lawsuit Tag

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 06 May 2015

Remember the legal tussle that Sony was in over its apparently misleading Killzone Shadowfall marketing? According to the claimant, Sony outright lied by saying that Killzone was presented in delicious 1080p. While that was true of the single player campaign, the multiplayer was instead an interpolated sort of 1080p. That case has now been dismissed. And it means that the fellow who tried to sue Sony is financially…fudged.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 17 Mar 2015

The ease with which we are able to link credit cards to online accounts is a proper headache for parents not keeping a close enough eye on their children. It's not uncommon for massive bills to be racked up by ignorant (or deviously sly) children, leaving the parents to foot the bill. It's so common in fact that it's even happened to a Director of the World Bank - although he's looking to give Microsoft grief for it.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 23 Oct 2014

As you’ll recall, Battlefield 4 had a less-than-successful launch, with players complaining of bugs, glitches, server issues and all sorts of other problems that prevented the game from being all it could be.  Before launch though, it was hyped as just about the best military game ever made – and it’s something EA and its executives have been taken to task for, by way of lawsuits. Judges have now dismissed those lawsuits.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Sep 2014

You’re all well aware of Aliens: Colonial Marines and the resulting brouhaha around that troubled game. In essence, A:CM was nothing like the game that was promised, with most gamers feeling like they had just received a massive slap in the face with a very small penis. It was quite honestly, one of the biggest flops in gaming since ET: The Video Game. Except this time, Sega and Gearbox are trying to bury one another in court.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 07 Aug 2014

Killzone: Shadow Fall is, like most Killzone games to be honest, style over substance. It’s a pretty, futuristic-looking shooter with a couple of neat and a more than competent, but ultimately underplayed multiplayer. And it’s that very multiplayer that’s the centre of a lawsuit against Sony – for misleading advertising.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 01 Aug 2014

As much as I love the chaps over at Gearbox, it’s safe to say that they dropped the ball on Aliens: Colonial Marines. The game was simply terrible, and left many, many people properly pissed off. And it’s a game which has also made buggerall cash for the developer.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Feb 2014

Where there’s a big game involved, there’s some big money involved. As well as a lawsuit or two. GTA V has already been hit with several and bounced back, leaving Lindsay Lohan looking even more desperate than usual. The latest court case for the hit game? One that involves the mob. Capisce?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2013

As anyone in the local cosplay scene will tell you, getting your dream costume together ain’t cheap. And it’s not just cash either that can be a barrier, as most folks these days don’t have time, cash or the patience needed to learn the skills necessary for this hobby. One company wanted to make a few bucks off of Iron Man fans though, with 3D printed suits. Until Marvel dropped Mjolnir on them.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 Dec 2013

Former child star and regular visitor to the Betty Ford clinic Lindsay Lohan isn’t too chuffed with GTA V, claiming that the game has made unauthorised use of her likeness.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 May 2013

Are you still angry about Aliens Colonial Marines not living up to expectations or agreed gameplay footage? Well good news then, because I can help YOU get back at Gearbox and Sega for that travesty. It’s time to get your legal pants on, because we’ve got a lawsuit to file!

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 29 Apr 2013

It was about a year ago that a judge in the US ruled that Motorola would be allowed to stop all imports of the Xbox 360 into America until a patent lawsuit was completed. Thankfully some logic prevailed and the imports weren’t stopped but the case has been rumbling on and has finally come to a close..

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Feb 2013

Second hand games. They make the world go round, gamers love ‘em for the fact that they can use them as a form of currency and publishers despise them for the fact that they cannot ring out any extra cash from them when they go into that previously owned market. That’s something that you see a lot of in console games, and to a much lesser extent, PC games. Except for digital versions of games that is, because there is zero resale available on that format. None, nada, zilch! And that’s something that ze Germans aren’t too happy about at all.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 11 Jan 2013

Microsoft stole a lot of headlines this week with their IllumiRoom reveal where they projected a 360 degree image across the room to enhance the immersive nature of gaming and other entertainment forms… but did they steal this idea from someone else?