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25 Just Cause 3 prompts despair among Chinese pirates

4 months ago UPDATE: 3DM group is taking a break from cracking single-player games to see if legal sales improve

1 Take-Two sued over 2K16 tattoos

4 months ago Solid Oak Sketches seeking damages over eight copyrighted designs

2 Ubisoft and EA tussle over Ghost trademark

4 months ago EA wants it, Ubi cites its Ghost Recon franchise in opposition

Sony fails to secure "Let's Play" trademark

4 months ago UPDATE: USPTO agrees phrase is common industry term

EA struggles to secure Unravel trademark

5 months ago Board game Beary's Unravel Game causing issues

Judge rules Total Recall Technologies can sue Oculus founder

5 months ago Palmer Luckey faces breach of contract claim

Activision sued for portraying Angolan rebel as murderous "halfwit"

5 months ago Family of Jonas Savimbi object to his depiction in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

7 Fake Minecraft sequel pulled from App Store

5 months ago Unofficial $11 app reached as high as fourth on paid gaming chart before being removed from sale

Ember settles Machine Zone copycat suit with an apology

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

Lumos Labs to pay $2m Deceptive Advertising settlement

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

Nintendo wins Mii patent suit

6 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

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

4 Publishers sued over fantasy sports patents

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

Jobs

Goodgame Studios denies allegations of unfair dismissal

6 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

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

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

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

Blizzard and Innovis settle Overwatch suit

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

3 US approves DRM circumvention on abandoned games

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

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

Wizards of the Coast settles Hex lawsuit

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

18 Voice actors union voting on strike action

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

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