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  • Blog Post: Capcom Files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Koei Tecmo

    Capcom has started a legal battle with another venerable Japanese game publisher, citing copyright infringement. A report by the Japanese site Sankai states that Capcom has filed a suit against Tecmo Koei, stating that Tecmo Koei has infringed on concepts that Capcom has patented. The filing was a bit... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Oculus Responds To Zenimax And Id Officially Filing Suit

    Update: Oculus has offered a statement regarding the legal action taken against it by Zenimax and Id Software. Here's the official statement from Oculus Rift: The lawsuit filed by ZeniMax has no merit whatsoever. As we have previously said, ZeniMax did not contribute to any Oculus technology. Oculus... More
  • Blog Post: 2009 DS Patent Lawsuit Brought Against Nintendo Dismissed

    A patent lawsuit brought against Nintendo by Wall Wireless, LLC in 2009 regarding the DS and DSi has been dismissed. Wall Wireless sued Nintendo, Sony, and Nokia claiming its devices infringed on a, "method and apparatus for creating and distributing real-time interactive media content through wireless... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Hex: Shards Of Fate Creators Sued By Magic: The Gathering Creators

    Update: Cryptozoic and Hex Entertainment have responded to Wizards of the Coast's intellectual property infringement claim. The company posted the following statement on its website: As you may be aware, Wizards of the Coast recently filed a lawsuit against Cryptozoic Entertainment, LLC and Hex Entertainment... More
  • Blog Post: 3D Realms, Interceptor Respond To Gearbox's Duke Nukem 3D Lawsuit

    Late February, Gearbox sued 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment over what it says was a violation of copyright. At issue was a newly announced Facebook game called Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction. Now, 3D Realms and Interceptor have issued a formal response to the suit. "On March 17, 2014, 3D Realms... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto Online Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    A California U.S. District Court has thrown out a class action lawsuit filed against Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games due to a delay in the launch of GTA Online. The case was filed against Take-Two by Bruce McMahon and Christopher Bengston. The pair claimed that Rockstar and Take-Two had engaged... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Wins Wii Fit Patents Following Lawsuit Settlement

    A company tried to sue Nintendo for supposedly infringing on its patents with the Wii Fit. It lost, and now Nintendo has acquired those patents. InterAction Laboratories sued Nintendo in 2012 for patent infringement. Nintendo eventually won the case, and the court ordered InterAction to pay Nintendo's... More
  • Blog Post: Jury Rules In Favor Of Zynga In Patent Lawsuit

    Early last year, Zynga was sued by Personalized Media Communications (PMC) who claimed that the publisher was infringing on four of its patents. Today, a jury reached a decision finding Zynga not guilty. The four patents in question covered the personalization of content, targeted advertising, managing... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Shareholder Sues Company Over Stock Buyback

    Last week, Activision Blizzard performed some fancy financial footwork in order to separate itself from parent Vivendi. Now, Activision Blizzard shareholder Todd Miller is suing the company over this deal. Previously we've explained how Activision pulled together over $8 billion in order to buy back... More
  • Blog Post: Original Madden Programmer Wins Lawsuit Against EA

    After a three day deliberation, a Californian jury awarded Robin Antonick – the original designer Madden NFL – more than $11 million dollars in damages after EA failed to pay the programmer royalties for the series. Earlier this year , Antonick filed a suit against EA for using software he... More
  • Blog Post: More Money For Your Madden Lawsuit Troubles (NCAA, Too)

    Back in 2012, we reported that anyone who had purchased an NFL, NCAA, or AFL-licensed game could claim compensation as part of a class-action lawsuit. Things just got better for those of you who qualify. The initial settlement proposal would have awarded $6.79 for GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation title... More
  • Blog Post: Zynga Sued For Allowing Executives To Dump Stock Early

    A former Zynga product manager by the name of Wendy Lee is suing her previous employers over discrepancies in the firm's policies surrounding stock sales. Following the mobile and social game publisher's initial public offering on December 16, 2011, employees and other existing shareholders were... More
  • Blog Post: Rhode Island Says 38 Studios Mislead State

    In new documents filed as part of the state of Rhode Island's lawsuit against 38 Studios executives, including baseball great Curt Schilling, the state's attorney claims that there is "crushing evidence" that 38 Studios intentionally misled the state. The suit is over a $75 million... More
  • Blog Post: Out Of Court Settlement Reached Between EA And Zynga

    Last summer, EA filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Zynga over their obvious Sims rip-off The Ville. Today, it's being reported that the lawsuit has been dismissed. Zynga had also filed a counter-suit against EA, claiming that the publisher was preventing their employees from leaving for... More
  • Blog Post: Too Human Pulled From Xbox Live Marketplace In Response To Lawsuit

    Last year, Too Human developer Silicon Knights was ordered to destroy all game code created using the Unreal Engine , which includes games both released and unreleased by the developer. The process has begun with Too Human's disappearance from the Xbox Live Marketplace. To refresh, Silicon Knights... More
  • Blog Post: Tattoo Artist Sues THQ Over Unlicensed Use Of Tattoo

    Tattoo artist Chris Escobedo is suing THQ over the unlicensed use of a tattoo that appears on fighter Carlos Condit in the UFC Undisputed 3. Escobedo is the owner of Elite Tattoo in Arizona, and he created the tattoo that appears on Condit's side. Polygon reports that the tattoo in question is an... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Responds To Class Action Lawsuit

    Update: Blizzard has reached out to us with a lengthy statement in response to the lawsuit. It plans on fighting the class action suit stating that, "This suit is without merit and filled with patently false information." Check out the full statement below: This suit is without merit and filled... More
  • Blog Post: Cypress Hill "Back-Up Singer" Loses Grand Theft Auto Lawsuit

    Pictured above: not Michael "Shagg" Washington. Michael "Shagg" Washington, a man who claims to be a back-up singer for the '90s hip-hop group Cypress Hill, also claimed to be the inspiration for the character Carl "CJ" Johnson from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Is Suing Bridgestone Over Its TV Ads Featuring Kevin Butler Actor

    Update: Sony offered a statement to Venture Beat clarifying the situation. Here's the statement from Sony: "Sony Computer Entertainment America filed a lawsuit against Bridgestone and Wildcat Creek, Inc. on September 11. The claims are based on violations of the Lanham Act, misappropriation... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Claims Victory Against Wii Patent Lawsuit

    A U.S. district court judge has dismissed a case brought against Nintendo by Copper Innovations Group which claimed the Wii console and controllers infringed upon one of its patents. After looking over the case, Judge David Cercone of the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh said there was no need for a... More
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