class action

Madden's $27m Payout Held Up While Someone Appeals The Lawyers' Fees

It’s your money? You want it now? Tough. Now it could be another year before some $US27 million is distributed to gamers from Electronic Arts’ settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought against the exclusive licence its Madden NFL series held. Why? Someone’s objecting to the lawyers’ fees.


EA Being Taken To Court Over Broken Battlefield Promise

EA promised PS3 owners a free copy of Battlefield 1943 when they picked up Battlefield 3. When they didn’t come through, they upset a lot of gamers, both for the bait-and-yank and for the shoddy manner with which it was announced.


Gamers Opt Out Rescues Us From Lawsuit Prevention Clauses

With a supreme court decision earlier this year making it legal for companies to include do-not-sue clauses in their user agreements, the only recourse for customers of companies like Sony and Electronic Arts is to opt-out of the clause via written letter. Now there’s a website that does it for them.


New PSN Terms Of Service Include A No-Suing Sony Clause

Have you agreed to the new PlayStation Network terms of service yet? If you have, then you’ve agreed not to take Sony to court or participate in a class action lawsuit against the company. You really should read things before you sign them.


Microsoft Hit With Class Action Over RROD

Somewhere in Redmond there must a be a huge warehouse stuffed to the rafters with class action notices and a random legal claims against Microsoft. The hapless multinational has been walloped with another suit – this time from consumers who are a little ticked off about the Red Ring of Death.