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Archive for September 2011

FULL TILT PONZI: DID JESUS AND THE PROFESSOR DEFRAUD FANS?

On April 15 of this year, federal prosecutors brought charges against poker websites PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker accusing them of running illegal gambling sites and closed down most online gambling websites. However, this week things have gotten worse for Full Tilt. While PokerStars was able to return $120 million dollars in frozen player’s accounts, … Continue reading

X-BOX 360 GAME ‘TRENCHED’ BECOMES ‘IRON BRIGADE’ TO AVOID EUROPEAN LAWSUIT: BUT FANS GET MORE DLC!

Game developer Double Fine released ‘Trenched’ as a downloadable game for Xbox 360. A popular multiplayer game, ‘Trenched’ involves warfare with mechs/towers that players pilot and manage. It is set in an alternate reality where battlemechs are used post-WWI and designed by Tim Schafer of ‘Brutal Legend’ and ‘Psychonauts’ fame. ‘Trenched’ has a metacritic score … Continue reading

SUMMIT SUES OWNER OF TWILIGHT.COM

Twilight.com, which is still up, is not a great website. Other stories have called it ‘primitive’ and ‘unimpressive’ but it is operational. There are some links to buying Twilight products on amazon, a plug for Twilight Zone, and an ad for playing a vampire on Second Life. However, Summit, the owners of the Twilight franchise, … Continue reading

QUARTERBACK SACKED: ELECTRONIC ARTS GETS RYAN HART SUIT DISMISSED

A federal judge in New Jersey District Court has dismissed the suit of Quarterback Ryan Hart who filed a suit, also seeking class action status, that Electronic Arts had appropriated his likeness without compensation. This is not the first bump the suit has taken. In September 2010, several causes of action, including unjust enrichment and … Continue reading

NO, THEY STOLE THE WII FROM US!: NINTENDO SUED (AGAIN) FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT

ThinkOptics or ThinkOptical, makers of the Wavit Remote Control, have filed suit in the Eastern District of Texas against Nintendo for patent infringement in making the famous Wii Remote and Console. The makers of Wavit are having to wait in line behind companies like IA Labs, Hillcrest Labs, Interlink Electronics, and numerous others who have … Continue reading

COULD YOU DESCRIBE THE RUCKUS? ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL BOOKED

The man who played the sort-of-the-leader of the geeks was arrested for an altercation with his neighbor in West LA. Anthony Michael Hall, now 43, who is best-recognized for playing the stereotypical nerd in ‘Breakfast Club,’ the proverbial dweeb in ‘Sixteen Candles,’ the archetypal geek in ‘Weird Science,’ and, well, you get the idea…. Hall … Continue reading

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