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Virtual Legality Episode 422

Fallout 4 Fallout for Microsoft + Bethesda?

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5m Feb 25, 2021
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When news breaks of a little-known, year-old litigation potentially upending one of the biggest video game acquisitions of all time...people take notice.

But for Microsoft, Bethesda and Zenimax, the question remains: It there anything actually there?

Plaintiffs. Plaintiffs never change...in Virtual Legality.

#Microsoft #Bethesda #Fallout


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Discussed in this episode:
"Bethesda faces broad class-action lawsuit over Fallout 4 DLC as Microsoft takeover looms"
Venture Beat/Games Beat - February 23, 2021
https://venturebeat.com/2021/02/23/bethesda-faces-broad-class-action-lawsuit-over-fallout-4-dlc-as-microsoft-takeover-looms/

"Bethesda faces lawsuit over Fallout 4 DLC"
Games Industry Biz - February 24, 2021
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-02-24-bethesda-faces-lawsuit-over-fallout-4-dlc

"Fallout 4's big Season Pass promise"
Eurogamer - September 9, 2015
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-09-09-fallout-4s-big-season-pass-promise

"Does FALLOUT 4’s Season Pass Include Creation Club Content?"
Comics Verse - September 17, 2017
https://comicsverse.com/fallout-4s-season-pass-include-creation-club-content/

Fallout 4 PS4 Cover (Back)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/playstation-4/fallout-4/cover-art/gameCoverId,349628/

"Software Product License Agreement"
PlayStation Website
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/legal/softwarelicense/

Fallout 4 Xbox Cover (Back)
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/xboxone/164593-fallout-4/images/1594657

Zenimax Terms of Service
As of October 17, 2015
https://web.archive.org/web/20151017065506/https://www.zenimax.com/legal_terms_us

Fallout 4 PS4 Instruction Manual
https://assets.ctfassets.net/rporu91m20dc/2KZQ1dePy0cOSK0AqekySK/bf8e90962701acda5f785ee00663cefd/manual_fallout4_ps4_en-us.pdf

"it's like mini DLCs"
Tweet - August 28, 2017 - Pete Hines
https://twitter.com/DCDeacon/status/902224407002787846?fbclid=IwAR0aQzmfKB7pGylA7idAXT34Y1EUACDmMF6WUCUGYOYLQX7P34OPaPNhnxA

"Understanding Mergers: 'No, Microsoft isn't Renaming Zenimax as Vault' (VL413)"
YouTube Video - February 10, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/_VGEDapj2TE

"Basics in M&A: Indemnification Provisions"
Arnold and Porter Website
https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/perspectives/publications/2016/03/20160323_basics_in_ma_indemnification_pr_12768

DLA Piper Global Litigation Guide
US Prejudgment Attachments and Freezing Orders
https://www.dlapiperintelligence.com/litigation/insight/index.html?c=US&t=08-prejudgment-attachments-and-freezing-orders


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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