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Creator of GTA V Cheat Must Pay $150,000 in Damages

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games and 2K Games, has won a default judgment against the developer behind the Elusive Grand Theft Auto V cheat. The cheat creator, Florida resident…

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The Witcher Writer Offered Extra Compensation From CD Projekt Red

CD Projekt Red, the developers of The Witcher series, have offered more financial compensation to Andrzej Sapkowski, the creator of the book series their games are based on. This comes…

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EA Backs Down Versus Belgium Loot Box Laws; Removes FIFA Points

After four months of tension, EA is agreeing to tone down on selling loot boxes in Belgium. Belgian players of FIFA 18 and FIFA 19 will soon be unable to purchase FIFA…

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Take-Two in Legal Brawl With the Pinkertons Over Red Dead Redemption 2

Take-Two Interactive has found themselves in another strange legal battle, this time with the real-life Pinkerton Agency over their role in Red Dead Redemption 2. Pinkerton Consulting & Investigation sent…

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Activision Woes Compounded Through Investigations and New CFO

The woes for Activision Blizzard continue this week, after an eventual few days that have seen some shakeups at the massive publisher. Last week, it was announced that Activision will…

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[Update] Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford Accused of Embezzlement; Gearbox Calls Accusations ‘Absurd’

[Update] Randy Pitchford has apparently spoken about the alleged missing USB drive previously. Website Ars Technica published an article on the lawsuits, but was able to uncover Pitchford’s appearance on, The…

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Stardock Selling Star Control: Origins Via Their Site For $20

The legal troubles surrounding Stardock and its game, Star Control: Origins, hasn’t stopped the company from selling the title, despite a DMCA notice. This DMCA, which was issued on December 31st,…

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[Updated] Star Control: Origins DMCA’d by Series Creators

The ongoing dispute between game developer Stardock and Star Control creators Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford has escalated to a takedown notice. In a post on the Steam board…

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South Korea Seeks To Punish People Who ELO Boost In Competitive Games

South Korea is well known for its influence on the esports community, churning out a large amount of highly successful players and teams. This emphasis on high-level play comes with…

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Australian Loot Box Report Recommends “Comprehensive Review”

An Australian loot box report commissioned by the continent-sized nation recommends a “comprehensive review” of the microtransaction mechanic as reported by IGN. Loot boxes have been coming under increased scrutiny…

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