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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 gamers 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...

There’s another Fortnite dance legal battle brewing, this one over Dancing Pumpkin Man

Remember back when gobs of entertainers were trying to sue Epic Games for taking their dances and shoving them into Fortnite to sell...
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An MMO character ‘worth’ $1.4M was sold in China for $552

So here's a fun story of people being particularly... odd. Let's go with odd. Player A, hereafter referred to as "Scrooge McDuck," spends...

Lawful Neutral: When Marvel sued NCsoft over City of Heroes

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...

Fortnite’s Epic Games cracks down on leakers and banned streamers

It's a bundle of Fortnite-related news, and not the fun kind about updates or other things. It's a bundle of... well, of awful...

Serious EA data breach exposes 1,600 FIFA 20 accounts

There is nothing quite like that gut-wrenching feeling when you hear a story about a data breach and then have to do that quick...

Montreal law firm wants to launch a class action lawsuit against Fortnite for being addictive to minors

Montreal law firm Calex Légal has officially filed a request to launch a class action lawsuit against Epic Games and its Canadian subsidiary for...

Steam users in France should be allowed to resell their games according to French court ruling

The Union fédérale des consommateurs (Federal Union of Consumers or UFC Que Choisir), a French consumer group, has been pursuing litigation against Valve over...
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Blizzard’s lawyers are busy again, this time suing yet another overseas company for ripping off WoW

Another day, another Blizzard lawsuit - this one lodged against the Chinese purveyor of Glorious Saga, a mobile/browser title from Joyfun/Sina Games that pretty...
Well well well, how the turntable.

Riot settles class action discrimination lawsuit as victims claim victory

Last year, Kotaku published a brutal exposé of Riot Games’ culture, replete with sexual harassment and sexual discrimination problems. In response, Riot promised...

The 2015 ArcheAge lawsuit finally nears a conclusion in the form of a settlement agreement

Lawsuits can be pretty long, but this one was a doozy. Let's review: In 2015, several ArcheAge players filed a class action...
And this fad can end any time now, I'm not going to lie.

Fortnite hit with data breach lawsuit, Fortnite champ is swatted live on stream

Epic Games and Fortnite are not having the best week. First, according to Polygon, the company's been hit with a class-action lawsuit...

Pokemon Go studio Niantic is suing PokeGo++ hackers ahead of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’s launch

Niantic and Pokemon Go have been no stranger at all to lawsuits over the years - it's just that most the suits have...
Success?

California says Riot Games is refusing to fully cooperate with its gender discrimination investigation

The Riot sexual harassment and gender discrimination fiasco is coming up on its anniversary this summer, and from a legal perspective, it's only just...

The ArcheAge consumer lawsuit against Trion Worlds is still inching onward

It seems weird to be writing about Trion Worlds again, but here we are. MMO players will recall that back in 2015, three gamers...

Riot says it will allow arbitration opt-outs, eventually, but it probably won’t stave off the walkout

The continuing fiasco that is League of Legends' Riot Games continues today, though today's update is a good sign for workers at least....
It lurks.

Riot Games acknowledges employees planning walkout over company culture

Over the weekend, we once again covered the continuing fiasco that is League of Legends' Riot Games, when as Kotaku first reported,...

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