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Extra Credits raises concerns over lootbox legislation

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Just for the record, we are not the only ones engaged in the discussion and controversy surrounding lockboxes and lootboxes as of late. YouTube...

World of Warcraft Classic progresses: ‘This is the right decision’

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Desperate for some World of Warcraft Classic news now that the BlizzCon high has faded? Forbes has an interview up with Blizzard Executive Producer...

Star Citizen: Subber PTU access ‘perk’, developments in the Crytek lawsuit, and patch 3.0.1

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Who says subscriptions are dead? Not Star Citizen. The alpha MMORPG has long taken a page out of the Pathfinder Online playbook by offering...
No, you can't be quite this evil.

Valve asks Australian High Court to set aside consumer law ruling that fined it over $2M

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Stretch your brain allllll the way back to 2016, when Australian courts fined Valve $2.16 million US at the behest of the Australian Competition...
This one's for you, guy.

Fortnite racks up 40 million downloads, boasts about its success

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Forty million downloads. That's the staggering number that Epic Games is tossing around concerning its incredibly successful Fortnite after a busy holiday season. That's...

Creditors lay claim to nearly $700,000 in Gazillion assets in bankruptcy case

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We named the sad death of Marvel Heroes the greatest MMO disappointment of 2017, and it appears it's not even over yet. Redditors noticed that on...

Fortnite addresses Meltdown vulnerability, settles another cheater lawsuit

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Were you thinking you'd escaped all impact from the Meltdown vulnerability afflicting Intel systems? Fortnite players should think again, even consolers, as Epic Games...

Korean prosecutors target former NCsoft VP for insider trading

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Former NCsoft Vice President and Blade & Soul lead producer Bae Jae Hyu has landed in legal hot water thanks to an ongoing insider...

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium files motion to dismiss Crytek copyright lawsuit

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The bombshell of December 2017 was the news that Crytek was suing Cloud Imperium Games and Roberts Space Industries, the companies behind the sprawling and...

A look back at the MMO industry’s law dramas of 2017

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In all our many roundups at the turn of the year, we've never done one on the legal dramas that have affected the MMO...

Crytek sues Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium, alleging copyright infringement

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Update: We've updated with CIG's official statement to us below. Crytek is suing Cloud Imperium Games and Roberts Space Industries, the companies behind the sprawling...
A win, sort of.

Fortnite settles one of its anti-cheater lawsuits out of court

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If you'd forgotten, Fortnite wound up bringing a lawsuit against two people for cheating software being used in the game. One such suit hit...
Pokemon gone?

Milwaukee settles lawsuit over Pokemon Go-inspired park ordinance

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The Milwaukee lawsuit sparked by Pokemon Go is finally over. Back in February, Milwaukee County in Wisconsin issued an ordinance requiring video game developers like...
BANNED, you're all BANNED.

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

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Last month, Fortnite developer Epic sued two alleged associates of a cheating software site as part of the studio's hard-line approach to cheaters. Makes...

The Netherlands joins Belgium in investigating lockboxes as games of chance

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Earlier this week, we reported on a move by the Belgian Gaming Commission to investigate lockboxes/lootboxes in games like Star Wars Battlefront 2 to...

Bossland gives up on WoW’s Honorbuddy cheat following Blizzard’s 2017 court victories

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If you weren't convinced that Blizzard defeated Bossland in its string of lawsuits already, you will be today. As The Nosy Gamer noticed, Bossland...
Don't camp here.

Black Desert devs responds to datamining dust-up with stat transparency and apologies

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Remember a week ago when Black Desert dataminers dug up dirt on the game's so-called hidden stats, only to be booted off the subreddit...

Black Desert’s Reddit community erupts over Pearl Abyss’ datamining suppression

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So how do you feel about dataminers? One player apparently datamined a significant chunk of info about Black Desert's so-called hidden stats, posting everything...

EA has put the kibosh on a player-run Battlefield emulator – are MMOs next?

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We don't cover the Battlefield games much on Massively OP, but this particular story caught my attention anyway because of the company and subject...

Survival sandbox ROKH got bogged down in a ‘legal dispute,’ but it’s been resolved

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It's been a few weeks since ROKH's last developer update, but there's a reason for that: a legal dispute. "Two teams were investigating the source...

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