Genshin Impact takes cheat makers to court for copyright infringement

You have to be a special sort of sad to want to cheat in a game like Genshin Impact, let alone one who would...
It's all the money we don't have!

Microsoft insists Activision-Blizzard was planning on mass layoffs before the merger

As we've been covering, earlier this week the FTC filed a complaint to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, alleging that Microsoft misrepresented itself...
Hmm. Appears I'm still alive.

Korean Court rules man isn’t a conscientious objector because he likes PUBG

We admit that the headline for this story is pretty wild, so allow us a few moments to lay some contextual groundwork: South Korea...

Nexon’s preliminary injunction against Dark and Darker was dismissed, but the lawsuit presses on

One of last year's more distinct stories was related to the medieval fantasy PvPvE extraction RPG Dark and Darker and megacorp Nexon: Readers may...
I mean, kind of by default, but...

Fortnite is coming back to iPhone in EU because Europe said so

It's been a few years -- since 2020, in fact -- since the snit fit between Apple and Epic began, provoking the former to...

Palworld tops 2M concurrency on Steam as the Pokémon company ‘intends to investigate’

When we started 2024, I don't think any of us had "bizarre Pokémon shooter was going to blow up huge in January," but, well,...

Epic and Apple appeals are rejected by the Supreme Court, making the original 2021 ruling final

The past few years' worth of gaming news have been something of a whirlwind to say the least, so let us take a moment...

Star Citizen’s CIG was hit with a measly $190 fine for… not filing its 2022 financial report on time

"If the penalty for a crime is a fine, then that law only exists for the lower class," so sayeth the meme, and that...

Study finds social media game ads don’t properly disclose the existence of lockboxes and in-game purchases

A recent study conducted by legal expert and lockbox researcher Leon Y. Xiao has been completed and it finds that lockbox disclosures in social...

Former Activision-Blizzard exec files lawsuit that alleges the studio fired him for being old and white

Discrimination can certainly take a wide assortment of forms, but the culture that has been fostered within Activision-Blizzard has mostly been one that threatens...
Boo, says I.

Police use a World of Warcraft account to track down and arrest a man allegedly hiding a minor

We have our first Florida Man story of 2024 on our corner of the internet, primarily because tracking down and finding him involved using...

Korea’s FTC fines Nexon $8.9M over MapleStory’s deceptive gear upgrade probabilities

Care for a little smile to start off this first week of 2024? Then feast your eyes on a hefty $8.9M (₩11.6M) fine levied...

British police open investigation into an in-game sexual assault in a virtual reality metaverse

Virtual reality games are intensely immersive, putting their players into their worlds and surrounding them in the experience rather convincingly. Unfortunately, that immersion has...
This is someone else's problem.

MMO Business Roundup: Lockboxes, Twitch Korea, and the FTC’s latest MS/ABK merger appeal

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. The FTC vs. Microsoft and ABK - Surely you didn't think that "signing the...
why does this continue

The Epic Games Store is apparently still not profitable for Epic Games

It's now been five years since Epic Games launched the Epic Games store with an eye toward dethroning Steam, as epitomized by the fact...

Remember that report about cops fired for playing Pokemon Go on duty? There’s video now, and it’s worse

Way back in 2016 and 2017, it was rare to see a month go by without some sort of dreadful story about Pokemon Go...

Myth of Empires resolves ARK Survival Evolved copyright lawsuit, paving the way for its return

Who here had "Myth of Empires resolves its legal woes to the point it gets to re-release" on their 2023 bingo card? We certainly...
This looks... boring.

Lawful Neutral: Reverse engineering World of Warcraft’s subscriber numbers

Do you know what time it is? It's almost quarterly financial report time! We probably won't see a full quarterly report from Activision-Blizzard as...

Former Ubisoft execs and employees were detained by French police over sexual misconduct allegations

It looks as if the French authorities are moving against Ubisoft employees who were among those accused in the studio's wide-reaching sexual misconduct exposé....

MMO Business Roundup: MY.GAMES’ CEO, Valve’s antitrust fine, and research on China’s gaming regulations

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business news. Numbers numbers numbers. In fact, this edition has the whole trifecta: business,...