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 newly introduced bill could end up affecting more than just loot boxes.
In spite of employee discontent, Riot won't change its current employees' contracts.
The future of dancing emotes is looking a bit uncertain.
Gearbox and its former lawyer are suing each other.
The SpatialOS cloud platform appears to be in violation of Unity's terms of service, and it may be affecting multiple games.
The fight for Star Control heats up.
A new amendment on the Unfair Competition Prevention Act makes modding saves in Japan a crime punishable by large fines.
A second celebrity sues Epic.
A long-brewing controversy boils over.
The US moves forward with investigating loot boxes.
The plaintiffs are seeking damages for their time at Riot.
The author is claiming owed royalties from the popular video game series.
Telltale is accused of violating California and Federal labor laws after laying off 250 employees.
Germany relaxes the rules for the sake of art.
Ex-AREA35 publicly retracts embezzlement allegations against former employer.
Voksi and Revolt have been shut down by Bulgarian authorities.
LoveROMs and LoveRETRO have been taken down.
Popular dance crazes are often used as emotes, and now the musicians themselves are striking back.
A small claims court judge rejected one dedicated backer's request for a refund.
US and UK pre-orders not affected.
The FTC puts its foot down on stickers.
Valve will be asked to pay the fine after losing its appeal in Australia's highest court.
The games have eight weeks to comply or face fines and bans.
"It is unacceptable to be targeting our children with predatory gambling masked in a game with dancing bunnies or something."
Star Citizen is accused of still using CryEngine when it's not supposed to, among other things.
The legal battle over cheating in Fortnite gets wilder.
The developer is swapping out the soundtrack in response.
James Romine says case is gone for financial reasons.
Developer files a lawsuit against Steam users, Valve removes developer's games from Steam.
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.
As far as the Supreme Court is concerned, EA knew what it was doing when it used the likenesses of former NFL players.