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Lawsuit: Apple and Tetris Company Stole Plot for Film About Iconic Video Game from Author’s Book

Apple and The Tetris Company are facing a lawsuit filed by author Dan Ackerman, who accuses them of adapting his 2016 book The Tetris Effect: The Game That Hypnotized the World into a film without his permission. The lawsuit, which identifies 22 “similarities” between the book and the movie Tetris which released earlier this year, requests damages of six percent of the film’s $80 million production budget, equal to $4.8 million.

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China Denies Approval for New Online Games, Rocking Global Industry

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Thursday that Chinese regulators will not approve any new online games for at least a month, following a month in which approval has been granted very slowly. The news caused gaming industry stocks to slide in markets around the world, as investors feared losing access to the immense Chinese market.

This photo taken on January 29, 2018 shows students practicing computer games in an eSports class at the Lanxiang technical school in Jinan, in China's eastern Shandong province. - Most teachers would not be impressed to discover a student playing video games in their class. But at a school in …