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Valve's updated Steam Subscriber Agreement bars class action lawsuits

If you're like most people, when Steam started up this morning you noticed there was an extra pop-up prompting you to click a button that says "I agree" a few times, and you did this without reading much into what you were consenting to. Turns out you don't actually "own" your left hand anymore....

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More THQ stockholders suing THQ over uDraw

After an initial investigation into whether or not THQ misled its investors about the demand for its uDraw tablet – and a subsequent lawsuit – shareholders have filed another lawsuit against the beleaguered publisher, reports GamesIndustry. The class action suit has been filed in the...

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Facebook under fire over virtual currency architecture; lawsuit seeks $5 million

Glynnis Bohannon is none too happy with Facebook right now. She argues her son – who purchased Facebook Credits for use in social games – did not know he was spending real-world money, and is looking for a refund. She's also trying to get Facebook to give back money to all the minors in...

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Game on: NFL likeness lawsuit against EA moving forward

A motion filed by EA to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed against it by 6,000 retired NFL players has failed, reports Gamasutra. As you'll recall, the players that filed the suit claimed that their likenesses were used in Madden 09 without permission or compensation. While the player's names and...

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Lawsuit filed against Sony's anti-lawsuit provision

A class-action suit filed in a California court late last month seeks to reverse Sony's forced prevention of class-action suits, which the company buried in a mandatory PSN update, following the PSN security breach earlier this year. Gamespot reports the suit claims Sony engaged in unfair...

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New Xbox Live terms of service prevent class action lawsuits against Microsoft [update: opting out not allowed]

You can now add Microsoft to the growing list of companies including anti-class action lawsuit language in their terms of service. Following in the footsteps of EA and Sony, the latest Xbox Live terms of service requires that United States users agree to a "class action waiver." As the...

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EA facing class-action lawsuit over lack of BF 1943 in BF3

Remember how EA originally planned to include a free copy of Battlefield 1943 with every new PS3 copy of Battlefield 3? So do a lot of other people, and they're so upset over EA's replacement "bonus" that they've filed a class-action lawsuit against the publisher, according to Kotaku. Rather...

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Service helps users opt out of EULA class-action prevention

If you're looking to opt out of the class-action lawsuit prevention clauses inserted by certain companies like Electronic Arts for Origin and Sony for PSN, a new service is seeking to streamline the process. The trick about opting out is consumers must send something known as a physical letter...

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Former QA tester files litigation against Take-Two, seeks class-action suit

Ex-Take-Two Interactive employee Aaron Martinez believes he was mistreated while employed by the publisher, and he's suing. In a notice sent to other QA employees, the former Visual Concepts (currently known as 2K Sports) quality assurance tester claims "Take-Two Quality Assurance Testers were...

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PSN breach and restoration to cost $171M, Sony estimates

In the lead-up to its fiscal year 2010 earnings report this Thursday, Sony today released a revised forecast -- forewarning a $3.2 billion loss (yowzah!) -- for the twelve months ending March 31, 2011. Having occurred in late April, the PlayStation Network attack and subsequent data theft and...

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