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New York State bans sex offenders from any form of online gaming

Governor ask Niantic for help in creating a "safer environment" for players

By Dan Pearson

No criminal charges in 38 Studios collapse

Rhode Island says "no provable criminal violations" in Kingdoms of Amalur company's downfall, but civil litigation still outstanding

By Brendan Sinclair

Ghostbusters dev Fireforge files for Bankruptcy

Owes millions to part owner Tencent, according to filings

By Dan Pearson

Qualcomm settles class-action gender bias suit for $19.5 million

Chip-maker will now address imbalance within its ranks, implementing reforms to improve pay and opportunities for women

By Matthew Handrahan

Man arrested for threats against Blizzard

California man faces up to five years in jail after repeatedly suggesting he might "pay a visit" with an AK-47

By Brendan Sinclair

Valve warns 23 gambling sites as Twitch bans popular streamer

Steam platform holder gives sites 10 days to comply and Twitch has now banned its most popular CS:GO gambling streamer, Phantoml0rd

By James Brightman

Valve demands that gambling sites cease operations through Steam

"We have no business relationships with any of these sites. We have never received any revenue from them," says Valve's Erik Johnson

By James Brightman

Sony settling PS3 Other OS suit

Six-year court battle over removal of Linux installation option to end with payouts of up to $55 per affected owner

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch pledges to stamp out viewbot services

First lawsuit filed against sellers of bots that artificially inflate viewers, followers and chat activity

By Matthew Handrahan

Hello Games settles "secret stupid" legal dispute with Sky

Telecomms company's problem with the title of No Man's Sky took three years to resolve

By Matthew Handrahan

China tightens regulations around mobile games

Month-long process will root out undesirable content, adding yet more complexity to doing business in the world's most populous country

By Matthew Handrahan

Former Valve employee alleges she was fired for being transgender

Plaintiff says Valve referred to her as "it" - she's seeking $3.1 million in damages

By James Brightman

Minecraft videos based on Super Mario DLC hit with copyright claims

4J Studios' official Wii U add-on was supposed to be exempt from Nintendo's insistence on taking a cut of YouTubers' revenue

By Matthew Handrahan

inXile legal challenge forces indie dev to rebrand game

The Alien Wasteland now called Action Alien following cease and desist letter over "Wasteland" trademark

By Matthew Handrahan

Nvidia and Samsung settle all existing patent litigation

Legal back-and-forth started with an Nvidia lawsuit in 2014, settlement arrived hours before final hearing

By Matthew Handrahan

FTC strikes a blow against Amazon in IAP lawsuit

US judge calls out, "millions of dollars billed to Amazon customers without a mechanism for consent"

By Matthew Handrahan

1666: Amsterdam legal battle ends

Patrice Désilets to obtain rights to 1666 Amsterdam from Ubisoft

By Rachel Weber

ESL cuts ties with YouPorn sponsored eSports team

Regional laws against advertising pornography cited, ESL turned down Team YP's offer to rebrand

By Matthew Handrahan

Rockstar: Benzies' claims "downright bizarre"

Representative for the GTA studio speaks out, notes that Benzies exhibited "significant performance and conduct issues"

By James Brightman

Grand Theft Auto devs planned to leave Take-Two

Leslie Benzies lawsuit says he and the Houser brothers set up an independent company that would still work on publisher's IP

By Brendan Sinclair

Leslie Benzies suing Rockstar over $150 million

Key GTA developer accuses publisher, Houser brothers of forcing him from company, withholding royalties [UPDATE: Benzies owed nothing, says TTWO]

By Brendan Sinclair

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