Results for "video games"

Electronic Arts Sports Video Games

August 28th, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the video game company Electronic Arts alleging that the age-ratings for its sports video games – including FIFA soccer, Madden NFL, NHL, and NBA Live – fail to adequately disclose that the Ultimate Team Packs in the games are loot boxes, which according to the complaint,

Supercell’s Video Games

August 24th, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Supercell for allegedly failing to disclose in its age ratings and Parents Guide that video games – including Clash Royale and Brawl Stars –use Loot Boxes, which, according to the complaint, are a form of gambling and violate California state law. (Mai et al v. Supercell

GameStop’s Used Video Games

September 6th, 2017

July 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. October 2014: A class-action was filed against GameStop (and later transferred to federal court in December) for allegedly misleading customers about the content and functionality of used video games, including Battlefield 3: Limited Edition, Assassin’s Creed III, NBA Live

Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Video Games

January 9th, 2014

In January 2014, a federal judge granted the parties’ joint motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging that ZeniMax Media Inc. and Bethesda Softworks LLC misleadingly market the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion video game. (The joint dismissal suggests the parties may have settled the case, but no settlement documents are publicly available at this time.)

Star Trek Fleet Command Video Game

July 17th, 2020

In 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the publisher of the online video game Star Trek Fleet Command alleging that the game, which is free to play, defrauds players who purchase content, upgrades, and improvements in the game’s virtual economy. The complaint claims that the game misrepresents the capabilities and benefits of virtual goods

Sony’s Marketing of Fortnite and other Games

February 25th, 2019

In January 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sony Interactive Entertainment for allegedly deceptively marketing games, including the popular video game Fortnite. According to the complaint, the company markets that the games can be downloaded for free or at a small cost when, according to plaintiffs, the games are “highly addictive” and designed to

Guitar Hero Live

October 30th, 2018

In September 2018, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Activision regarding the marketing of Guitar Hero Live music video games. According to the plaintiffs, the company represented that players would be able to play the game online and access Guitar Hero TV (an online mode of the game that offers hundreds of playable

Dave & Buster’s

November 1st, 2017

“Free” games promotion carried a price: $50.

Warner Brothers & PewDiePie Not Game to Disclose Influencer Marketing

October 31st, 2017

MADISON, CONN.  Oct. 31, 2017 –Last November Warner Bros. entered into a final consent order with the FTC to settle charges related to a 2014 influencer marketing campaign for its Lord of the Rings-inspired “Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor” video game. As part of the settlement, the company was barred from misrepresenting sponsored content as the objective, independent

Plimus “Unlimited” Downloads

October 27th, 2017

June 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. April 2014: A federal judge denied certification of a narrower class concluding that the commonality requirement was not met because the named plaintiff’s proposed questions were not central to and did not resolve the question of Plimus’s liability, and

No Man’s Sky

October 4th, 2016

The sky is not the limit for this overhyped game, consumers complain.


September 15th, 2016

These fun videos are missing one major component: clear disclosure that they are ads.

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