Articles with this tag:lawsuit
- Dododoro in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandariaposted at 5:18 pm Nov 10,2012
Gee... when isn't Battle.Net getting sued these days? It seems class-action lawsuits are getting thrown at them constantly
(Not that they don't have the money to shell out) This happens to be another case of people not buying authenticators and when they get hacked, blame the company.
A law firm specializing in consumer protection cases slapped Blizzard, the makers of World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo III, with a class action lawsuit over its sale of two-factor account authenticators, a claim the company says is without merit.
Yes, you can get a completely free Battle.Net account authenticator through the use of a smartphone app, which Blizzard makes available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. If you don't have a smartphone, you can purchase a keychain authenticator for $6.50. If
- Dododoro in Dragon Nestposted at 11:25 am Jul 03,2012
[Source] According to foreign reports, Dragon Nest Korea is on the verge of being closed down, permanently. This is due to Korean studio Blueside (link) reporting the game's developer, Eyedentity Games, to the police. Blueside alleged that an ex-staff of the company, who is now working in Eyedentity Games, used proprietary technology information to make Dragon Nest's engine and aid core development.
While Eyedentity Games denied the fact that stolen information was used in creating Dragon Nest, Nexon Korea responded with a more pragmatic approach, stating that investigations will go on until there is clear evidence of such a crime. Blueside, on the other end, is standing firm with the accusations.
- Mimiron in Diablo IIIposted at 2:47 am Jun 27,2012
What is Demonbuddy?
Demonbuddy is a powerful utility used to automatize the Diablo III gameplay. We can say, it's a newcomer with a powerful anti-warden detection system.
There have been no bans associated with Demonbuddy as of yet. Many people mistaken it for Hellbuddy, which has seen banwaves, but instead of the devs accepting its their faulty anti-detection, they blame the users.
Why did Blizzard file an interim injunction?
Most likely, because there are too many bot-flagged accounts and when they'd ban them, they would lose a high percentage of their base.
Activision Blizzard even warned players, to stop cheating on the official forums.
That are two possibilities. Either it should scare all the botters away, or really a vast number of Diablo
accounts has been flagged for automatization.
What is an interim injunction?
Here is a brief explanation: interim means temporary and injunction means an order to prevent someone from doing something. In this case, Blizzard's Warden is not smart eno
- RiskbreakerRiot in Diablo IIIposted at 2:52 pm Jun 18,2012
Ever since the release of Diablo III, Blizzard has been under attack by their once dedicated fans. A lot of players were not satisfied with the game, saying that it was a watered down version of Diablo II. I really don't think that's the case, but rather the effect of nostalgia on those gamers.
So far I've spent over a hundred hours playing the game and I can say that I've received the full value of the product. But some were so dissatisfied that refunds were demanded. So that 7.something million copies sold will be knocked back a tiny bit. I don't feel it's fair to play a game and return it just because you don't like it; that's like demanding your money back at the cinema just because you didn't like the movie.
That's not to say that Blizzard is the victim here. I've notice
- Zevri in defaultposted at 8:42 pm Mar 10,2012
For some reason I thought they settled this awhile ago, but it seems they just only recently settled the matter. If you didn't hear, Bethesda was suing Mojang, who makes Minecraft, over the title of their latest game called Scrolls. Bethesda was afraid that the name would confuse people over their ever popular series, Elder Scrolls. You know, since having just Scrolls in the name would make people think it is from the same series, sounds legit.
On Mojang's site they gave an update on the case stating,"We have settled the lawsuit over Scrolls and Mojang and Bethesda are friends again. To answer the big question – yes Scrolls is still going to be called Scrolls. To answer the second question – we aren’t going to keep the trade mark. For us this was never about a trade mar
- Pelagato in TERA: The Exiled Realm of Arboreaposted at 2:50 pm Feb 06,2012
Hey peeps, some of you already know that TERA had a lackluster reception in Korea, failing to meet the expectation and failing to beat Aion lol... Right now the game is struggling to come afloat in Korea... One of the main excuses is because the game is way too westernized for the Korean taste.
Unfortunately there is a chance that TERA will never make it to the West... Why??? Well, some time ago a bunch of NCSoft employees quit their jobs in NCSoft because Bluehole studios offered them a better job... I mean... Oh rly??? or there is something else behind that???
It looks like NCsoft just filed a lawsuit in January because this employees stole from NCSoft a bunch of artwork, software and a few other things related to the development of Lineage 3... If NCSoft wins this lawsuit, TERA is so
- MapleTire in Tabula Rasaposted at 3:37 am Jan 23,2011
I want to take the time to say that I don't think many users in the gaming community understand why bigger companies get sued. I think really big companies get sued because they want to do anything to capture the market into playing MMOs, even if it means cheating anyone into investing into the company.
While the video gaming market is huge and profitible, there players or key figures who get cheated out of their time and money because some companies are too lazy, not brothering or care about other people and some stuff from this article I will mention.
The best example is the recent events of NCsoft getting sued by Ultima creator Richard Garriott. For those that don't know, Ultima was one of the first RPGs born from America and became one of the first MMOs that took off and was highly successful back in the mid 90s. So successful that the Ultima series had influenced the MMOs that we play today.
NCsoft were sued by Richard Garriott for $27 Million USD back in mid-2009, as Garrio
- hedi001 in defaultposted at 10:21 pm Dec 15,2010
A lawsuit between the producers of Smallville and Warner Bros. over the disappearance of the royalties potentially a bump in the road, a judge ruled that the producers do not work in a joint venture with the study at all. As Hollywood Reporter's THR, Esq. Blogs, explains this decision reverses one of the producers - in this case, the series co-creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough and producer Tollin / Robbins Prods - three main demands for service feduciary. Judge Michael Johnson said that because Millar / Gough and Tollin Robbins are not contractually obligated to share the financial risks to Smallville have failed, they were not in a true partnership or joint venture with Warner at all. Not surprisingly, Warner is pleased with the decision, with lead attorney Scott Edelman told reporters:This is an important development in the case. The plaintiffs sought to establish a joint venture and a trust relationship where none existed. We are eager to try the case on its merits
- Hyuk in defaultposted at 11:07 pm Nov 29,2009
Erik Estavillo is suing Activision Blizzard over World of Warcraft. Erik Estavillo is also a funny guy.
That or he's crazy. It could go either way.
Estavillo claims the company "continues to maintain a harmful virtual environment to many of its customers by forcing them to follow [World of Warcraft's] sneaky and deceitful practices".
And what could those "sneaky and deceitful practices" be? Walking is one of them, as he feels it takes too long to get from one point to the other in the game world. Because you can only speed up through extended play or buy purchasing an expansion pack, that qualifies as "deceitful".
He also believes that, because of a litany of health problems he suffers from (including OCD, agoraphobia, depression and Crohn's Disease), he's at risk of sharing the fate of Shawn Woolley, an Everquest player who committed suicide in 2001.
The best part follows: to back up his claims, Estavillo has subpoenaed Winona Ryder (who would presumably be able to "explain the significance of alienation in Catcher in the Rye") and Martin Lee Gore, of Depeche Mode ("he himself has been known to be sad, lonely, and alienated as can be see
- Brotherbird in defaultposted at 1:15 am Jul 05,2007
"A former plumbing contractor who has made a new career selling virtual cyber sex toys in the virtual world of Second Life, has now brought suit against another player who is allegedly copying and selling a device called the Sex Gen. The plaintiff, whose avatar is known as 'Stroker Serpentine,' is seeking the real name of the copycat entrepreneur. The reporter describing the lawsuit included commentary from a cyber law professor whose university maintains a virtual Supreme Court in the Second Life world."
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