Can you land in legal trouble over online gaming threats? Let's talk about the issue for two minutes. Can I Go To Jail Over Aggressive Smack Talk During Online Game play? Law enforcement officials treat criminal threats like the Supreme Court treats the Constitution -- seriously....
The micropayment miracle, Pokémon Go (PoGo), currently holds the prize belt for “most popular game of all time,” and in short few months, it’s raked in over $210,000,000. Market experts expect revenues to hit $1.1 billion by year’s end, and savvy brick-and-mortar businesses are PoGo...
Lawsuits and criticism sparked by concerns over teen betting have spun the skyrocketing skins trading industry into an uncertain future. Valve Makes A Stand Against Skins Trading Video game developer Valve has essentially pulled the plug on an unregulated online gambling economy that was projected...
Lucky you! It’s 2016 and “professional gamer” is a legitimate profession. With high-dollar prizes, endorsement deals, sponsorship and streaming opportunities, pro-gaming is officially a booming industry where elite players make bank -- just like non-digital professional athletes. However, getting to the top takes considerable work...
State of the eSports Union: The Economic Forecast Is Exceptionally Favorable Interested in eSports? Well then check out these facts and figures: Last year, every month, more than 90 million gamers logged onto Twitch, a streaming arena where fans can live chat with other spectators...
eSports is expected to be a $2.9 billion industry by 2017. Not surprisingly, the niche is weathering growing pains -- and players are bearing the brunt. With that in mind, let's review some eSports law issues affecting players. eSports Law: Venue Control Unfortunately, a large...
California lawmakers are taking W. E. Hickson’s advice to heart: They’re “trying, trying again” to ram an online poker legalization bill through the State Assembly and Senate. This attempt marks the 6th in which Golden State politicians have tried to pass an Internet gaming law...
Forget Justin Bieber, in South Korea, StarCraft superstars reign supreme in the eyes of tweens. Don’t believe me? Behold: But now the South Korean government wants to go all Susan Powter and stop the insanity. That’s right. Officials believe 125,000 of their countrymen are suffering...
Sometimes competition is friendly, sometimes it’s downright nasty, and sometimes you end up in court. Two poker players in Namibia let it get to the lawsuit level, and now one has to pay the other over full tilt trash-talking. Adriaan Christiaan Byleveldt and Lance Cotterell...
Wild Game Studio is going toe-to-toe with venerated game reviewer, John Bain, a.k.a., Total Biscuit. Day One: Garry’s Incident, a first-personal survival game, anchors the controversy. The beef began when Wild Game gave Total Biscuit a copy of Day One to review. Unfortunately, Total Biscuit...
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