A look back at the MMO industry’s law dramas of 2018

    
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Stop being a JERK.

Last year, we started a new end-of-the-year tradition: a recap of all the legal and political dramas that have affected the MMO genre over the last 12 months. Notably in 2018, we saw…

But if you’re looking for more of a “legal history” angle, check out Justin’s timely piece on the legal mess that was Interplay’s original but canceled Fallout Online. Enjoy!

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rafael12104

Love that Law and Order sound effect. And, it applies so well here too.

I’ve always said, there is no drama like dev drama. And if you think about it, it is a cornerstone of the computer world from the theft of world-changing tech from Xerox to the wrestling match between Zenimax and Oculus. Heh.

But my particular interests lately surround the lootbox question and what I hope is the obviously slow but steady road to their demise.

We will see if we get there but every 6 months or so there is another shake in that wall.

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Andy McAdams

Love that Law and Order sound effect. And, it applies so well here too.

Was just about to say this too :-)

The lootbox stuff rekindled my love of law — I had so much fun reading the opinions for the multi-part series I wrote on them.

#Imightbeanerd

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Roger Christie

Please stop with the Xerox fake news. Nothing was stolen. It was bought and paid for.

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rafael12104

Lol

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Roger Christie

Not my fault you’re completely ignorant of history, but you do you.

Did Steve Jobs steal everything from Xerox PARC?

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rafael12104

Oh, you are being serious. Ok. I’m not going to debate the matter with you. The chain of events are well known.

I appreciate that you got the reference though. Very few will recognize it.

Xerox Parc: The opening scene before the music.