Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Red Dead creator Rockstar Games, is duking it out in court with the Pinkerton Detective Agency — yes, they still exist, apparently. The Pinkerton Detective Agency, who appear in fictional form in Red Dead Redemption 2, issued a cease-and-desist letter to Take-Two, asking for royalties for the use of its name. Take-Two has since fired back with a lawsuit claiming fair use due to the Agency’s prevalence in the historical record during the time period the game takes place. You can read the whole of the complaint here. I’m a little curious about how much of the… This story continues at The Next Web
Reports circulated last night reveal that one of Electronic Arts‘s upcoming Star Wars games, revealed almost three years ago, has now been quietly canceled by the publisher. The game in question was being developed by EA‘s Vancouver studio. If you want to see what early footage looked like, there’s a short glimpse at the end of EA‘s 2016 E3 showcase: Assuming the rumors are true, the cause for cancellation would be a bit ironic. When the game was being developed by Visceral Studios under the codename “Ragtag,” it was reportedly a linear, adventure game. But when EA closed Visceral in 2017, chief design officer… This story continues at The Next Web
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 16): Lembaga Tabung Haji today lodged a police report in relation to the pilgrim fund’s 2017 financial accounts, and how representations by key executives led to the declaration of hibah against the Tabung Haji Act 1995.
In a statement today, Tabung Haji said it lodged the report at the Dang Wangi police station, where it identified two executive working papers presented to the fund’s board of directors at two special board meetings on Feb 6 and 9, 2018.