Take Two loses battle over Bioshock.com

What happens if you go to www.Bioshock.com?  You don’t get a website dedicated to the Bioshock series of games, that’s what.  And now you still won’t in the future… …because Take-Two Interactive, publisher of the Bioshock series, has lost an attempt to obtain www.bioshock.com from a professional domain name purchaser known as Name Administration Inc.… Continue reading Take Two loses battle over Bioshock.com

Realtime Worlds enters administration

Realtime Worlds, the Dundee-based developer of MMO All Points Bulletin, suddenly entered administration earlier this week.  Those of you who follow games industry developments will have known about this development since it broke (and for those who want more background or info on recent developments, have a look here on Develop or here on Edge).  If… Continue reading Realtime Worlds enters administration

EA courts controversy with Medal of Honor ‘Taliban’ playability

News has emerged that the next Medal of Honor game, EA’s wannabe answer to Acti’s Modern Warfare, will permit gamers to play as the Taliban in multiplayer mode. At which point, various people (including me) raise an eyebrow and conclude that this is quite deliberately intended as a media stunt (as was Modern Warfare 2’s infamous… Continue reading EA courts controversy with Medal of Honor ‘Taliban’ playability

Blizzard wins $88m lawsuit against WoW private server owner

Blizzard Entertainment has just won a substantial lawsuit against WoW private server provider Scapegaming, including a crippling award of $88 million in damages. Read on for more on WoW private servers and this case. What was Scapegaming? Scapegaming was a WoW private server, which permitted players to play a modified version of WoW that was… Continue reading Blizzard wins $88m lawsuit against WoW private server owner

Nintendo v Playables – the latest modchip case considered

It seems that Nintendo is on a mission to gun down modchip sellers at the moment. I posted in May 2010 that Nintendo was suing New York-based modchip seller NXP Games, Inc. The 1709 Blog has just reported that Nintendo has successfully just sued another modchip seller in Holland. And, last week, Nintendo won a… Continue reading Nintendo v Playables – the latest modchip case considered