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Nintendo wins another patent battle over Wii controls

10 months ago A federal appeals court confirmed a victory against Triton Tech, which alleged Nintendo had infringed its patent

1 Former Halo music composer files suit against Bungie

10 months ago Marty O'Donnell accuses studio and its boss Harold Ryan of failing to pay him for vacation time and other benefits

1 NCAA athletes could get thousands each from EA settlement

10 months ago Agreement would see ex-players given $951 per year they were featured in EA Sports games

2 Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Sweden

10 months ago Peter Sunde re-apprehended after 2 years on the lam

1 Former CEO of Atlus parent arrested for fraud

10 months ago Management of Index Corporation under investigation for manipulating financial records

8 Oculus, Palmer Luckey sued by Zenimax

11 months ago Zenimax and id Software allege that Oculus stole trade secrets relating to virtual reality tech

1 Nintendo wins DS patent case

11 months ago Judge tosses case after USPTO cancels plaintiff's patent claims; charges against Sony not dismissed yet

3 Oculus "disappointed, but not surprised" by Zenimax claims

11 months ago VR headset-maker says id Software canned VR support for Doom 3 BFG when it was denied equity stake in upstart company

3 Massachusetts town lifts arcade game ban

11 months ago Marshfield residents vote to do away with limitations on coin-op games after 32 years

38 Studios debt starts to hit Rhode Island coffers

11 months ago $2.4 million due to be paid from general fund as state continues to explore financial, reputational impact of defaulting

14 ZeniMax claims Oculus uses its IP

11 months ago UPDATE: John Carmack reveals lines of ZeniMax code used in Oculus: "Zero"

FTC OKs Facebook purchase of Oculus

A year ago US trade regulator grants approval for $2 billion acquisition to proceed

4 King resolves trademark disputes

A year ago CandySwipe, Banner Saga devs reach agreements in separate issues with Candy Crush Saga creator

4 3D Realms responds to Gearbox suit

A year ago Developer claims it still owns Duke Nukem trademark and right to produce new Duke Nukem game

13 State Senator Leland Yee arrested

A year ago California politician who penned game law that went before Supreme Court up on corruption charges

2 Cut the Rope dev takes aim at King trademark

A year ago ZeptoLab challenges Candy Crush Saga maker's claim to "candy" in European Union

Feds get first US convictions for app piracy

A year ago Florida men plead guilty to distributing 1 million Android apps worth more than $700,000

2 DRAM makers reach $310 million settlement in price fixing suit

A year ago A dozen companies agree to pay out to those who bought consoles, computers from 1998 through 2002

56 "Free-to-play" misleading advertising in Europe

A year ago European Commission meets with devs to improve consumer protections, wants them to stop calling games free if they have in-app purchases

11 US legislators single out violent game makers

A year ago Tax Reform Act of 2014 drafters say they're withholding tax credits from violent game devs, but wording covers all software development

3 Mob Wives star sues Rockstar

A year ago Claims GTA V stole her life story

10 King drops Candy trademark in US

A year ago Candy Crush Saga company withdraws application for rights to individual word in hit game's title

2 Nintendo wins 3DS patent dispute

A year ago International Trade Commission sides with Mario maker, denies claims from three patent-licensing companies

6 IGDA criticizes King's "predatory" trademark tactics

A year ago Dev group targets Candy Crush Saga maker, has business/legal special interest group looking into the issue

22 King accused of more trademark trolling

A year ago CandySwipe creator says Candy Crush Saga company purchased victory in legal dispute

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