Nintendo sues another modchip reseller

GamePolitics reports that Nintendo is suing NXPGame Inc, New York based reseller of Nintendo DS modchips, as well as its owner apparently.  It is seeking $150,000 for infringement of each copyright work and $2 million for infringement of each Nintendo trademark. We’ve previously discussed the legality of modchips on this blog.  In the UK, the… Continue reading Nintendo sues another modchip reseller

What the new UK government means for the UK games industry

Wardrox over at Nukezilla has written an interesting post about what the new LibCon government means for gaming, which talks about the new government’s approach to business stability, gaming, games tax relief, education and skills and piracy and crime.  Worth reading – check it out. Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/gamerlaw or subscribe to our weekly email… Continue reading What the new UK government means for the UK games industry

Teen convicted of crashing PlayStation site in banhammer

In March this year we wrote about a Pennsylvania teenager who pleaded guilty to criminal offences over his hacking and crashing of a Playstation web site in 2008, which he did in revenge for being kicked out of a tournament for the PS2 game SOCOM US Navy Seals for using a cheat mod.   Now, Nukezilla reports that the teenager has been… Continue reading Teen convicted of crashing PlayStation site in banhammer

Insolvent Rebellion Derby faces employee issues

Update: looks like a bunch of other sites have picked up my comments on this issue, including (form a quick Google) 1UP, Nukezilla and GamePlanet.  That’s nice. Original post: Gamesindustry.biz reports on reports of unpaid wages and withheld redundancy packages have from Rebellion Derby, the former Core Design studio responsible for the creation of Tomb… Continue reading Insolvent Rebellion Derby faces employee issues

How big are game worlds?

Ever wondered how big WoW is compared to GTA?  Look here for your answer (via @PCGamer). I have no idea whether it is accurate or not but, if it is, it suggests you could get four WoW worlds (80 square miles) inside one Just Cause 2 world (400 square miles)!  O rly?  Interestingly, it also… Continue reading How big are game worlds?

Class action lawsuit targets ownership of virtual goods

Just a quick post – Cnet reports that a group of Second Life resident have commenced a class action lawsuit against Linden Labs and its former chief executive, in which they complain that they and other residents were forced to agree to terms of service that eroded their ownership rights to virtual property and goods… Continue reading Class action lawsuit targets ownership of virtual goods