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Blizzard files for $8.5m in damages from Bossland

Blizzard files for $8.5m in damages from Bossland 5 million in damages from Bossland, a German company that makes and sells cheats and hacks for its most popular games.Cheat software like Bossland's Honorbuddy and Demonbuddy, Blizzard argued, ruins the experience of its products for other players.

Unlicensed eSports gambling sites are "parasites feeding off popular video games"

Unlicensed eSports gambling sites are "parasites feeding off popular video games" The UK Gambling Commission has condemned the "parasitic" websites that facilitate unlicensed and unregulated gambling around eSports.Sarah Harrison, CEO of the Commission, framing them as "a clear and present danger to players, including kids.

The sorry saga of the crowdfunded Sinclair Vega+ console

The sorry saga of the crowdfunded Sinclair Vega+ console The Sinclair Vega+, a Spectrum-emulating handheld console from Retro Computers Ltd, is now six months overdue from its original delivery date and has still not been delivered to backers.The console is a follow-up to the Sinclair Vega, another crowdfunded Spectrum device released in 2015.

Australian senator urges censors to "leave gamers alone"

Australian senator urges censors to "leave gamers alone" The Australian Classification Board's refusal to grant Outlast 2 a certificate in the country has sparked debate among the country's politicians, with Senator David Leyonhjelm advising the censors to "leave gamers alone.Despite such broad popularity, though, Leyonhjelm asserted that the country's laws are made and enforced by people who lack knowledge of the medium.

What game creators need to know about protecting their brands

What game creators need to know about protecting their brands However, unauthorised commercial exploitation of characters often ends up with disputes, as we have seen with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Storm Troopers, and Betty Boop.It will also involve an assessment of whether the word "MariCar" is similar to "Mario Kart" and whether MariCar is unfairly generating revenue through riding on the coattails of the Mario Kart brand.

Diego Maradona accuses Konami of stealing likeness

Diego Maradona accuses Konami of stealing likeness Last week, soccer legend Diego Maradona took to Facebook to accuse Konami of illegally using his name and likeness in its Pro Evolution Soccer 2017."I heard yesterday that the Japanese company Konami uses my image for its game PES 2017," Maradona wrote.

Judge threatens injunction if Uber doesn't work harder to find stolen Google Waymo docs

Judge threatens injunction if Uber doesn't work harder to find stolen Google Waymo docs US District Judge William Alsup was not satisfied that Uber had made a good-faith effort to find more than 14,000 documents allegedly taken to Uber by former Googler Anthony Levandowski.The judge has hinted he could slap Uber with an injunction that would stall its self-driving car project.

Gearbox gets tough with G2A over fraud backlash

Gearbox gets tough with G2A over fraud backlash Nevertheless, the damage to G2A's reputation was done, as evidenced by several YouTubers walking away from sponsorship deals with the company, even after those changes had been introduced.That was just one aspect of G2A's apparent attempts at rehabilitation.

Microsoft bans and removes emulators from Windows Store

Microsoft bans and removes emulators from Windows Store Consumers with Microsoft devices will be unable to download and use emulators from the Windows Store thanks to efforts to clamp down on games piracy.MSPoweruser reports that this will apply to all Microsoft platforms, meaning mobile and Xbox users will also be unable to access such software via the Windows Store.

GameStop investigating security breach

GameStop investigating security breach Those who make a habit of shopping through GameStop's online storefront may want to keep a close eye on their credit card activity, as the specialty retailer is investigating whether hackers stole customers' credit card information over a period of months.KrebsOnSecurity today reported the news, saying two sources had informed it that a credit card processor had determined GameStop.

Uber sued for shortchanging drivers with new upfront pricing system

Uber sued for shortchanging drivers with new upfront pricing system The proposed class action lawsuit claims that Uber regularly shows higher fares to riders than it does to drivers.Before upfront pricing was rolled out last year, Uber riders always had to worry their ride would end up being much more expensive based on the time of day and traffic conditions.

Oculus wants a new trial in ZeniMax case

Oculus wants a new trial in ZeniMax case Oculus wants a new trial in its protracted legal dispute with ZeniMax Media, on the grounds that the verdict went "against the great weight of the evidence.That verdict, Oculus argued, was "against the great weight of the evidence.

Two year jail sentence for teen who hacked Xbox

Two year jail sentence for teen who hacked Xbox A crucial step in protecting the games industry from cyber crimes has been made this week as a man has been jailed for two years after hacking Xbox Live and other gaming services.7m attacks on websites and networks such as Minecraft and TeamSpeak, as well as Xbox Live and other Microsoft businesses.