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  • Destiny 2 Cheat Maker has Countersuit Dismissed

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    Destiny 2 Cheat Maker has Countersuit Dismissed

    A federal court has dismissed the countersuit due to lack of evidence.

    A Destiny 2 cheat maker and provider, AimJunkies, has had their countersuit against Bungie dismissed by a federal court this week. In late September AimJunkies' parent company, Phoenix Digital Group, countersued Bungie saying that the game developer broke the law by hacking into the laptop of one of Phoenix Digital Groups' managers (James May). The cheat maker also claims that Bungie violated DMCA law by circumventing...
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  • Activision Blizzard is Facing Another Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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    Activision Blizzard is Facing Another Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    The latest lawsuit includes allegations of revenge porn, sexual harassment, and more.

    Over a year since California filed a massive lawsuit against Activision Blizzard for sexual harassment related issues comes yet another lawsuit involving additional harassment allegations. This new lawsuit describes Activision Blizzard as a "pervasive 'frat-boy' workplace culture that is a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women."

    The new lawsuit was...
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  • Atlus is Suing Fans for Reviving a Long Dead MMO

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    Atlus is Suing Fans for Reviving a Long Dead MMO

    Game preservation be damned.

    At least two fans of the long-dead MMO Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine are being sued by Atlus over copyright infringement. As first spotted by MarshSMT on Twitter, the fans that were trying to revive the MMO that Atlus shut down back in May 2016. A revived fan server first went live in late 2020 by people going by the online handles of Rekuiemu Games and COMP_Hack.

    As part of their lawsuit, Atlus is claiming that the website used for the MMO's...
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  • Cheat Maker is Countersuing Bungie

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    Cheat Maker is Countersuing Bungie

    The countersuit claims Bungie violated DMCA.

    Cheat maker and provider AimJunkies has filed a countersuit against Destiny 2 developer Bungie. This is just the latest step in a long-running legal battle between Bungie and cheat producers such as AimJunkies. This particular tale began in 2021 when Bungie filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against AimJunkies.

    That lawsuit was dismissed just this April. The ruling judge said that Bungie had failed to prove AimJunkies infringed...
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  • Lawyer Ordered to Compensate Activision for Failing to Play Enough Call of Duty

    A lawsuit involving Infinite Warfare went nowhere in a hurry.

    In July 2022, a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed because the plaintiffs did not play enough Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. This is part of the actual ruling made by a judge in the Southern California District Court as relayed by Kotaku.

    A report by the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati says that Activision Blizzard was sued in November 2021 by Brooks Entertainment Inc., a company...
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  • Wolfire's Antitrust Lawsuit Against Valve is Back On

    Wolfire's Antitrust Lawsuit Against Valve is Back On

    Wolfire's amended lawsuit is given the greenlight by the court.

    In April 2021, Wolfire Games filed a lawsuit against Valve. The lawsuit claimed that through Steam, Valve somehow suppresses the competition. The lawsuit was dismissed in November 2021 because it failed to meet necessary standards for the court. Wolfire had 30 days to amend their complaint and refile it. They did just that and a judge has now ruled that the case may move forward.

    The original lawsuit from...
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  • Epic Settles with Fortnite Cheat Seller, Donates Money to Charity

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    Epic Settles with Fortnite Cheat Seller, Donates Money to Charity

    A real win on all fronts.

    Epic Games recently filed a lawsuit with the Federal Court of Australia against a Fortnite cheat seller. Brandon "BlazeFN" Despotakis was accused of selling Fortnite cheats as well as in-game accounts to other players. Epic filed suit against him in April 2021.

    A ruling by the court found that Despotakis violated the Fortnite EULA and terms of service. The cheats sold include aimbots.

    He was also found guilty of infringing...
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  • Activision Blizzard Now Being Sued by New York

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    Activision Blizzard Now Being Sued by New York

    Several organizations in New York City are now suing the Call of Duty publisher.

    Several groups in New York City have come together to file a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard. The group says that current Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and the board of directors sped through the deal with Microsoft in order to "escape liability for their egregious breaches of fiduciary duty."

    The initial report by Axios says that this alleged breach of duty may have harmed...
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  • Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Against Sony Dismissed

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    Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Against Sony Dismissed

    An amended complaint may be filed still.

    A sexual discrimination lawsuit filed against Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has been dismissed by a federal judge.

    This lawsuit was originally filed by a former SIE employee, Emma Majo, back in November 2021. In the suit, the plaintiff says that SIE did not offer the same career advancements to women as it did to men. The lawsuit also claims that SIE violated the Equal Pay Act and wrongfully terminated her employment at the...
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  • Halo Composers and Microsoft Settle Lawsuit Over Unpaid Royalties

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    Halo Composers and Microsoft Settle Lawsuit Over Unpaid Royalties

    The parties arrived at a mutually agreeable settlement.

    This past February, original Halo composers Marty O'Donnell and Mike Salvatori, sued Microsoft claiming that the tech giant owed them unpaid royalties. Some of those royalties supposedly dated back as much as 20 years, according to the lawsuit. Full details on this lawsuit from February 2022 can be found in our initial article.

    Originally, the pre-trial was set to take place on May 9, 2022. It was here that the issues...
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  • $18 Million Activision Blizzard Settlement Approved by US Judge

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    $18 Million Activision Blizzard Settlement Approved by US Judge

    A drop in the bucket for the developer/publisher.

    One of the several sexual harassment lawsuits levied against Activision Blizzard has been settled. A US judge approved an $18 million (USD) settlement between Activision Blizzard and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

    Like many of the other lawsuits against the company, this one included several counts of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, issues with how the company handled pregnancies, and retaliation...
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  • Epic is Again Being Sued Over a Fortnite Dance Emote

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    Epic is Again Being Sued Over a Fortnite Dance Emote

    This isn't the first time and probably won't be the last time.

    Once again, Epic Games is being sued over a dance emote used in their popular battle royale game, Fortnite. YouTuber and choreographer Kyle Hanagami filed a lawsuit against Epic Games that says they copied one of his dance moves without authorization.

    Hanagami says that the "It's Complicated" dance emote in Fortnite copied one of his own choreographed moves. A move, he says, that he owns the copyright...
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  • Bungie Files Lawsuit Against Those Responsible for Fraudulent YouTube Takedowns

    The Destiny developer has also voiced their disappointment with YouTube's lousy customer service.

    Bungie has filed a lawsuit against the people responsible for last week's "fraudulent" YouTube takedowns. The studio also very clear voiced their disappointment against YouTube's DMCA process as a part of the lawsuit against 10 John Doe defendants that were accused of issuing takedown notices against numerous Destiny 2 videos, including many that were officially uploaded by Bungie....
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  • Dr Disrespect and Twitch Settle Lawsuit

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    Dr Disrespect and Twitch Settle Lawsuit

    A reason for his initial ban still wasn't provided.

    Guy Beahm, aka Dr Disrespect, was permanently banned from Twitch back in June 2020. At the time, nobody in the public had any knowledge as to why the two-timer was banned. Though we still don't know why he was permanently banned, we at least arrived at a point where we can safely say the battle between Twitch and Beahm has come to an end.

    In 2021, Beahm filed a lawsuit against Twitch claiming that the loss of his channel...
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  • 8 Additional Women Claim Sexual Harassment and Discrimination at Sony

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    8 Additional Women Claim Sexual Harassment and Discrimination at Sony

    Workers describe lack of promotions for women, porn in the workplace, and other issues.

    Eight former and current Sony Interactive Entertainment employees have accused Sony of various forms of sexism in the workplace. These are according to court documents that were filed on Tuesday and first reported on by Axios.

    Emma Majo, a former security analyst, filed a lawsuit against Sony for gender discrimination and wrongful termination in November 2021. She wants this to become...
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