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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 languag...

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New PS3 Terms of Service aim to prevent class-action lawsuits, are part of mandatory PSN update

Unsurprisingly, the nearly month-long PlayStation Network outage and related security breach resulted in the inevitable class action lawsuit. And while that's fair game, Sony isn't taking it lying down. The Japanese consumer electronics giant has amended its online gaming service's Terms of Ser...

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Battlefield 3 won't be sold on Steam; EA claims service 'restricts our ability to directly support players'

EA's big holiday release, Battlefield 3, apparently won't be available via Valve's ubiquitous PC game download service, Steam, as previously hinted. Taking to Twitter and its own forums, EA announced as much with some interesting, if not inflammatory, claims. "BF3 will not be available on Steam a...

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Dragon Age 2 abducted from Steam, EA points finger at 'restrictive' terms of service as the culprit

The mysterious disappearance of Dragon Age 2 from Steam this week, just before the launch of the game's latest DLC, is yet another thorn in the side of EA's relationship with Valve's Steam digital distribution game service. As many had assumed, the game wasn't removed due to the recent (re)launch...

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SCEA transferring 'online services operations, including your wallet and the funds in it' to SNEA on April 1

At CES 2010, Sony's Kaz Hirai -- potential successor to Sir Howard Stringer, if you're just joining us -- introduced "Sony Network Entertainment," a new corporate unit tasked with the expansion of the increasingly vital PlayStation Network architecture. At CES this year, Kaz said 2011 would fin...

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Sony files to dismiss 'Other OS' class action lawsuit

SCEA has filed a motion to dismiss a class action brought against the company for its removal of the PS3's "Other OS" feature, which allowed users to install Linux on the system. Sony argues that the lawsuit, a consolidation of seven similar suits filed last spring, fails to present evidence that t...

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PS3 Terms of Service updated to reflect possible 3D health risks

Sony Online's Terms of Service was recently updated to warn users of the new dangers that PlayStation 3 poses to them and their loved ones: the harmful effects associated with prolonged viewing of a 3D display. The terms specify "discomfort (such as eye strain, eye fatigue or nausea)" as one of the...

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Sony slapped with two more class-action suits over Other OS removal

As if one lawsuit regarding the removal of the Other OS functionality from the PlayStation 3 wasn't enough, two more class-action suits have been filed against Sony, reports IGN. Earlier this month, Todd Densmore and Antal Herz (of Georgia and California, respectively) filed a class-action suit aga...

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Microsoft talks to GLAAD about GLBT policy issues

Stephen Toulouse, handler of Xbox Live Terms of Service policing, appeared on last Sunday's Major Nelson podcast to speak about how Microsoft is handling the concerns of the GLBT community. He recently sat down with two representatives from GLAAD to speak about the policy and what Microsoft could ...

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