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Halo Theme Composer Sues Bungie

Composer Marty O’Donnell, the man responsible for Halo‘s iconic theme song, is suing his former company Bungie for not paying benefits he claims he is owed. In the lawsuit, O’Donnell alleges that when he was terminated, he had accrued holiday time, sabbatical time and paid time off, which Bungie has not paid him.

Here's ZeniMax's Specific Beef (Well, Beefs) With Oculus Rift

Oculus, makers of the Oculus Rift VR headset, and ZeniMax, owners of studios like id and Bethesda, are heading to court. It is going to get messy.

Does Wizards Of The Coast Have A Case Against Hex: Shards Of Fate?

Last week, Wizards of the Coast shook its legal finger at Hex: Shards of Fate, an upcoming MMO trading card game that raked in $US2.27 million in funding on Kickstarter. WotC alleges that the game is a “misappropriation of [its] intellectual property” and is proceeding with a lawsuit against the developer, Cryptozoic. If you’re wondering just how much Hex has in common with Magic: The Gathering, it might help to hear it from someone who’s not just a fan, but a lawyer.

Japanese Man Arrested For Having Guns Made With A 3D Printer

A 27-year-old Japanese man was arrested on suspicion of printing and possessing guns. This is the first instance of such an arrest being made in Japan.

Man Allegedly Stole Thousands To Spend On Sleazy Flash Game

The FBI has charged a 47-year-old man with stealing thousands to use on the online browser game Evony, best known in the gaming community for some rather sleazy advertisement tactics involving gratuitous amounts of cleavage. Defendant David Buchanan, who lives in Molokai, Hawaii, was charged with wire fraud yesterday following a five-month FBI investigation.

Social Game Company President Sued For An Alleged Forced Abortion

According to reports out of Japan, the president of social gaming giant Gree, Yoshikazu Tanaka, is being sued for allegedly making a young woman get an abortion.

Anti-Candy Crush Game 'Trademarks' All Of Your Words

Remember the drama when the makers of Candy Crush Saga tried to trademark the word “candy?” And then they wanted to put a claim on “saga” too. Of course, trademarking a name isn’t the same as owning it. Regardless, a new game shows you what it would be like to have everyday words become verboten someone else “owns” them. Spoiler: it would really suck.

Chinese Government Wants To Ban Video Game Commercials On Kids' TV

Video games in China have long had a bad rep, so it’s no wonder that the newest revision to commercial advertising regulations in China features video games. The only problem with these new regulations: they’re targeting something that, at this time, doesn’t really exist.

Danish Publisher Buying Duke Nukem's Original Studio

3D Realms, the beleaguered original developer of Duke Nukem Forever, will be acquired by a Danish firm that had been set to publish a new Duke Nukem game until both were sued last week by Gearbox Software .

Mobster's Daughter Sues, Says Grand Theft Auto V Copies Her Life Story

The daughter of the mobster who brought down John Gotti is suing the makers of Grand Theft Auto V for $US40 million alleging a minor character in the game was based on her life story and it was used without her permission. Karen Gravano says “Antonia Bottino”, (pictured in the background above) whom the player rescues in a random encounter called “Burial”, at the far north of the map. Gravano appeared on the first three seasons of VH1’s “Mob Wives” reality show and her lawsuit says she’s publishing another book about her life soon.

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