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NetEase moves to dismiss PUBG Corp lawsuit

Knives Out developer calls complaint a "shameless attempt" to monopolize a genre

By Rebekah Valentine

Star Citizen backer loses court case for $4,500 refund

Arbitration clause in end-user license agreement protects developer RSI from refund claims in court

By Haydn Taylor

Germany bans vague pre-order release dates

Retailers no longer to pre-sell games that are “coming soon”, courts have ruled

By James Batchelor

Nintendo lawsuit against Colopl won't block developer's Switch release

Platform holder says ongoing patent dispute and defendant's games business are “completely separate matters”

By James Batchelor

Nintendo, Valve, Sony, and EA reported in Norway for breaching European consumer law

UPDATE: NCC reports Nintendo to German authorities after dropping other complaints

By Haydn Taylor

French gambling regulator criticizes loot boxes, stops short of regulation

ARJEL refrains from fully defining loot boxes as gambling but will continue to investigate effect on consumers

By Rebekah Valentine

Warner Bros surprised by Bethesda's “baseless accusation” in Westworld lawsuit

Publisher claims developer Behaviour Interactive has confirmed allegations are untrue

By James Batchelor

US Judge halves ZeniMax's $500m win in Facebook Oculus legal battle

Also denies Bethesda parent's request for sales ban on Rift headsets

By James Batchelor

Which game companies could be using slave labor?

Conflict mineral disclosures show Sony is lax about where/how it gets its materials, while Apple sets the standard for maintaining an ethical supply chain

By Rebekah Valentine

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds dev drops lawsuit against Fortnite

No word on whether a settlement has been reached, but PUBG Crop has withdrawn from the legal battle

By James Batchelor

Australian classification board to reconsider We Happy Few ban

Appeal made for Compulsion Games' upcoming title after incentivised drug use denied it a rating

By James Batchelor

Epic Games sues former QA contractor over Fortnite leak

Thomas Hannah admits breaching NDA but files defence against lawsuit as he claims leak was out of his control

By James Batchelor

Sony stops launch of explicit anime dungeon crawler

Omega Labyrinth Z won't launch on PS4 or Vita in the West

By Rebekah Valentine

Star Control II developers crowdfund legal fight for IP control

Paul Reiche III, Fredrick Ford estimate $2m in legal costs in escalating disagreement with Stardock

By Rebekah Valentine

Prickly denial is the wrong response to WHO's "gaming disorder"

The proposed definition is careful and cautious; more research is needed and the industry should be cooperating, not stonewalling

By Rob Fahey

PayPal blocks school shooting simulator dev from making sales online

"We work to ensure that our services are not used to accept payments for activities that promote violence," says payment platform

By Haydn Taylor

New security measure from Nintendo 'perfectly prevents' digital piracy on the Switch

Platform holder permanently bans consoles with pirated games following reveal of unpatchable hardware exploit

By Haydn Taylor

Valve disables CS:GO and DOTA 2 item trading in Netherlands after legal warning

“We still don't understand or agree with the [Dutch Gaming Authority's] legal conclusion," says Valve

By Haydn Taylor

Ukie: WHO gaming disorder diagnosis is based on "highly contested evidence"

Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE on the risks posed by the World Health Organisation's proposed definition, and the "irresponsible" reaction of mainstream media

By Jo Twist

Industry trade bodies from around the globe unite to condemn 'gaming disorder' decision

WHO classification will create moral panic, says international trade body coalition

By Haydn Taylor

Microsoft condemns separation of families at US border

Company is "dismayed" by children being separated from parents by ICE; will continue work on Azure for government

By Rebekah Valentine

WHO makes 'gaming disorder' diagnosis official

Final version of World Health Organization's 11th International Compendium of Diseases includes gaming addiction for the first time

By Brendan Sinclair

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