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Female Call of Duty pro reportedly murdered by another player

18-year-old killer confessed to crime, after filming it and sharing the video via WhatsApp

By James Batchelor

Interactive Entertainment Law Group expands into South America with merger

Deal with Colombian law firm Bedoya & Visbal Abogados gives IE Law regional strength in South America's games industry

By Matthew Handrahan

Illinois politician proposes a Grand Theft Auto ban

State Representative Marcus C. Evans Jr. says Rockstar's series has contributed to an increase of carjackings around Chicago

By Brendan Sinclair

Latest Legal articles

UK antitrust tribunal blocks Epic's case against Apple

Court says Apple case should be resolved in the US, but allows Google case to proceed in the UK

By James Batchelor

Epic giving out virtual currency after loot box settlement

US lawsuit over loot boxes leads to publisher giving out in-game money to Fortnite and Rocket League players who bought loot boxes in either game

By Eric Van Allen

Class-action suit takes aim at Google Stadia's 4K claims

A new lawsuit targets Google, Bungie, and id Software over Stadia's streaming resolution

By Eric Van Allen

Take-Two reportedly takes down reverse-engineered GTA3, Vice City source code

GitHub project blocked by DMCA, although project creator unable to rule out trolls

By James Batchelor

Apple turns to Valve for information in legal battle with Epic

A subpoena from last November sees Apple filing for information about Steam, but Valve is fighting back

By Eric Van Allen

Epic files EU antitrust complaint against Apple

Fortnite maker alleges iOS maker's restrictions "completely eliminated competition in app distribution and payment processes"

By Brendan Sinclair

One Patent To Rule Them All | Podcast

We discuss the implications of Warner Bros' Nemesis system patent, with Harbottle & Lewis' Kostya Lobov

By GamesIndustry Staff

Nintendo reportedly raises damages sought in Colopl lawsuit to $47m

Platform holder is suing White Cat Project developer for five counts of patent infringement

By James Batchelor

Riot Games CEO sued by former assistant for sexual harassment

Update: Plaintiff denies that her termination was based on complaints made by other Riot employees or partners

By James Batchelor

Hackers claim to have sold Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3 source code

Group behind ransomware attack on CD Projekt took external offer after attempting to sell for $7 million

By James Batchelor

Warner Bros finally secures patent for Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system

Publisher could maintain rights to series' signature mechanic until 2035

By James Batchelor

Activision Blizzard sued over Call of Duty character

Film writer Clayton Haugen alleges his concept images were used as a basis for Modern Warfare's Mara

By Eric Van Allen

Microsoft says terms of service mandate arbitration for Xbox controller suit

Xbox maker says URL on packaging and warranty notice inside count as "robust notice" of policy

By Eric Van Allen

SEC looking for fraud in GameStop surge

Regulator focusing on misinformation to manipulate market as well as broker decisions to restrict trading

By Brendan Sinclair

Valve loses controller patent case, must pay $4m in damages

Jury ruled that company willfully infringed on patent when it manufactured Steam Controller

By James Batchelor

Microsoft requests EU approval for ZeniMax acquisition

European Commission's antitrust regulators will decide by March 5

By James Batchelor

Uncut version of Left 4 Dead 2 released in Germany

German authorities grant original version of Valve's co-op shooter a rating 11 years after its initial release

Over 50 percent of esports followers likely to bet on esports in the US - Survey

Interpret found the slight majority of 521 esports followers were likely to participate in betting on major tournaments.

By Eric Van Allen

US Court dismisses Wargaming lawsuit against former employees

Update: World of Tanks firm plans to appeal, claims Battle Prime still infringes on source code and should remain off stores

By James Batchelor

Jagex disputes Plutos Sama's claims of ownership

RuneScape dev calls RICO lawsuit against former owner "meritless," says it was fully acquired by Carlyle Group

By Rebekah Valentine & James Batchelor

PSVR 2 could be the hottest VR headset yet | Patent Trawling

Our newest feature debuts with a survey of Sony ideas that will raise/singe your eyebrows and a search for the first US gaming patent

By Brendan Sinclair

Developers should be wary of the IPO's siren call | Opinion

As CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk woes turn legal, developers with an eye on the stock market should think carefully about doing business under that level of scrutiny

By Rob Fahey

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