MS Take Action Against LIVE Cheaters

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Major Nelson has a blog post referring to a new approach from MS against people using save games or other tampering to boost their gamerscore. They're resetting the score to zero, and the achievements will...

Avatar-on-Avatar Legal Action in Second Life

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We have a rather odd story this Saturday coming all the way from the idyllic digital shores of Second Life. Last Month entrepreneur Kevin Alderman, founder of Eros LLC, a company specializing in the manufacture...

Microsoft urges joint action on cybercrime

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Speaking at a Council of Europe conference, Microsoft official Tim Cranton said the number of virus-infected computers in the world has been rising, reaching 63,000 a day in the second half of last year (11%...

Apple threatens legal action over the iGasm

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Apple is threatening legal action after sex shop Anne Summers launched a device entitled the 'iGasm'. Sold for $60, the 'iGasm' vibrates in time to music played off an ipod or mp3 player. The advert...

IFPI take action against 8,000 alleged file sharers

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Legal actions against thousands of music file-sharers across the world were announced today by the IFPI as the recording industry stepped up its campaign to deter copyright theft and promote legitimate use of music on...

Gamers get political action group

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Calling itself the Entertainment Consumer Association (ECA), the new non-profit advocacy group is forging itself a place in gaming history. Based in Connecticut, the ECA's mission is to give a political voice to gamers in...

Memory chipmakers hit with antitrust action

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Price fixing is very profitable, at least until you get busted. Between 1999 and 2002, a number of DRAM manufacturers conspired to fix prices for their chips. That led to higher prices for PC manufacturers...

See Bomberman 360 in Action

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Calling all Bomberman fans - the cutest, cuddliest terrorist in the world is back in an all-new adventure for the Xbox 360. But judging by the new video that's appeared on the Bomberman Act: Zero...

Settlement proposed in iPod class action suit

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Users disgruntled with Apple's iPod battery claims may soon have relief. A court has conditionally approved a settlement in a class action suit brought against Apple Computer by several consumers who claim...

EA may face class action over unpaid overtime

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Leading publisher Electronic Arts may face a class action lawsuit from its own employees over unpaid overtime, it has emerged today, with a Californian law firm currently seeking certification for the class suit. Following on...

Legal action against cheating

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Valve Software has started taking legal actions against cheating (cheat-sites, cheat creators). According to a post by Gabe Newell on the Half-Life 2 Fallout Forums. We've started taking legal action against...

Walkman 'inventor' ponders iPod action

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The man who came up with idea of the personal stereo is threatening to sue Apple over the iPod. Andreas Pavel filed a patent on the concept of a "stereobelt" back in 1978. The idea...

AOL settles class action lawsuits

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AOL has agreed to settle two class action lawsuits in the US by punters who alleged the giant Internet company continued to bill them even after they cancelled their subscriptions. Although the ISP "vigorously denies...

New Hitman: Contracts Action

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The official Hitman website has unveiled the The World of a Hitman TV commercial now airing on all major cable networks. Click here and select "Downloads" to view the spot. Eidos has also...

First Halo 2 action figures appear

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JoyRide Studios shows off prototypes, original Halo toys due later this year. According to Bungie.net, Halo 2 fans angered by the game's delay will get a few consolation prizes. At the Toy...

FBI seeks FCC action on wiretap rules before Web

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U.S. law enforcement officials said this week they will soon ask communications regulators to decide how wiretapping rules would apply to high-speed Internet services and want those answers before general regulations are set for those...

Micron puts new memory into action

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Micron Technology will disclose on Monday that it has begun producing large numbers of DDR2 chips, a new generation of memory for computers. The semiconductor manufacturer is now assembling DDR2 chips into memory modules, Micron...

Microsoft Settles Tennessee Class Action Lawsuit

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Microsoft said on Friday it would pay consumers of its software up to $64 million to settle a class action lawsuit contending that it overcharged for its products. The settlement, which was previously announced with...

A second class action lawsuit for Acclaim

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A second class action lawsuit has been opened against Acclaim, again accusing the publisher of misrepresenting its finances and trading situation throughout much of last year and artificially inflating its stock prices. Earlier...

Action for cheaper videogames

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Thanks Josh for this one. "It's hardly a controversial statement, is it? Nobody likes paying £40-£45 (50-60 Euros) for a new videogame, especially when it only cost 40p to make. And the truth...

FTC to take action against Rambus

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Rambus yesterday confirmed that it was the subject of an Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation. Shares fell 5 per cent on the news in after-hours trading. The FTC will not say what the...

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