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Capcom scales back divisive Street Fighter esports licensing rules

Publisher removes or extends prize pool and sponsorship limits, allows spectator fees and video/photo capture of events

By James Batchelor

Activision Blizzard calls for court to dismiss DFEH lawsuit

Call of Duty publisher says Department failed to investigate properly, has unfairly damaged its reputation

By James Batchelor

US District Judge says that Valve will face antitrust ligation

Judge Coughenour said that Wolfire Games' "allegations are sufficient to plausibly allege unlawful conduct"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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New York sues Activision Blizzard over Microsoft acquisition

City pension fund and shareholder alleges Bobby Kotick rushed the sale process to avoid fallout from scandals

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision Blizzard receives new NLRB complaint

Communications Workers of America files suit that alleges employees received threats for discussing its lawsuit on discord

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Court dismisses Bungie copyright infringement claim against AimJunkies

U.S. District Court Judge says that case failed to prove the cheat seller infringed upon publisher's copyrights and trademarks

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Epic Games faces labour complaint over allegedly refusing to hire union supporter

Complainant believes she was shunned for labour advocacy work, Epic claims this activity did not factor into decision

By James Batchelor

Yuji Naka took Square Enix to court over unfinished Balan Wonderworld

Veteran developer says he was removed as director of the project six months before the game launched

By James Batchelor

Dutch Gambling Authority vs Electronic Arts, and the future of loot boxes

René Otto breaks down the Dutch State Council's decision that FIFA card packs should not be regulated under gambling laws

By René Otto

Sony gender discrimination lawsuit dismissed, but plaintiff may file amended complaint

Former PlayStation employee given second chance after initial complaint was dismissed due to lack of detailed allegations

By James Batchelor

Nintendo of America receives labor complaints for alleged NLRA violations

Update: Nintendo says it isn't aware of any unionization attempts and intends to cooperate with the investigation

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Kotick's ex-girlfriend obtained a restraining order against him

Activision Blizzard CEO subsequent girlfriend, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, twice leaned on a tabloid to shelve stories on the issue

By Brendan Sinclair

Judge dismisses investor lawsuit against Activision Blizzard

Justice said that the case lacked enough facts to prove that the company was aware of harassment within its workplace

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Marty O'Donnell and Mike Salvatori settle legal dispute over Halo music

Pair filed a lawsuit against Microsoft in 2020 over unpaid royalties from using their work in the franchise

By Danielle Partis

Tencent cutting off Chinese gamers' access to foreign games

May 31 update to internet acceleration app will only support games operating in China

By James Batchelor

California lawyer alleges Governor Newsom interfered with Activision Blizzard suit - Report

DFEH assistant chief council Melanie Proctor resigns, says governor's office pressured agency for the benefit of publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

China ends nine-month freeze on game approvals

First batch of games approved for release since July includes 45 titles

By Brendan Sinclair

Roblox backs Apple in ongoing battle against Epic's appeal

Company behind popular kids game says App Store “enhances safety and security”

By James Batchelor

A crash course in understanding trademarks | GDC 2022

Sheridans' Tim Repa-Davies gave an overview of how trademarks work, and what to look out for when it comes to giving a publisher access to your IP rights

By Marie Dealessandri

Activision Blizzard EEOC settlement going forward

Federal regulator's suit ends with $18 million fund created for those the publisher was accused of discriminating against; California regulator's suit continues

By Brendan Sinclair

EU may force Apple to allow sideloaded iOS apps

Digital Markets Act would open up of large tech platforms, mandate interoperability with large messaging services

By Brendan Sinclair

Apple calls on court to reject Epic's appeal

But it may be another year before a hearing is called to decide the ongoing antitrust dispute

By James Batchelor

Judge prepared to approve Activision Blizzard's settlement with EEOC

California DFEH objections dismissed as “simply inaccurate,” $18 million fund deemed “fair, reasonable and adequate”

By James Batchelor

Ubisoft drops suit against Assassin's Creed Symphony producer

Publisher reaches agreement to end original partnership for symphonic spin-off tour, prepares to kick off new series of shows later this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft, EA, among companies urging Texas to drop anti-trans directive

Governor's order to investigate parents helping trans kids receive gender-affirming healthcare as child abusers "goes against the values of our companies"

By Brendan Sinclair

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