Oculus accused of stealing tech that powers its VR headset

One oculus-lawsuitof the video game industry’s highest profile publishers is accusing Oculus of stealing its intellectual property to create the Rift virtual reality headset.

ZeniMax Media filed suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Dallas, saying Oculus and founder Palmer Luckey “commercially exploited” ZeniMax computer code and trade secrets for their own gain. And it was that software that led to the $2 billion purchase of Oculus by Facebook in March.

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Nintendo ordered to pay portion of every 3DS sold to another company

The 3ds-royalty3DS, currently Nintendo’s best-selling piece of hardware, is about to be a bit less profitable.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff has ordered the company to pay 1.82 percent of the wholesale price of each 3DS it sells moving forward to a company called Tomita, after Nintendo was found to be using patented camera technology without permission.

Read more at Yahoo! Games

College athletes score big in court victory over EA

Electronic Samuel-Keller-Arizona-StateArts’ college sports franchises have been sacked by a U.S. federal appeals court.

In a 2-1 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that EA had used the images in its video games of several ex-NCAA athletes without their permission in its NCAA football and basketball series. The decision comes two weeks after EA lost the rights to put the NCAA logo and name on its games beyond this year.

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Apple sues Samsung over Galaxy phones and tablets

Apple’s legal team is certainly off the leash these days.

On the heels of suits filed against HTC and Nokia, Apple has filed suit against Samsung, accusing the company of using Apple’s intellectual property in several of its devices, including the Galaxy S 4G phone and Galaxy Tab tablet computer.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog