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Chinese fraudsters posed as a famous chili sauce brand to get free keys out of Tencent — and it worked

What you're about to read is an account of how three guys in China defrauded Tencent under the guise of a famous chili sauce...

Former Bungie composer Martin O’Donnell calls the deal with Activision ‘bad from the start’

The former Bungie composer Martin O'Donnell has spilled some pretty serious tea regarding the partnership with Activision, calling the deal "bad from the start"...

Ubisoft devs speak out on their ‘inability to feel safe or protected within’ the studio

You know who's probably breathing a big sigh of relief right now? Riot Games, whose multi-year scandal and lawsuit over sexual harassment and...

Chronicles of Elyria backers have now hired a lawyer to file a class action suit

Chronicles of Elyria may not be a game right now, but you can bet your sweet bippy that it's a saga. A legal...

Who really owns RuneScape? A new Chinese lawsuit in the UK is poised to find out

Ah, remember 2019? Such a terrible year, made good only in hindsight. Throughout that year, we wrote about how RuneScape developer Jagex was...

Class action lawsuit alleges Apple promotes gambling via lootboxes through its storefront

Legal moves are being made against the practice of lootbox monetization against one of the largest targets possible. A class action complaint filed...

Australian retailer admits to misleading customers about refunds for Fallout 76

Remember when Fallout 76 first hit the scene with all of the grace of a hippo being air dropped without a parachute? At...

Ubisoft takes Google and Apple to court over an alleged Rainbow Six Siege mobile clone

Ubisoft is legally miffed at Google and Apple. After pleas to both companies to remove a mobile game that looks an awful lot like...

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

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

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

Make My MMO: Following Chronicles of Elyria reports, state attorney general addresses crowdfunding scams

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Chronicles of Elyria stirred fresh drama, as Soulbound Studios appeared to backtrack on its announcement that it had...
Of course 400 million people can be wrong. it just means they have a wider range of collective error.

Call of Duty wins a ‘first amendment’ lawsuit, Tencent sues cloud company for hosting its games

Ready for some litigious gaming news? Sure you are. In part the first, we look towards vehicle manufacturer AM General and its 2017 lawsuit against...

Plaintiffs in the Riot Games class action discrimination lawsuit take up new counsel, withdraw settlement plans

A new chapter in the Riot Games legal drama has begun to be written. In August 2019, the class action discrimination lawsuit filed...

Star Citizen explores microTech’s moons and Anvil Carrack as the Crytek lawsuit reaches a settlement

Another week, another Inside Star Citizen. This time, we're continuing the three-part look at development work on microTech's moons and given a room-by-room...

New French lawsuits accuse EA’s FIFA franchise of promoting illegal gambling

None of the FIFA titles is a pure MMO, of course, but every MMO player interested in how monetization across the industry is being...

US Court of Appeals upholds decision that a RuneScape player’s muting did not violate free speech

The 3rd Circuit US Court of Appeals has effectively squashed any further action by one Amro Elansari, a RuneScape player who claimed that...

Riot Games’ $10M settlement could climb to $400M due to California state agency filings

Allow us to recount events for a moment: In 2018, a Kotaku expose blew the lid off of a deeply alarming "bro culture"...

CIG fires back in response to Crytek’s request to pause Squadron 42 lawsuit

Earlier this month we reported on a request from Crytek to halt its ongoing breach of contract lawsuit against Star Citizen studio...
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? No. You smell bad.

ArcheAge players score $420,000 in ancient class action suit over consumer law violations

We've been following the saga of the ArcheAge lawsuit for what seems like ages now. Back in 2015, three gamersĀ filed a class...

Crytek’s latest legal maneuvering against CIG suggests Squadron 42 won’t release this summer

The long, drawn out, snail-paced legal fight between CIG and Crytek has taken one more step, but this one seems to have some direct...

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