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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...
Rewarding.

Pakistan becomes the latest country to crack down on PUBG for the children

PUBG's not having a good week: It's been banned in yet another country, this time Pakistan. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority announced the temporary...

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...
This is someone else's problem.

English lawmakers may classify lockboxes as straight-up gambling

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

Sony will need to pay Australia $2.4 million in fines due to digital refund obfuscation

Amidst delays for digital events and ongoing corporate efforts to deal with the wolves somehow infesting its headquarters, Sony didn't really need more...

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...

Cartoon Network successfully shut down FusionFall’s rogue servers

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

ROSE Online’s Japanese operator filed for bankruptcy while promising new content

ROSE Online, a Korean MMO that first launched in 2005 and was shut down in its home country in February 2019 after...

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...

Popular Chinese MMO JX3 Online will close in Taiwan following COVID-19 protest

This article needs a quick bit of backstory: Chinese doctor Li Wenliang was one of the first whistleblowers for the current COVID-19 epidemic; he...

Lootbox regulation recommended by Australian parliamentary committee

While words and recommendations can certainly be considered equal to vapor, the fact that Australia's parliament appears poised to make moves against lockbox monetization...

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

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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