More than 70 Pokémon Go players who see themselves as victims of the game have filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission since the game’s July launch. Of the 72 complaints filed about the game through Sept. 13, 56 were directed at Pokémon Go developer Niantic with the bulk of the rest spread between Nintendo and The Pokémon Company.
Read more at http://www.polygon.com/2016/9/28/13082056/pokemon-go-ftc-complaints
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Several patent applications filed by Nintendo this past January were published online today, and their contents are reminiscent of recent reports about the company’s next game console, known only as the NX.
Read more at http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1261569
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Riot Games has filed a lawsuit against LeagueSharp, a cheating software for League of Legends that automates gameplay, locates enemies and boosts accuracy, allowing players to gain experience at an inhuman rate.
Read more at http://kotaku.com/riot-sues-makers-of-league-of-legends-cheating-software-1785149554
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AM2R: Another Metroid 2 Remake will remain in development, its creator said, despite Nintendo’s copyright claim on the project. Although Metroid fans can no longer download the enhanced, unofficial revamp of the Game Boy classic, developer DoctorM64 is committed to working on the project for the foreseeable future.
Read more at http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/8/12404100/metroid-2-fan-remake-am2r-copyright-claim
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No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games is working with Sony to retract content claims lodged against YouTubers discussing new details, like the game’s first patch notes.
Read more at https://twitter.com/NoMansSky/status/762606662284902400
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Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump supportively retweeted a fan made video based on Mass Effect 2, using music and voiceovers from the game. Shortly thereafter, EA, publishers of the game, issued a takedown notice and had the video removed.
Read more at http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2016/04/04/ea-pulls-fan-made-donald-trump-propaganda-video-using-mass-effect-assets.aspx
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March 21, 2016 – 5th Cell, developer of Scribblenauts has laid off an unknown number of staff following the cancellation of Scribbelnauts: Fighting Words by publisher Warner Bros. According to statements by 5th Cell’s CEO the cancellation and subsequent staff cuts were unexpected.
Read more at http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/21/11279936/developer-5th-cell-lays-off-staff-as-scribblenauts-fighting-words
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Due to concerns about the legal status of advertising pornography in certain markets, the YouPorn-sponsored esports team has been barred from competing in the ESL.
Read more at http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/24/11497300/team-yp-kicked-out-of-esl-youporn
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Following a report released by the Korean prosecutor’s office on Starcraft 2 match-fixing, concerns have arisen that gambling has undermined any legitimacy in Korean Starcraft esports.
Read more at http://kotaku.com/match-fixing-report-shows-how-gambling-has-ruined-korea-1772739147
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Ubisoft has promised to punish players who exploited a glitch in The Division’s new Falcon Lost raid. The glitch allowed players to clip through a wall, avoiding a boss fight and enabling them to repeatedly collect loot. It’s unclear how Ubisoft will determine who cheated maliciously or who ought to be punished.
Read more at http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/18/11449994/the-division-falcon-lost-glitch-exploit
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