Electronic Arts Sports Games AI Difficulty Adjustment Class Action

Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) is known for its sports-simulation video games. These can be played via Xbox and PlayStation, either alone or online against other gamers. But the complaint for this class action alleges that, without the gamers’ knowledge, EA has artificial intelligence (AI) programs that adjust the level of difficulty of the game which  Read more

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Google Play Store Gambling Games Illegal in New Mexico Class Action

Google has an extensive Google Play Store that offers many kinds of apps for games, including gambling games. The complaint for this class action alleges that Google bears responsibility for the gambling games sold in its app store that are illegal under New Mexico’s gambling laws.  Read more

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Apple App Store Gambling Games Illegal in Ohio Class Action

The complaint for this class action asserts that Apple dominates the current market for mobile apps. It alleges that Apple bears responsibility for gambling machine games sold in Apple’s app store, which the complaint claims are illegal under Ohio’s gambling laws.  Read more

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Xbox One Drifting Controller Investigation

Is your Xbox One controller experiencing “stick drift”? That is, does the analog stick drift, or cause movement, on its own, without your touching it? Online complaints indicate that this can happen even when controllers are only a few months old. Unfortunately, warranties on these accessories can be as short as 90 days, so that  Read more

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Lilith Rise of Kingdoms In-Game Purchases Class Action

Rise of Kingdoms (ROK) is a video game made by Lilith Games (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Lilith Network Technology Co., Ltd. The complaint for this class action alleges that the companies have “perfected a predatory scheme whereby [they] exploit[] players, including minors, by inducing them to make in-game purchases using deceptive and misleading representations.”  Read more

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Fortnite Game Lures Minors into In-App Purchases Class Action

Epic Games, Inc. permits free downloads of its video games, including the game Fortnite, which is aimed at children. However, the free games aren’t always entirely free; they may involve in-app purchases. The complaint for this class action asking for a declaratory judgment confirming “a minor’s right to disaffirm in-app purchases…” That is, the complaint  Read more

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Sony PlayStation PS3 “Other OS” Second Settlement

Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC will pay $3,750,000 to settle a class action brought by owners of PlayStation 3 Fat model consoles. The complaint claims that when the owners installed an update, they lost the “Other OS” functionality that enabled the consoles to run Linux and other platforms. (Note that there was a previous settlement  Read more

Subway Surfers Collection of Children’s Data for Commercial Use Class Action

This class action is brought by the parents of children who played the game Subway Surfer via Smartphone apps. The complaint alleges that the game’s developers and partners embedded blocks of code in the game which extracted the children’s personally identifying information for commercial exploitation, a practice the complaint alleges is forbidden under the Children’s  Read more