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ZeniMax Media is hit with a trademark dispute over a filing for ‘Redfall’

What is "Redfall?" We don't know just yet, beyond the fact that it's a trademark filed by ZeniMax Media (the parent company of Bethesda...
Oh, yeah, this is fine. It's fine. It's fine! This is fine.

Tencent introduces strict rules for streamers playing its games

Good news for Chinese streamers, as gaming giant Tencent has introduced a new set of rules about what streamers can and cannot...

Pennsylvania legislators introduce video game ‘sin tax’ bill

Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to institute a tax on mature-rated video games sold in the state. House Bill 109 would...
Someone must have had fun with this at some point, right?

South Korea now has a law criminalizing the act of boosting in online games

Let's say you really care about your competitive rank in a video game, but you don't have the time to actually practice and get...
ride eternal shiny and chrome

China’s delays on video game licenses may last another 4-6 months

It's been a bit of a rough go for games in China recently; Monster Hunter World was the first massively popular game we...
This is someone else's problem.

France’s gambling authority condemns but does not ban lockboxes

The international community is becoming aware of the problems of lootboxes, and that means that laws are being formed in response to the business...
This is obviously someone else's fault.

Valve turns off lootboxes in the Netherlands for DOTA 2 and CounterStrike: Global Offensive

If you were in any way hoping that the Dutch Gaming Authority's ruling about lockboxes would lead to a worldwide shift, it seems that's...
thanks, I hate it

Trademarks, copyrights, and patents: What they mean for you and for video games

Has the pace of news moved so quickly that we've already forgotten about Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene's statement that video games lack any IP...
BANNED, you're all BANNED.

Mother of Fortnite cheater claims that her 14-year-old son is being used as a scapegoat

Last month, Fortnite developer Epic sued two alleged associates of a cheating software site as part of the studio's hard-line approach to...
You made it sing, all right.

The US government is considering DMCA exceptions for archived online games after all

Back in 2015, an exception was made to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to allow for archival of aging video games that were...

No, exploitative gacha mechanics are not a good idea for western devs

We've been talking about exploitative gacha games and related business models on Massively OP for a long time, most recently and notably in...
lol, valve

The jury is out on whether or not DOTA 2 actually belongs to Valve

It's not very interesting to see a big company take knockoff companies to court to argue that the knockoff companies are violating intellectual property....
GET OUT OF HERE, LIZARD.

Pokémon Go needs park permits in Milwaukee County to use park locations

The Milwaukee County Parks Department had a bit of a problem with Pokémon Go last year. It turns out that when you place...
Just imagine all of this leather squeaking.

China bans streaming games not approved by the Ministry of Culture

China's Ministry of Culture is the government agency that covers (among other things) what imagery can and cannot be shown in a video game....
LET ME GO HOME

Man drives a car into Nexon’s headquarters

So... last week we reminded you all that you should not threaten to hurt people over a video game. You also should not...
Just imagine all of this leather squeaking.

Threats against Blizzard Entertainment lead to a Sacramento man’s arrest

Maybe you're upset with the class changes in World of Warcraft. Maybe you're disappointed with character balance in Overwatch. Maybe you have...
More like real reality.

Zenimax’s Oculus lawsuit will proceed to trial

Fans of the Oculus Rift might be disappointed to learn that judge Jorge Solis has rejected the motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled against...

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