series

Bomb threat hoax strikes Gearbox HQ

A month ago Randy Pitchford tweets all clear after Plano PD sends in bomb disposal robot [UPDATE: No evidence that Gearbox was target]

Appeals Court divided in Trip Hawkins tax case

A month ago Panel of judges demands more evidence that EA founder went bankrupt to avoid millions in tax debt

2 Xbox Underground hackers plead guilty

A month ago Stole $100m of data and IP from Microsoft and Activision

3 Activision, EA, Sega and more win in lip sync patent dispute

A month ago "Meritless patent cases such as this stifle innovation"

1 Activision moves to dismiss Manuel Noriega's "absurd lawsuit"

A month ago Former New York City Mayor Giuliani will serve as co-counsel, defend ATVI's right to free speech

3 TinyCo fined $300,000 over children's privacy

2 months ago FTC issues heavy penalty to mobile developer

3 King victorious in 6waves copyright settlement

2 months ago "Another company sought to take advantage of the hard work and creativity of two of our games teams"

1 IGDA consulting with FBI for online harassment resource

2 months ago Developer association working on tool to inform creators of what they can do to minimize abuse, how to handle it when it happens

Sega: Pitchford did "whatever the f*** he likes"

2 months ago Sega hits back in Aliens: Colonial Marines false advertising suit

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