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Downloading Ubisoft’s free game for AC: Unity owners removes right to sue

Ubisoft’s free game offer for Assassin’s Creed: Unity Season Pass holders comes with a hefty caveat. As spotted by Joystiq, anyone downloading a free title – which was offered to Season pass holders as recompense for the game’s troubled launch – must agree to a document that says the user …

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FTC sues Amazon over in-app payments

The US government is taking Amazon to court over its refusal to abide by FTC suggestions regarding in-app payment policy. Reuters reports that the lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission looks to force Amazon to refund IAPs that are ruled to have been purchased without the permission of parents. …

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Nintendo snaps up patents from failed legal opponent

IA Labs once tried to sue Nintendo over Wii Fit patents – patents which are now the proud property of Nintendo. Kotaku reports that the company three years ago failed in an effort to sue Nintendo and was as a result ordered to pay the platform holder’s court costs. It …

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EA pondered THQ acquisition, is now being sued over UFC deal

Ill-fated publisher THQ was once the target for a possible acquisition at the hands of EA, court documents have revealed. As spotted by Videogamer, the papers(as found by Polygon) relating to THQ’s now attempted suing of EA over its UFC rights purchase say that THQ first started exploring the possibility …

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Sega sues THQ over Company of Heroes pre-orders

Sega is taking legal action against what’s left of defunct publisher THQ, claiming it is owed more than 630,000 taken by pre-orders for Company of Heroes 2. Specifically, the claim filed with the Delaware US Bankruptcy court concerns PC pre-orders through Steam. Sega is trying to claim the $941,710.93 (over …

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3D Realms suing Gearbox over unpaid Duke Nuken Forever royalties

The original developer of critical flop Duke Nukem Forever is suing Gearbox for over $2m. PCGamesN reports that the claims relate to royalties the studio claims remain unpaid following Gearbox’s acquisition of the Duke Nukem Forever rights in 2010. As well as the missing cash 3D Realms reckons that Gearbox …

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Tattoo artist suing THQ over UFC Undisputed

A lion tattoo on the ribcage of UFC fighter Carlos Condit has landed THQ in some unwelcome legal hot water. Condit has featured as a fighter in THQ’s UFC series and his digital likeness includes an exact replica of a lion tattoo on his midriff. And now the tattoo artist …

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JRR Tolkien estate suing Warner Bros over Lord of the Rings IP

Warner Bros is being sued by the estate of JRR Tolkien over its use of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit IPs in a virtual slot machine game. The Tolkien estate has filed an $80m claim stating that the company is in violation of the licensing agreement that states …

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JRR Tolkien estate suing Warner Bros over Lord of the Rings IP

Warner Bros is being sued by the estate of JRR Tolkien over its use of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit IPs in a virtual slot machine game. The Tolkien estate has filed an $80m claim stating that the company is in violation of the licensing agreement that states …

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Sony is suing Kevin Butler

The beautiful relationship between Sony and its make-believe executive Kevin Butler has come to a sticky end. The PlayStation platform holder is suing advertising firm Wildcat Creek – whose president is Kevin Butler actor Jerry Lambert – over the Kevin Butler IP. Sony claims that Wildcat used a near exact …

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