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Would a Biden Administration Seek to Regulate Video Game Violence?

1000 648 David Hoppe

Parents, educators, psychologists, politicians, and creators long have debated the effects of violent movies, television, and other forms of entertainment. Many popular video games, for example, challenge players to kill…

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Ruling Maintains Epic v. Apple Status Quo for Trial

1000 648 David Hoppe

As expected, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has ruled on Epic’s motion for a preliminary injunction as she did on the temporary restraining order last month, maintaining for now the status…

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ESIC Bans Counter-Strike Coaches in Cheating Probe

1000 648 David Hoppe

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has issued sanctions against 37 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) coaches, banning them from tournament play for five to 36 months. According to the announcement, the…

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EA Takes Heat for Advertising FIFA Loot Boxes in Kids’ Catalog

1000 648 David Hoppe

Some gamers and parents were distressed to find an EA advertisement for FIFA loot boxes in a UK toy catalog. The advert was placed in an in-store catalog for Smyths…

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Epic, Apple Want Judge to Decide Case

1000 648 David Hoppe

In a surprising development, Apple and Epic Games have together declined Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Brown’s suggestion that the Fortnite case be decided by a jury. The parties apparently disagreed with…

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Monday’s Hearing May Foreshadow Epic v. Apple Outcome

1000 648 David Hoppe

Monday’s hearing in the ongoing battle of Epic Games v. Apple gives the court a second opportunity to consider Apple’s request to block App Store access to Epic’s Unreal Engine…

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Microsoft Buys Bethesda in Massive Deal Worth $7.5 Billion

1000 648 David Hoppe

In one of the biggest gaming acquisitions of all time, Microsoft is acquiring ZeniMax Media, Bethesda’s parent company, for $7.5 billion. Bethesda is the studio behind several of gaming’s best-selling…

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Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Release Date and Prices

1000 648 David Hoppe

On Wednesday, Sony announced that both models of its PlayStation 5 (PS5) will launch in North America on November 12. The standard edition will retail for $499.99, while the all-digital…

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Apple Countersues “Cold-Blooded” Epic Games

1000 648 David Hoppe

In the latest development in the Epic Games v. Apple battle, Apple has slapped Epic with a counterclaim. Apple is now suing Epic for its “open, admitted, and deliberate breach…

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Judge Issues Split-Decision in Latest Round of Epic v. Apple

1000 648 David Hoppe

Epic has filed another motion for a preliminary injunction requesting that Fortnite be placed back on the App Store and that its developer account be reinstated. The motion, filed September…

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