Wednesday, February 1

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Gaming

Sonic Co-Creator Yuji Naka Arrested Over Dragon Quest Game

Over the past 24 hours a number of people in Japan—including a Square Enix employee—have been arrested on insider trading charges related to a Dragon Quest game announcement. Legendary Sega designer Yuji Naka is reportedly among them.The scandal centers around a studio called Aiming, which in 2020 was announced as the developer of a new Dragon Quest game, called Tact. Last night, it was first alleged that 38-year-old Square Enix employee Taisuke Sazaki, who has worked on Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games, knew of the deal before it was publicly announced, and along with a friend purchased a ton of shares in Aiming, hoping to profit when their share price (presumably) went up.Naka, 57, who is credited as one of the main creators of Sonic the Hedgehog and who has also worked on everythi...
Gaming

Father & ‘Adult Son’ Found Guilty Over 2018 Pokémon Go ‘Brawl’

Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi (Getty Images)In June 2018 a brawl erupted in a park in St Louis that led to a victim suffering a “traumatic eye injury”. The fight was captured on video and led to two men being arrested on serious assault charges. Those men have finally been tried, with a court finding both guilty of felony third-degree assault.As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report, the two men charged—75 year-old Robert Matteuzzi and his 35 year-old son Angelo Matteuzzi—were recorded in 2018 assaulting a man near a lake in Kirkwood Park, where they were seen “repeatedly punching the victim and holding the man down in the water”.Kirkwood Park is apparently a Pokémon Go hotspot, with locals constantly vying over the gym there, and it’s this conflict that sparked the brawl. Angelo had been trying to ...
Anne Heche’s son bids to ‘expand authority’ over late mum’s estate | Entertainment
Entertainment

Anne Heche’s son bids to ‘expand authority’ over late mum’s estate | Entertainment

Anne Heche’s son is bidding to “expand his authority” over his late mum’s estate.Homer Laffoon, 20, asked for a bond of $800,000 (£703,000) as part of his ‘ex-parte application’ with the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County to extend his control as special administrator of the estate.Documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight lodged on Thursday (20.10.22) and reported on Sunday (23.10.22) show the 20-year-old asserts the expansion is “necessary” as the “tangible personal property of the estate” located in Anne’s apartment needs to be moved as soon as possible in order to “avoid additional fees, costs and possible loss”.Homer also claims cheques ...
Judge Greg Mathis on TV, Social Justice, Family Matters
Entertainment

Judge Greg Mathis on TV, Social Justice, Family Matters

Judge Greg Mathis recently launched the 24th season of his reality court show Judge Mathis.Inspired by his gang-to-gavel story, the nationally syndicated series is presided over by Mathis, a former Detroit-area district court judge. In each hour-long episode of the Daytime Emmy and NAACP Image Award-winning show, Judge Mathis lays down the law, presiding over real, hard-hitting cases, and his decisions are legal and binding.The hallmark of Judge Mathis is the judge himself, as he combines a refreshing mix of social commentary, humor, and humanity. His use of the bench to provide resolution and counseling to litigants before him during each episode has catapulted Judge Mathis to the forefront of a national dialogue about real issues facing contemporary society.In May 2022, Judge Mathis rece...
MT’s only contested district court race shaped by statewide politics
Politics

MT’s only contested district court race shaped by statewide politics

There are a lot of peculiarities in this year’s race for district court judge in Cascade County.First, it is the only contested district court race in the state. Ten other district court judges will be elected this year without a challenger.Second, it’s perhaps the most tangible distillation of the state Legislature’s open attacks on the judicial branch last year. While GOP lawmakers antagonized the co-equal branch of government, they also succeeded in passing a new law on how judges reach the bench.David Grubich, the incumbent judge in the race, came to the bench through that new process. His challenger, Michele Levine, was the appointee left by the previous Democratic governor who Republicans rejected amid that newly heightened scrutiny. ...
Gaming

17-Year-Old Suspected GTA 6 Leaker Has Been Arrested

Image: Rockstar GamesToday, London City Police announced they had arrested a 17-year-old from Oxfordshire Thursday evening. While the police have yet to confirm why, it’s been reported that the teen was arrested in connection with the recent Uber and Grand Theft Auto VI leaks. The suspect remains in City Police custody at this time.As reported by The Desk and reporter Matthew Keys, the arrest of the suspected 17-year-old GTA hacker by police in the United Kingdom was part of an investigation being conducted by the FBI and the UK’s Cyber Crime Unit. It had previously been reported that the FBI was likely looking into the recent hacks at Uber and Rockstar Games. A source told The Desk that the teenager is being held on numerous charges, including conspiracy to attack at least two different ...
Former business partner will seek new trial in $2.5 million defamation suit against Sugar Shack founder | Crime News
Business

Former business partner will seek new trial in $2.5 million defamation suit against Sugar Shack founder | Crime News

Founded in 2015, Pello Bikes makes high-quality bikes for kids that are fit for all types of riding in Richmond and beyond. From 8@4 presented by Massey Cancer Center from the Virginia Wayside Furniture studio. A former business partner of Sugar Shack founder and CEO Ian Kelley says he plans to seek a new trial in his $2.5 million malicious prosecution and defamation lawsuit against Kelley, after the first trial ended with a hung jury.Dustin Smith, an investor and former board member of Sugar Shack Donuts, said this week that he and his attorney will try once again to convince a jury of the merits of his complaint.The judge in the first proceeding declared a mistrial after jurors could not reach a una...
Gaming

Dragon Ball Voice Actor Accused Of Sexual Assault May Pay More

Photo: Amanda Edwards (Getty Images)In 2019, embattled anime voice actor Vic Mignogna, accused of sexual harassment by several parties, filed a defamation lawsuit against former employer Funimation and several other voice actors. The court ruled against him in October of that year, prompting him to file an appeal. Yesterday, he not only lost his appeal on all counts, but may be required to pay additional legal fees to the defendants of his suit.The Court of Appeals in the Second Appellate District of Texas found that Mignogna did not provide enough evidence to prove that some of the statements made against him were false or that any were made with malice. According to the court’s decision, Mignogna will not only be responsible for paying off fees related to his appeal, but will likely have...
Gaming

Bungie Throwing Shit At Wall In Court

Image: Bungie / KotakuLast year, Bungie filed a lawsuit against alleged Destiny 2 cheat maker AimJunkies claiming copyright infringement. Then, earlier this year, a judge dismissed most of that case, forcing Bungie to refile its lawsuit. Now, AimJunkies is fighting back, claiming in a press release that the former Halo dev is wrong in its claims that AimJunkies’ software caused any harm. What’s more, the company suggests that Bungie is throwing “shit” at “the wall” in court in an effort to see what sticks.As reported by TorrentFreak, AimJunkies is firing back at Bungie via press release following its earlier victory in court against the studio behind Destiny. That victory happened back in April of this year, when a federal judge dismissed most of Bungie’s lawsuit against the cheat maker, s...