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Blunt Roblox 'Child Labor' Interview Highlights Nuances of Mod Marketplace Debate

Roblox's game lead bluntly spoke on some salient points regarding young developers--and fueled the fire in the ongoing modder-versus-publisher debate. 


Activision Blizzard Settles California Lawsuit for $54 Million (and $47 Million for Employees) Over Pay & Job Inequities

Activision Blizzard has agreed to pay more than $54 million (and an additional $47 million for affected employees) to settle a lawsuit filed by California's Civil Rights Department in 2021. The settlement specifically covers pay inequity and denied promotions, dropping sexual harassment case.


Myth of Empires Lawsuit Settled, as Snail Games and Angela Games Will Bring the Game Back to Wider Market

Angela Game, Snail Games settle lawsuit over sandbox MMORPG Myth of Empires. They will collaboratively re-release the game on PC and console in early 2024 and create new content.


Microsoft Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Okayed By Federal Judge, UK Appeal Paused for Negotiation

A federal judge has okayed the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard acquisition, rejecting the FTC's request for a preliminary injunction to block the deal. As a result, the UK's CMA and Microsoft have paused the appeals process.


Microsoft Defends Activision Blizzard Deal in Federal Lawsuit Seeking to Block the Acquisition

Microsoft and the Federal Trade Commission's day in court came with some revelations, including how Bobby Kotick wanted more money for Call of Duty on Xbox, PeteHines' relaxed reaction to the deal, and more on exclusivity.


Magic to Master Sued By Gameforge Over Copyright Infringement Over Alleged Use of Metin2 Assets

The Magic to Master Kickstarter is now on hold after the team behind the project was sued by Gameforge over copyright infringement. 


Judge Issues Restraining Order Delaying Microsoft Activision Deal For Now

Days after filing a lawsuit to block any sudden closure of Microsoft's  proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the US Federal Trade Commission has successfully blocked the deal-for now.


The US Federal Trade Commission Sues, Requests Injunction Blocking Microsoft-Activision Blizzard Deal

The United States Federal Trade Commission has sued in an attempt to prevent the deal for Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard from closing.


In New Interview, The Day Before Devs Claim Release on Target, and They'll 'Top Wishlists Again'

In a new interview, developer Fntastic, the team says that  The Day Before will return to Steam "soon", boasting that "We'll be back at the top of the wishlists".


Microsoft and Activision Blizzard Both Hire High-Profile UK Lawyers to Appeal Merger Rejection

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have each hired high-profile UK lawyers to appeal the recent decision by a UK regulatory agency to block the proposed acquisition and merger between the companies.


NetEase is Not Suing Blizzard After All, Just One Lawsuit-Happy Guy Is Behind the New Filing

After reports that NetEase, Blizzard's former publishing partner in China, was suing the company, it turns out, the suit was filed by just one guy unaffiliated with NetEase.


NetEase Sues Blizzard for Nearly $44 Million Over Bitter End of Chinese Publishing Deal

NetEase is suing Blizzard for nearly $44 million over several aspects of the end of their 14-year publishing deal in China.


Nexon Sues Dark and Darker Studio Ironmace for Copyright Infringement, Alleged Stolen Assets

A lawsuit filed by Nexon against Dark and Darker developer Ironmace claims source code, art, and other assets were stolen by former staff and incorporated into Dark and Darker.


NCSoft Sues Kakao Games and XL Games Over ArcheAge War 'Similarities' to Lineage 2M

NCSoft has filed a lawsuit against Kakao Games and XL Games for copyright infringement, saying that ArcheAge War, which just released in Korea, copied NCSoft's Lineage 2M.


Austrian Court Rules FIFA Loot Boxes Violate Gambling Law, Orders Refunds from Sony

An Austrian court has ruled that FIFA loot boxes violated the country's gambling laws, and ordered refunds from Sony for those players who paid for them.