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Jailed dictator Noriega follows LiLo’s lead, suing Activision over Black Ops 2

Reading that Lindsay Lohan was suing Rockstar Games, you may have thought the same thing I did. Is that really the biggest problem on her plate right now? Her life is sunshine and rainbows compared to that of deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. He’s serving 20 years in prison for crimes committed during his reign. more »

Yup, Lindsay Lohan Is Actually Suing Take-Two

The news has been floating around for months now, Lindsay Lohan is looking to sue Take-Two Interactive over a supposed likeness infringement. Well, she’s finally bit the bullet and started the process. Her lawyers have probably been trying to convince her all this time that it’s a fruitless effort. However, the sue-happy starlet is moving more »

Rhode Island will use state funds to pay back 38 Studios investors

Sadly, video game companies close all the time. But the implosion of 38 Studios was one for the record books. It not only put the developer’s employees out of work, but bankrupted founder Curt Schilling and left the state of Rhode Island on the hook for $75 million. Providence Journal reports Rhode Island is still more »

Quiet down Leland Yee, you have ‘no credibility’

Here’s a story Rockstar Games will surely lampoon in its next Grand Theft Auto. Multiple sources including ABC News are reporting the FBI arrested California State Senator Leland Yee on charges of bribery and public corruption. Yee earned fame as the spokesman for California legislation that would have criminalized the sale of violent video games more »

Democracy 3 Social Engineering DLC: Complexity’s a good thing

Government and politics are complicated. Democracy 3 did an incredible job demonstrating that complexity, and now that trend continues with DLC. With “Social Engineering,” you get a lot of new content. While there’s still only a two parties system, you do get eight new dilemmas and over 20 new policies. While there were a lot of more »

Man sentenced to death in triple murder over Xbox 360

There’s an update on a game-related crime GamerTell told you about in 2010. Marcus Donte Reed believed that three young men had stolen his . His response, according to police, was waiting in the woods while they pulled into the driveway of his girlfriend’s Keithville, La. home, then mowing them down with an SKS rifle. more »

“Left Behind” video game creator charged with fraud by the SEC

Back in 2008 our Jenni Lada did a story about a giveaway of games based on the Left Behind series of novels. It was pretty obvious what was happening. Left Behind Games was dumping them because it couldn’t sell them. A couple of our readers pointed out there was a charge for downloading the game more »

What does “violent” even mean?

The Senate has a bill running through the motions after getting out of committee that, if passed, would cause the research of the real world effects of violent games on minors. OK. Fine. I’m not going to deny that there is validity in trying to find out everything so that an informed decision can be more »

Issues of piracy, DRM and region-locking

The issue of DRM was a pretty central part of the entertainment industries for a while and has been a rather pivotal one for the upcoming complete generation. As a measure to try to prevent or limit piracy, it seems to have failed miserably. This leads to some interesting questions. The most interesting one is this. more »

Boom! Madden NFL designer awarded $11 million in lawsuit

This is Madden NFL’s 25th anniversary. That’s why the game is called Madden NFL 25 this year instead of Madden 14. EA is doing a special cover featuring football icon Barry Sanders, a favorite of gamers and football lovers. These should be good times over at EA Sports. But the result of a lawsuit by more »

Critically Playful: Some benefits of gaming

In a recent episode, Katie Couric examined the issue of gaming addiction. While the issue of gaming addiction can be worrisome and important to actually address, Couric’s entry into this topic was flawed to say the least. All flaws of the presentation of the debate, including the lack of an opposing viewpoint, aside, Couric did more »

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Opinion: Games Workshop trademarked “space marine”

In a temporarily successful December attempt to remove a book by M.C.A. Hogarth from Amazon distribution, Games Workshop (GW) has tried to claim they have a trademark over the genre term “space marine.” This issue ended up getting a lot of press during February with the outcry from readers, gamers and writers. It was also about more »