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Nintendo Continues Cracking Down On People Selling Switch Hacks

Nintendo filed a lawsuit Wednesday against an Amazon Marketplace user who was allegedly selling devices called RCM loaders. Used to help people jailbreak their Switch, shutting these down is the latest in the company’s efforts to stop players from pirating its games.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Judge Sides With Dutch Government On Fining EA Up To $5.85 Million Unless It Ditches FIFA Loot Boxes

After a Netherlands District Court ruled in favor of the country’s Gambling Authority on banning loot boxes earlier this month, FIFA publisher EA has one week to remove loot boxes from the game or face up to $5.85 million in fines. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Judge Sides With Dutch Government On Fining EA Up To $5.85 Million Unless It Ditches FIFA Loot Boxes

After a Netherlands District Court ruled in favor of the country’s Gambling Authority on banning loot boxes earlier this month, FIFA publisher EA has one week to remove loot boxes from the game or face up to $5.85 million in fines. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Gods & Monsters Isn’t The First Time Monster Energy Has Been Annoying About Naming Rights

Monster Beverage tried to stop Ubisoft from trademarking the name “Gods & Monsters” earlier this year to prevent confusion between its brand of highly caffeinated sodas and the upcoming action adventure game. It turns out this is the sort of thing Monster does a lot.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sinking City Developer Says Game Was Pulled From Stores Because Publisher Stopped Paying Royalties

Search for The Sinking City on Steam, the Epic Games Store, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 and you won’t find it. The Lovecraftian detective game released last year has been missing for a couple months now. Today, Ukrainian developer Frogwares finally revealed why: for the last year it’s been in a legal dispute with the…Read […]

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Sinking City Developer Says Game Was Pulled From Stores Because Publisher Stopped Paying Royalties

Search for The Sinking City on Steam, the Epic Games Store, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 and you won’t find it. The Lovecraftian detective game released last year has been missing for a couple months now. Today, Ukrainian developer Frogwares finally revealed why: for the last year it’s been in a legal dispute with the…Read […]

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Sinking City Developer Says Game Was Pulled From Stores Because Publisher Stopped Paying Royalties

Search for The Sinking City on Steam, the Epic Games Store, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 and you won’t find it. The Lovecraftian detective game released last year has been missing for a couple months now. Today, Ukrainian developer Frogwares finally revealed why: for the last year it’s been in a legal dispute with the…Read […]

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Florida Tourist Attraction Sues Fortnite Over Aquaman Castle

The Florida-based Coral Castle Museum, said to be built by a lovesick man in the early 20th century, is suing Fortnite maker Epic Games over the game’s recent addition of a new Coral Castle location, which the museum’s owners claim infringes on their trademark.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Florida Tourist Attraction Sues Fortnite Over Aquaman Castle

The Florida-based Coral Castle Museum, said to be built by a lovesick man in the early 20th century, is suing Fortnite maker Epic Games over the game’s recent addition of a new Coral Castle location, which the museum’s owners claim infringes on their trademark.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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MK sues management company for $3.5 million over ‘legally improper’ contract

Mark Kinchen, known better as MK, continues his 2020 hot streak of captivating releases, but a recent lawsuit against his management signifies trouble in paradise for the venerated American selector. The lawsuit alleges that Kinchen’s manager Mark Davenport, co-founder of MDM Artists strong-handed and rushed the artist into “signing a wholly one-sided, unconscionable management agreement.” […]

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The Real-Life Go-Karting Company Nintendo Sued Didn’t Meet Crowdfunding Goal

A crowdfunding site was launched in Japan to support the karting company Nintendo sued for intellectual property infringement. The global pandemic has significantly affected the Japanese tourism industry, impacting the rental kart company, which was previously called Maricar.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sony Fined $2.4 Million By Australian Court For Misleading PlayStation Players

Australia’s Federal Court announced today that it’s ordering Sony to pay $3.5 million in fines (approximately $2,445,00 in U.S. dollars) for breaking the country’s consumer law by misleading people about video game refunds.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Selena Gomez Suing Game For $10 Million For Stealing Her Likeness

Selena Gomez has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the companies responsible for Clothes Forever – Styling Game, a phone game that will, by its own account, “allow you to live out all your fantasies and become the fashionista you were born to be!”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Latest Cooking Mama Game Was An Unauthorized Release, Say Creators

The creator of the Cooking Mama games says it pulled the plug on the latest game, Cooking Mama: Cookstar, over quality concerns. Except the publisher went ahead and released it anyway.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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