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"Today's Digital Entertainment Ecosystem Is an Online Gauntlet for Children"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A Republican senator's loot box and pay-to-win legislation has the support of Democrats and the industry shows itself in various states of preparation for the coming fight.

The Loot Box Bill is Public, And The ESA Says It's "Flawed And Riddled With Inaccuracies"

The newly introduced bill could end up affecting more than just loot boxes.

Riot Games Won't Change Current Employee Arbitration Clause Despite Walkout

In spite of employee discontent, Riot won't change its current employees' contracts.

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"Today's Digital Entertainment Ecosystem Is an Online Gauntlet for Children"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A Republican senator's loot box and pay-to-win legislation has the support of Democrats and the industry shows itself in various states of preparation for the coming fight.

The Loot Box Bill is Public, And The ESA Says It's "Flawed And Riddled With Inaccuracies"

The newly introduced bill could end up affecting more than just loot boxes.

Riot Games Won't Change Current Employee Arbitration Clause Despite Walkout

In spite of employee discontent, Riot won't change its current employees' contracts.

Forza Horizon 4 Removes the "Floss" and "Carlton" Emotes Amidst High-Profile Lawsuits

The future of dancing emotes is looking a bit uncertain.

Unity's New Terms of Service May be Bad News for Some Games

The SpatialOS cloud platform appears to be in violation of Unity's terms of service, and it may be affecting multiple games.

Save Edit Mods and Video Game Key Resellers Are Now Illegal in Japan

A new amendment on the Unfair Competition Prevention Act makes modding saves in Japan a crime punishable by large fines.

Fortnite Emote Controversy Explodes as 2 Milly Sues Epic for Stealing Dance

A long-brewing controversy boils over.

Federal Trade Commission Pledges to Investigate Loot Boxes Amid European Crackdown

The US moves forward with investigating loot boxes.

Riot Games is Being Sued for Gender Discrimination by Former and Current Employees

The plaintiffs are seeking damages for their time at Riot.

Witcher Author Demands $16 Million From CD Projekt Red

The author is claiming owed royalties from the popular video game series.

Former Telltale Employee Sues Company for Violating Labor Laws

Telltale is accused of violating California and Federal labor laws after laying off 250 employees.

It's Now Easier for Games to Feature Nazi Villains Without Getting Banned in Germany

Germany relaxes the rules for the sake of art.

Tiny Metal Dispute Settled With Former Employee Admitting Embezzlement Allegations "Contrary to the Truth"

Ex-AREA35 publicly retracts embezzlement allegations against former employer.

Anti-Tamper Software Maker Denuvo Files Lawsuit Against DRM Hacker Voksi

Voksi and Revolt have been shut down by Bulgarian authorities.

2 Milly Says His Dance Used in Fortnite Emote "Basically Stolen," Working With Attorneys to Reach Epic

Popular dance crazes are often used as emotes, and now the musicians themselves are striking back.

Star Citizen Backer Denied $4,500 Refund by Court After Filing Lawsuit

A small claims court judge rejected one dedicated backer's request for a refund.

Pre-Orders for Video Games Without Firm Release Dates Banned in Germany

US and UK pre-orders not affected.

Valve Will Have to Pay $2.3 Million Fine in Australia for Breaking Local Consumer Laws

Valve will be asked to pay the fine after losing its appeal in Australia's highest court.

The Netherlands Find Four Games in Violation of Country's Gambling Laws

The games have eight weeks to comply or face fines and bans.

Washington State Senator Introduces Bill to Investigate if Video Game Loot Boxes are Gambling

"It is unacceptable to be targeting our children with predatory gambling masked in a game with dancing bunnies or something."

Crytek is Suing the Developers of Star Citizen for Breaching CryEngine Copyright

Star Citizen is accused of still using CryEngine when it's not supposed to, among other things.

Pokemon Go Players are Suing Niantic Over the Pokemon Go Fest

Nearly 30 players joined the lawsuit.

River City Ransom: Underground Pulled From Steam Due Music Copyright Issues

The developer is swapping out the soundtrack in response.

Digital Homicide "Destroyed", Drops Legal Case Against Steam Users

James Romine says case is gone for financial reasons.

Valve Removes Digital Homicide Games From Steam

Developer files a lawsuit against Steam users, Valve removes developer's games from Steam.

Metroid 2 Fan Remake Released, Immediately Lands on Nintendo's Legal Radar

AM2R: Another Metroid 2 Remake is out in the wild, but Nintendo has already flexed its legal muscle to get it removed from download sites.

Madden Lawsuit Moves Forward as EA Sports' Free Speech Defense Fails

As far as the Supreme Court is concerned, EA knew what it was doing when it used the likenesses of former NFL players.