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PEGI legal ruling is still on track

ELSPA has reassured the trade that the PEGI ratings system’s ascent to become law is still on track – despite the discovery that current age classification is legally unenforceable. A recent review of the 25 year-old Video Recordings Act discovered that the selling of adult videos and games to minors …

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EA labels Activision huge and ugly monster

EA has likened rival publisher Activision to a particularly huge and ugly monster” over the Brutal Legend publishing row. Speaking at Electronic Art’s press event at Gamescom, the company’s VP of European publishing – Jens Uwe Intat – spoke of Activision’s long-winded legal wrangle with Tim Schafer and Double Fine …

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UK retail exposed in illegal game sales

An undercover investigation by a Trading Standards authority has exposed a number of retailers for selling mature games to a 14 year-old volunteer. The operation, which took place last week, saw the volunteer attempt to purchase 18-rated video games across 16 separate retail outlets. According to Dundee Council, twelve of …

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Gibson fails in Guitar Hero lawsuit

Famed guitar maker Gibson has seen its lawsuit against Guitar Hero publisher Activision Blizzard thrown out of court after it ruled that Neversoft’s game does not infringe any existing patents. Edge reports that Gibson had claimed its US Patent 5,990,405 for a system and method for generating and controlling a …

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EA’s DRM battle heads to court

Electronic Arts is to face legal action over its controversial use of SecuROM digital rights management software in many of its recent PC titles. SecuROM became a heated talking point following its use on EA’s recent PC hit Spore, mostly owing to the fact that it limited users to installing …

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