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Beyonce tries to escape Gate Five lawsuit again, fails again

Singer Beyonce has failed, once again, to get herself extricated from the impending lawsuit against her by developer Gate Five Studios. Gate Five claims Beyonce agreed to help make a video game called Superstar: Beyonce late last year, but then backed out of the deal, causing severe financial damag...

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The Pirate Bay retrial request denied

It seems the lengthy litigatory road embarked upon by The Pirate Bay's four founders back in April is finally coming to an end. Following a guilty verdict that sentenced Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde to one year in prison and fines of 30 million kronor (abo...

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Variety judge disagrees with majority of E3 award winners, loves public drunkenness

Ben Fritz writes about video games for Variety and was one of the E3 judges this year -- and he's not too happy with this year's winners. He calls Mirror's Edge "gimmicky" and the Gears of War 2 improvements "minor." He was really pulling for Resistance 2, which he felt offered up a lot more than ...

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Brazil bans Bully

No sooner does Rockstar finally succeed in getting Manhunt 2 unbanned in the UK than another Rockstar game gets banned in another country. This time around it's Bully: Scholarship Edition that's been banned by a Brazilian judge, as the AP is reporting. According to the report, the ban prevents the g...

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Jack Thompson's further Florida Bar issues

The day of reckoning for Jack Thompson approaches ever so slowly -- looks like somebody needs a luck dragon. Separately from another disciplinary hearing brought by the Florida Bar based on issues of misconduct, Thompson could be in trouble with the Florida Bar again over complaints filed by the jud...

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Japanese Hardware Sales: 8 Jan - 14 Jan: Turnabout edition [update 2]

[Update 2: Date mix-up!] Judge - Court is now in session. Mr. Edgeworth, your opening statement. Edgeworth - My case is simple. I shall prove that the defendant, the Nintendo Wii, is guilty beyond any reasonable doubt. His abject sabotage and subsequent murder of the DS Lite is immediately evident...

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Japanese Hardware Sales: 8 Jan - 14 Jan: Turnabout edition [update 2]

[Update 2: Date mix-up!] Judge - Court is now in session. Mr. Edgeworth, your opening statement. Edgeworth - My case is simple. I shall prove that the defendant, the Nintendo Wii, is guilty beyond any reasonable doubt. His abject sabotage and subsequent murder of the DS Lite is immediately evident...

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Florida court OKs Bully

Destructoid has the scoop straight from the Florida courthouse where Judge Ronald Friedman has just declared that he will not honor Jack Thompson's request to restrict sales of Bully in advance of the game's shipment next Tuesday. The ruling comes after the judge viewed a demonstration of various pa...

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Lousiana judge blocks JT-penned bill

The recently-signed Louisiana violent games bill has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge in Baton Rouge, pending a hearing on June 30th. The bill gained notoriety among gaming circles due to its author: famed anti-game activist Jack Thompson. The law, recently signed by Louisiana governor Ka...

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