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Ember settles Machine Zone copycat suit with an apology

3 months ago Empire Z developer admits to re-using elements of Game of War: Fire Age

Lumos Labs to pay $2m Deceptive Advertising settlement

3 months ago “Lumosity preyed on consumers' fears about age-related cognitive decline"

Nintendo wins Mii patent suit

4 months ago Judge invalidates RecogniCorp patent on storing police sketch-artist data, bringing closure to suit filed over virtual avatar system

3 FTC announces settlements with LAI Systems and Retro Dreamer

4 months ago Devs will pay a combined $360,000 in civil penalties for violating COPPA

4 Publishers sued over fantasy sports patents

4 months ago EA, Activision, Zynga, Take-Two, Konami among targets of suits over games based on real-time events and TV shows

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Goodgame Studios denies allegations of unfair dismissal

4 months ago German trade union claims 28 employees were fired to prevent election of a workers' council

Nintendo wins another patent case against Wii U, 3DS

5 months ago California federal court rules that Nintendo's hardware does not infringe

GTA 5 modders say Take-Two sent PIs to their doors

5 months ago Devs on two different multiplayer mods describe intimidation tactic used to shut them down

Blizzard and Innovis settle Overwatch suit

6 months ago Paintball app creator drops lawsuit against developer after months-long legal dispute

3 US approves DRM circumvention on abandoned games

6 months ago DMCA exemption allows players to bypass server authentication after servers are turned off; proposed exemption for jailbreaking consoles denied

2 12 arrested in eSports match fixing scandal - Report

6 months ago Korean investigators find five StarCraft 2 matches fixed; two money men behind scheme have ties to organized crime

1 SAG-AFTRA now has the authority to strike

6 months ago More than 95 per cent of union's voting members voted yes in the referendum, negotiations to re-open

22 The Escapist faces possible legal action over Star Citizen exposť

6 months ago Cloud Imperium has denied accusations of mishandling funds and workplace discrimination, claims unethical journalistic practice

4 Fan turns to the crowd for Pokemon PAX party settlement

6 months ago The Pokemon Company wants $4,000 to drop the lawsuit over a cancelled fan party at PAX Prime

2 Black Forest Games loses Diesel trademark dispute

7 months ago "This decision has caught us with our pants down"

Wizards of the Coast settles Hex lawsuit

7 months ago Reaches agreement with Cryptozoic and Hex over similarities with Magic: The Gathering

18 Voice actors union voting on strike action

7 months ago SAG-AFTRA at "a crossroads" following stalled negotiations with game companies

5 Andrew House: the PS4 is struggling against censorship in China

7 months ago "I don't think it has been a kind of a rocket launch start"

Machine Zone resolves trade secrets lawsuit with Kabam

7 months ago Legal tussle returns to its former state: a heated conversation at a cocktail party

Arbitrator settles in favour of Marty O'Donnell in Bungie case

7 months ago Documents reveal extent of schism between composer and former colleagues

2 FTC slaps Machinima for deceptive Xbox One ad campaign

8 months ago Regulator warns against paying YouTubers to promote products without disclosure

5 Users of Lizard Squad's DDoS attack tool arrested in UK

8 months ago National Crime Agency says six people targeted over Lizard Stresser software

Square Enix, SNK settle legal dispute

8 months ago Dueling complaints over Neo Geo games featured in High Score Girl manga series dropped

2 Another day, another trade secrets leak for Machine Zone

8 months ago Disgruntled employee Jing Zeng stole data to negotiate a severance package

1 Machine Zone sues Kabam over trade secrets

8 months ago UPDATE: Statement from Machine Zone on slanging match that turned legal

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