What happens if I delete your avatar?

I’ve thought for some time that it would be interesting to write a post about the legal implications if someone was deliberately to delete someone else’s avatar, or for that matter to steal it. As it turns out, over at Terranova they’ve been having a similar discussion.  This from Richard Bartle: “So, this is a… Continue reading What happens if I delete your avatar?

How do I get from gladiatorial combat to MMOs?

Jan Radoff has put together an interesting map of social games from the gladiators to MMOs.  Check it out! Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/gamerlaw or subscribe to our weekly email newsletter here

Video Games Tax Break is axed by UK government

The proposed UK video games tax break is to be axed, according to the Emergency Budget published today by the new UK government.  The announcement follows several weeks of speculation about the new Government’s stance on the tax break, which followed the Conservatives first apparently promising pre-election support for the tax break but subsequently refusing to commit… Continue reading Video Games Tax Break is axed by UK government

Fallout MMO details published – have Interplay and Bethesda done a deal?

Duck and Cover reports that Interplay have released a lot of new material on their Fallout MMO, named “Fallout: Online”, including a new website. I’ve discussed on this blog several times previously the lawsuit between Interplay and Bethesda with the future of the Fallout IP (including Interplay’s Fallout MMO project) at stake.  So far, there has been… Continue reading Fallout MMO details published – have Interplay and Bethesda done a deal?

Games industry to pwn music industry x3?

Work commitments have made it pretty hard to write on G/L for a little while, folks, for which I apologise.  So, I thought I’d kick off a new series of posts with the interesting news (courtesy of the FT) that “the global video games market will expand to three times the size of the recorded… Continue reading Games industry to pwn music industry x3?