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Epic is suing Apple in Australia over Fortnite as Apple halves its profit cut from indie devs

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You might think Epic Games' primary business is video games or video game engines, but as it turns out, it's fast becoming "filing...

iOS players may be able to play Fortnite after all thanks to Nvidia’s cloud gaming service

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As the ongoing "titans into tweens" legal slap fight between Epic and Apple wears on, players of Fortnite on iOS have been...
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What’s going on with Epic Games’ lawsuit against Google?

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Ever since Epic Games took its festering feud with Apple to the courts back in August, lawsuit news has focused on that specific...

Judge enforces a Dutch government order for EA to remove FIFA lockboxes or face over $11M in fines

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This has been a long and drawn-out battle, so let us review: Back in 2017 when the outrage against lockboxes was at its highest...

Lawful Neutral: The Epic vs. Apple lawsuit – when titans are tweens

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The MassivelyOP Golden Yacht was anchored someplace off the coast of Maine when the first news about Epic suing Apple hit. We had...
This is someone else's problem.

EU study recommends taking on lockboxes as a consumer issue rather than a gambling issue

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As much as the companies using them to make bank might want them to, the discussions around lockboxes are not going away. And a...

Lawful Neutral: No really, who owns Jagex and RuneScape?

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RuneScape is one of those games that always seems to fly under my radar. It's not intentional, and I don't have anything especially...
This is someone else's problem.

English lawmakers may classify lockboxes as straight-up gambling

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Video game studios that feature lockboxes in their titles are sitting very uncomfortably this week as England decides whether or not to make their...

Cartoon Network successfully shut down FusionFall’s rogue servers

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Do you remember FusionFall? It was Cartoon Network's attempt at making its own kid-friendly MMO, operating between 2009 and 2013; we took

Lawful Neutral: Leakers, trade secrets, and lawsuits in the online gaming world

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In recent years, you might have noticed a new type of lawsuit coming out of game companies, as some of the more litigation-happy studios...

Player who claims a mobile RPG’s gacha mechanics were falsely advertised loses court case

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Fair game monetization and gamer spending are topics that are on the minds of many right now, and one of the more slippery...

Lawful Neutral: Cheating, copyright law, and the WoW Glider lawsuit

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I have fond memories of using the Game Genie on my NES. To my seven-year-old self, it was a godsend. So many Nintendo...
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Lawful Neutral: Examining the infamous MMO lockbox, 2020 edition

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I have a soft spot for paranormal horror. I love movies about demons, ghosts, hauntings, possessions. There's one particular movie from the early aughts...

Lawful Neutral: Examining DDoS attacks and their impact on MMOs

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When I was younger, used to play with LEGOs with my cousins all the time. We'd spend time creating huge houses and vehicles that...

MMO Business Roundup: Tencent, Ubisoft, Rockstar, energy, Creativerse, and Cold Iron Studios

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Tencent: Just before Funcom and Tencent announced the Chinese gaming giant was angling...

Lawful Neutral: Examining the ArcheAge class action lawsuit – and what it means for gamers

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Gamers threaten lawsuits a lot. Most of the time they threaten lawsuits over things that aren't really something they can sue over, usually due...

Lawful Neutral: A look back at the MMO industry’s law dramas of 2019

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It's hard to believe that 2019 is almost over. Not necessarily unwelcome, but hard to believe. 2019 has been a year in more ways...

Lawful Neutral: When Marvel sued NCsoft over City of Heroes

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One of the biggest MMORPG genre stories over the last year has been the ongoing saga/drama around the bizarre but very much welcomed rebirth...
Here's Mei! You like mei, right?

China is really adding that youth gaming curfew and block on sex and gore in games

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Sometimes it's easy to forget that gamers over in China have it very different than we do in the west. If you need a...

Lawful Neutral: What’s China really worth to the Western gaming industry?

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You know what we never talk about these days? China and video games! We should do that more. For example, did you know that...

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