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  • Randy Pitchford, Gearbox, and Their Former Lawyer Drop Lawsuits

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    Randy Pitchford, Gearbox, and Their Former Lawyer Drop Lawsuits

    All parties resolve "misunderstandings" as evidence exonerates Randy Pitchford.

    If you need to get up to speed on what is going on here, I suggest you check out the previous update from August where we go over the events of this long legal battle between Gearbox, Randy Pitchford, and Gearbox's former lawyer, Wade Callender. In short, Pitchford and Callender were suing each other over various grievances. Everyone involved came off as incredibly scummy in their own way. Like seriously, there is a lot to take in with all of this from stealing money...
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  • Law Firm Investigating Grounds for 'Joy-Con Drift' Class-Action Lawsuit

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    Law Firm Investigating Grounds for 'Joy-Con Drift' Class-Action Lawsuit

    There's a lawsuit a brewin'.

    A law firm in the States are apparently getting ready to file a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo. The potential lawsuit stems from the growing anger over "Joy-Con drift" issues that have plagued the Nintendo Switch controllers since launch.

    If you don't know what Joy-Con drift is, Kotaku actually put up an article about this growing problem just this past week. In short, it's when the Switch detects movement from a stick that the player may not even be touching. For example: If the right stick controls...
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  • Twitch is Suing Users that Posted Porn, Violence, Racism, and More to Artifact Section

    The company says these users harmed their business.

    In March 2019, a bunch of idiots got together and flooded the Artifact section on Twitch with all sorts of random content. This seemed to include everything from multiple hour loops of "Ayaya" to things like showing full copyrighted Hollywood films like Avengers: Endgame, full episodes of various copyrighted television shows like Malcolm in the Middle, a whole lot of uncensored hardcore porn like raw gachi (NSFW if you decide to search for it), to uncensored footage of the Christchurch mosque terror attack, and an assortment of videos full of extreme racism and misogyny.

    In other words, it was a real shitshow. ...
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  • Fortnite Pro Tfue Suing FaZe Clan Over 'Illegal' Contract

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    Fortnite Pro Tfue Suing FaZe Clan Over 'Illegal' Contract

    Turner "Tfue" Tenney claims his contract with FaZe Clan is in violation of California law.

    Tfue is one of the hottest names in esports right now, with over 120 million Twitch views, 10 million subscribers on YouTube, and over 5.5 million Instagram followers. Tfue, otherwise known as Turner Tenney, is known as one of the world's best Fortnite players. He is suing the FaZe Clan esports organization that he is a part of. He claims that the organization is taking up to 80% of his earnings from brand deals. ...
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  • Valve Being Sued by Native American Nation Over Skins Gambling

    Valve Being Sued by Native American Nation Over Skins Gambling


    Native American Quinault Tribal Nation members have filed a lawsuit in the state of Washington against Valve over skins gambling. The group accuses Valve of participating in "unethical, oppressive, and unscrupulous business conduct."

    The plaintiffs own and operate the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. They argue that Valve has engaged in unfair competition with legally licensed gambling operations. Valve does not have a license to conduct gambling operations. The lawsuit argues that because Valve does not have a gambling license they are illegally facilitating gambling through the trade of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins ...
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  • Epic Games Suing Fortnite Live Event Organizers

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    Epic Games Suing Fortnite Live Event Organizers


    This past weekend, a little Fortnite themed event was held in Norwich. The event, called Fortnite Live, charged event-goers around $20 (USD) to enter the event that included a whopping four go-karts, a climbing wall, and areas to play Fortnite.

    From multiple accounts, the event was a rather large disaster. The various activities were severely lacking. People had to wait in line in the cold just to get in. In total, around 2,800 people attended the event in which they were mainly charged a lofty fee just to play Fortnite, a free-to-play game. Shortly...
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  • Current and Former Employees Sue Riot Games for Gender Discrimination

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    Current and Former Employees Sue Riot Games for Gender Discrimination

    A class-action lawsuit has kicked off against Riot Games, publisher of League of Legends, that accuses the studio of gender-based discrimination. The lawsuit, began by one former employee and one current employee say that the studio has a "men-first" environment.

    According to Kotaku, the lawsuit claims that the two employees, both female, have been "denied equal pay and found their careers stifled because they are women." The suit continues on to say that the employees have "seen t heir working conditions negatively impacted because of the ongoing sexual harassment, misconduct, and bias which predominate the sexually-hostile working environment of Riot Games." The lawsuit also claims that Riot has violated California's Equal Pay Act and law against gender-based discrimination at the workplace....
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  • Former Employee Files Lawsuit Against Telltale for Breaking Labor Laws

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    Former Employee Files Lawsuit Against Telltale for Breaking Labor Laws

    The recent and very sudden closure of Telltale left many in the gaming industry saddened. Fans were sad because it their favorite franchises may never be finished or given a sequel. More importantly though, hundreds of employees were let go without advance warning and without severance pay.

    This is a big "no-no" when it comes to little things like "laws."

    A former employee of Telltale is now suing the company in a class-action lawsuit. Polygon reports that the lawsuit was filed in a federal court in San Francisco on Monday. It was submitted by Vernie Roberts on behalf of himself and the other workers that were laid off this past Friday. The suit says that Telltale did not give "cause" and did not give them "advance written notice as required by the WARN Act."...
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  • PUBG Corp Drops Lawsuit Against Epic Games and Fortnite

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    PUBG Corp Drops Lawsuit Against Epic Games and Fortnite

    As fast as the PUBG lawsuit came so it went. PUBG Corp. has apparently dropped their lawsuit against Epic Games and the Fortnite Battle Royale game. Bloomberg notes that the lawsuit, which began in January and I could have sworn I put up a news post about, has been withdrawn from the South Korean court system in which it was originally placed. Neither PUBG nor their legal representation have issued a statement as to why the lawsuit was withdrawn but I would assume it was because they realized just how silly that lawsuit actually is. Epic also did not issue any s...
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  • Bethesda Suing Warner Bros Over Westworld Game Being "Blatant Rip-off" of Fallout Shelter

    A lawsuit has been filed from Bethesda against Warner Bros. that alleges the recently released Westworld mobile game infringes upon the copyright for Fallout Shelter.

    See, Westworld was developed by Behaviour Interactive, who are also being sued by Bethesda. Behavior Interactive was a co-developer on Fallout Shelter. Bethesda's lawsuit claims that the Westworld game, released this week for Android and iOS, "has the same or highly similar game design, art style, animations, features, and other gameplay elements" from Fallout Shelter.
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  • Bethesda Suing Warner Bros Over Westworld Game Being "Blatant Rip-off" of Fallout Shelter

    A lawsuit has been filed from Bethesda against Warner Bros. that alleges the recently released Westworld mobile game infringes upon the copyright...
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  • Crytek Responds to Cloud Imperium Games' Response to Initial Crytek Lawsuit

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    Crytek Responds to Cloud Imperium Games' Response to Initial Crytek Lawsuit

    This week we got to see the planned response from Crytek that addresses the recent legal response by Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) to dismiss a lawsuit from Crytek over Star Citizen. I say it's a "planned response" because while this was filed literally yesterday (January 19), the court date isn't until February 9.

    You can see the full legal response via Docdroid. Do note that clicking on that link will open whatever your PDF viewer is. Chrome seems to have one built in already. So what exactly does Crytek say in response to CIG's response? Thankfully,...
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  • Crytek Responds to Cloud Imperium Games' Response to Initial Crytek Lawsuit

    This week we got to see the planned response from Crytek that addresses the recent legal response by Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) to dismiss a lawsuit...
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  • Star Citizen Developer Responds to Crytek Lawsuit

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    Star Citizen Developer Responds to Crytek Lawsuit

    A few weeks back, the world learned that Crytek was suing Cloud Imperium Games, the development studio behind Star Citizen. Crytek filed a lawsuit in the California District Court and claimed that CIG has not lived up to the terms of their initial agreement to use CryENGINE for Star Citizen. The claim says that the license covers one game and one game alone, and they feel as though Squadron 42 is a separate game and needs a separate license. Crytek's suit also made the claim that logos, trademark notices, and copyright information were improperly removed fro...
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  • Star Citizen Developer Responds to Crytek Lawsuit

    A few weeks back, the world learned that Crytek was suing Cloud Imperium Games, the development studio behind Star Citizen. Crytek filed a lawsuit...
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