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LGJ: You down with FCC?

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: With its proposal for universal ratings, the FCC is in the news again. Yet, despite its filings having become a gold mine for breaking news, from bigger Slims to the s...

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The best of WoW.com: July 28 - August 4, 2009

It's Patch Day in the World of Warcraft, and if you've never actually played the game, then we'll tell you: it's a lot like Christmas, except it comes a few times a year. A huge patch of free content has been added into the game, and WoW.com is your HQ for all the information you need about all th...

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LGJ: And still, they want to take away our games

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: As of late, it seems I've become sort of a policy spokesman for issues concerning the government intervening in the game industry, especially in the wake of my debate ...

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Get iPhone Columns as a free 4th of July treat from Sega

If you've been gaming as long as we have, you know that Columns is one of Sega's great puzzle games. Like most puzzle games, the object is simply to line up four same-colored gems -- horizontally, vertically or diagonally -- and watch them explode. Whether you're familiar with the game or not, we'...

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LGJ: The new meaning of 'player vs player'

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Terra Nova recently posted a note about a Craigslist case that could have some impact on the gaming space. It relates to theories about how players could sue other pla...

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LGJ: Is the NDA still viable?

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: It was about E3 time last year when I gave an overview of our old friend (or enemy) the non-disclosure agreement. After all, it's those NDAs that are responsible for k...

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LGJ: A case of tortious interference

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: No, it's not a symptom of the dreaded Swine Flu, but there has been a seeming rise in disputes concerning "tortious interference" in the games industry as of late. Th...

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LGJ: Is game censorship the new trade barrier?

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Thinking about the recent rash of international game censorship issues, I noticed a pattern: Games banned abroad are almost exclusively American (having, at least, sig...

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LGJ: Serious games with serious regulations

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: One of the areas in which the law firm I work for focuses on is international trade, which many of us might assume doesn't have a significant impact on the video game ...

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LGJ: Unlicensed games and the DMCA

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Fans of retro games or even just videos about retro games are familiar with the "unlicensed" games that existed on bygone systems like NES and SNES. These titles inclu...

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