EA Gets “Tuck Rule” Victory Over Madden Designer Courtesy of CA Northern District Court

I have not and will not claim to be an expert in Intellectual Property law. I’ve never passed the patent bar and, frankly, IP attorneys tend to be a little…strange. With that disclosure of a lack of practice-area expertise, I’m having a hard time with District Judge Breyer’s conclusions in granting EA a reprieve from… Continue reading

Preparing GiffTor for the 2013 Grimmys – The Cursed Checkpoint #209

Justin Gifford reflects on his Xbox One purchase and his year in gaming. Can Justin Lacey save him from the broken Battlefields, blinding Syndicates, and Ghosts or is it too late for all Justins everywhere? The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news… Continue reading

Contre Jour Reflex Review: A Game Designed for Mobile

While I enjoy tablet and smartphone gaming, a lot of the time it feels like the games weren’t designed for touch. It feels more like the game went through the development process and and at the end they threw in the touch interface. It’s either that or they’re simple, but fun, games like Temple Run… Continue reading

Mega Headlines: Likeness Controller

Don’t get me wrong, EA Sports has done plenty of shady business in regards to utilizing the likenesses of athletes, but let’s not pretend like the NCAA has anything figured out about how to handle the marketing of its players, either. EA is smart to get out of the college game market until that is… Continue reading

Top Video Game Podcast of the Week #111 – Red Heist

Andy drops some serious Saints Row and Mars knowledge in his podcast debut. Justin will take an arcade machine any way he can get it, he’s even practicing for a potential heist. Plus the 3D in 3DS, and Gen Con wants our gaming attention. Top Video Game Podcast of the Week – The interactive weekly… Continue reading

Jury Finds EA Liable for Stealing Plays from Madden Programmer

So this story actually popped up almost two weeks ago, but because the only areas of the law that I get really excited about (mostly) aren’t the areas I practice in, I wanted to take a minute to digest the filings that I could get my hands on (one of them is redacted all to hell… Continue reading

Mega Headlines: Mario is Turning into a Clueless Jerk

I don’t know why I take Nintendo so personally, but there’s a special kind of angst that grows every time I go home and see my Wii U after Nintendo makes any announcements. Distracting myself with two of the SNES’s best games will only get you so far after you step on your fans, and… Continue reading