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Sony settles over misleading Vita ads

4 months ago Early adopters of handheld to receive $25 cash or $50 voucher; FTC also goes after advertising firm for astroturfing Twitter campaign

5 CCP Games shuts down Vampire The Masquerade fan remake

4 months ago Confusion over IP rights brings a year-long effort to a close

Activision Blizzard settles buyout lawsuit

4 months ago CoD and WoW publisher will receive $275 million

No Dragon Age: Inquisition for India as EA pulls RPG

5 months 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

5 months 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

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

3 Bungie exec swatted

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

Glu Mobile sues Hothead over "rip off" Kill Shot

5 months ago Lawsuit alleges that Deer Hunter 2014 was cloned, right down to its mistakes

TIGA calls for tax relief on UK exports

5 months ago Gaming trade group wants government to drive growth by encouraging companies to sell abroad

EFF wants copyright exemption for abandoned games

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

23 Wu offers $11K for harassment conviction

5 months ago Giant Spacekat dev also setting up legal fund for other victims

3 China to establish first ever IP court

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months ago Sentences for internet trolls could quadruple to two years under new measures

Exclusive

64 Dirty Videos

6 months 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

6 months ago Charades-style title posted video content without consent

Square Enix sues SNK Playmore

6 months ago Publisher fights back in copyright dispute over Neo Geo games featured in comic series

Bomb threat hoax strikes Gearbox HQ

6 months 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

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

2 Xbox Underground hackers plead guilty

6 months ago Stole $100m of data and IP from Microsoft and Activision

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

6 months ago "Meritless patent cases such as this stifle innovation"

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

6 months 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

7 months ago FTC issues heavy penalty to mobile developer

3 King victorious in 6waves copyright settlement

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

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