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Former GameStop VP sentenced 51 months for embezzling over $1.7M

The Northern District Court of Texas sentenced Frank Christopher Olivera, the former VP of corporate communications and public affairs at GameStop, to 51 months in federal prison. Olivera, who pleaded guilty to embezzling over $1.7 million via mail fraud, was also fined $57,375 for funds unpaid on ...

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Konami and Autumn Games sued for fraud over $15 million Def Jam Rapstar loan

City National Bank has sued Konami and Autumn Games for millions over allegations of fraud. Courthouse News reports the bank hasn't received any return on a $15 million line of credit it approved to the defendants, and in court documents claims the financial conditions of Autumn and Konami "were fa...

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Fake Pokemon Yellow ends up on iOS App Store

A fraudulent version of the Game Boy Color classic Pokemon Yellow has somehow made it through Apple's approval gauntlet and wound up on the App Store. Published by "Home of Anime" with Daniel Burford listed as the author, the "game" runs for $0.99 and has a one-and-a-half star rating after 1,352 re...

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Rumor: Bot farming used to boost App Store ranking, Apple warns of punishment

A Touch Arcade forum user is making allegations that a company is offering to boost the ranking of free App Store apps using bots. According to "walterkaman," the unnamed company will set up automated, repeated downloads of a client's app in order to push it into Apple's Top Free charts. A represen...

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Class-action suit charges Microsoft with fraud

[Image credit: bloomsberries] In a lawsuit filed by Philadelphia-area lawyer Samuel Lassoff, Microsoft is being sued for allegedly taking money from consumers for Microsoft Points that were erroneously used during "incomplete and/or partial downloads of digital goods and services and refused re...

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PSA: Scrub your gaming console's memory before selling

Usually, when we label a headline as a "PSA," it's in a joking manner; say, "PSA: Bacon is delicious, good for you." However, we're pretty sure this post constitutes a legitimate public service announcement: Ars Technica recently published an article that the frequent trade-in-ers among us should p...

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The best of WoW.com: January 14th-20th

This week on WoW.com saw World of Warcraft in the news yet again, when a man from Clearwater, Florida was arrested for fraud after he sold his WoW account and failed to hand over the goods. On the gameplay side of things, Lead Systems Designer Greg Street and Lead Producer J. Allen Brack hit Twitte...

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Dante's Inferno 'Fraud' trailer makes you fight for your life

We're ... we're just not sure we understand the reasoning behind Dante's Inferno's eighth circle, Fraud, depicted in the trailer above. See, Visceral Games has brought the concept of the circle's 10 Malebolges to life in the game in form of 10 arenas, where Dante must battle all the enemies he's fo...

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EVE Online's largest player-run bank freezes accounts due to massive deficit

Stick with us, because this could get confusing: EVE Online has a long and storied history of in-game corruption, chock-full of enough political and social drama to make Ron Moore's head spin. The latest -- and actually, ongoing since June -- problem comes in the form of financial woes. On August 2...

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Factor 5 accused of fraud in new lawsuit

A new lawsuit by former employees of Factor 5 claims the company fraudulently shifted assets to avoid ponying up $900,000 in unpaid wages to employees and millions to creditors. The Marin Independent Journal reports the suit outright states that the company stopped paying workers on November 1, 20...

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