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Bethesda Sues Makers Of Westworld Game, Saying It Uses Fallout Shelter’s Code

Bethesda is suing Warner Bros. and Behaviour Interactive over the new Westworld video game which it claims copies parts of 2015’s Fallout Shelter, according to court documents filed with the U.S. District Court for Maryland.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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GMO Food Labels Are Coming But The Word Will Be ‘Bioengineered’

By 2020, many foods produced with genetic engineering will have to say so on their labels. Earlier this month, the USDA announced their proposal for the rules and accompanying logos, which cleverly sidestep the GMO labeling controversy by not using the letters G-M-O at all.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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FTC Warns Nintendo, Microsoft, And Sony To Review Warranty Terms

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gave Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony a 30-day window in to change their console warranty language to let consumers know they can make repairs or use third-party replacement products without voiding them.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Another Tourist Crashes Real-Life (And Totally Unofficial) Mario Kart In Tokyo

Last night in Tokyo, a 30-something-year-old tourist from Singapore made a wrong turn, driving a rental MariCar (the go-kart company that Nintendo is suing for copyright infringement) up on the sidewalk and crashing it into a restaurant sign. This is not a first.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Some PUBG Clones Are Actually Being Sued

App stores are currently overrun with battle royale games that I will generously say are heavily inspired by PUBG and Fortnite. It’s a wild west out there, but amidst all the copy-catting, two games plucked from the masses are being taken to court by PUBG Corp., the company running PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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‘Fallout 3 In Fallout 4’ Mod Canceled After Team Talks To A Lawyer

The team behind The Capital Wasteland Project, a mod to recreate Fallout 3 inside Fallout 4, has canceled the project after consulting with both Bethesda and outside legal counsel. “This was honestly one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make,” the project’s lead programmer, NafNaf_95, tweeted yesterday.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Judge Orders Teen To Stop Playing Violent Video Games

Earlier this week, a student at Lake Park High School in the suburbs of Chicago was arrested for threatening to commit a school shooting on social media. At his hearing, a judge yesterday ordered the teen to forfeit his smartphone to his parents and stop playing violent video games.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How to Report Sexual Harassment

In the deluge of sexual-harassment allegations over the last few months, one question keeps coming up: Why didn’t the victims report at the time? Well, for a bunch of reasons: they didn’t think anyone would believe them, or they didn’t think it was “bad enough” to warrant an HR complaint, or they believed that…Read more… […]

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Star Control’s Creators Call On Stardock To Stop Selling The Original Games

The space fighter series Star Control is at the center of a new dispute over who owns the franchise, and what that means for the future of the series. In a recent series of posts, Star Control creators Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III have called on the publisher Stardock, which purchased some of the […]

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You Need to Deal With Your Digital Legacy Right Now

It used to be that when someone died, their executor would follow a standard roadmap to settle their estate: clean out the house, go through the file cabinets, and file a tax return at the end of the year. Now this wasn’t exactly easy—handling the administration after a loved one’s death can be emotionally and…Read […]

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