Results for "video games"

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.)


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.


EvanTube

September 15th, 2016

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


Machinima

September 3rd, 2015

Look for disclosures when reading or watching reviews online. The pitch could be a paid endorsement.


Vulcun

March 24th, 2015

Live long and you might (emphasis on might) prosper from this gaming site’s deposit bonus.


Product Placement

January 27th, 2012

Products that pop up in movies and television shows are often there for specific advertising reasons.


Entertainment Software Association

October 10th, 2011

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is an association based in D.C. that is exclusively dedicated to serving video game companies.  The group lobbies Congress and other legislative bodies extensively in order to limit the scope of government regulation. In 1994, ESA formed the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) to assign content ratings to video games,



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