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The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is a non-profit organization of industry professionals, which organize the annual D.I.C.E. ("Design Innovate Communicate Entertain") Summit which includes the presentations of the D.I.C.E. Awards.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is an American interactive entertainment company.
Alienware is an American computer hardware subsidiary of Dell.
Arkane Studios SASU is a French video game developer based in Lyon, France.
Ars Technica (a Latin-derived term that the site translates as the "art of technology") is a website covering news and opinions in technology, science, politics, and society, created by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998.
Artifact is an upcoming digital collectible card game developed and published by Valve Corporation.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent authority of the Australian government.
Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. (BNEI) is a Japanese video game development company and publisher.
Bellevue is a city in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, United States, across Lake Washington from Seattle.
BioWare is a Canadian video game developer located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher based in Irvine, California, and is a subsidiary of the American company Activision Blizzard.
Breach of contract is a legal cause of action and a type of civil wrong, in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party's performance.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (stylized as Call of Duty: MW3) is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, with assistance from Raven Software, and published by Activision.
Campo Santo Productions LLC is an American video game developer based in Bellevue, Washington.
is a Japanese video game developer and publisher known for creating numerous multi-million selling game franchises, including Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, Monster Hunter, and Dead Rising, as well as games based on the Disney animated properties.
CBS Interactive Inc. (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American media company and is a division of the CBS Corporation.
Charles Roberts Breyer (born 1941) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
The chief operating officer (COO), also called the chief operations officer, is one of the highest-ranking executive positions in an organization, comprising part of the "C-Suite".
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.
A class action, class suit, or representative action is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group.
A collective work in the Copyright law of the United States is a work that contains the works of several authors assembled and published into a collective whole.
Computer Gaming World (CGW) was an American computer game magazine published between 1981 and 2006.
Computerworld is a publication website and digital magazine for information technology (IT) and business technology professionals.
Condé Nast Inc. is an American mass media company founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast, based at One World Trade Center and owned by Advance Publications.
Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works.
Counter-Strike (CS) is a series of multiplayer first-person shooter video games, in which teams of terrorists battle to perpetrate an act of terror (bombing, hostage-taking) and counter-terrorists try to prevent it (bomb defusal, hostage rescue).
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero is a multiplayer video game, the follow-up to Counter-Strike.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation.
CyberPowerPC, also known as CyberPower, is an American computer manufacturer and retailer.
Daily active users (DAU) is one of the ways used for measuring success of an internet product, e.g., online social games.
Day of Defeat is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game set in the European theatre of World War II on the Western front.
Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mod for the video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.
Alloy LLC. d/b/a Defy Media, formerly known as Alloy Digital and Break Media, is an American digital media company that produces original online content for the 12–34 age group.
Digital distribution (also referred to as content delivery, online distribution, or electronic software distribution (ESD), among others) is the delivery or distribution of media content such as audio, video, software and video games.
Digital Single Market is a policy belonging to the European Single Market that covers digital marketing, E-commerce and telecommunication.
Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.
The is a home video game console released by Sega on November 27, 1998 in Japan, September 9, 1999 in North America, and October 14, 1999 in Europe.
The Eastside, in the context of the King County, Washington, United States area, is a collective term for the suburbs of Seattle located on the east side of Lake Washington.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.
The European Commission (EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.
A fairy (also fata, fay, fey, fae, fair folk; from faery, faerie, "realm of the fays") is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural.
Firewatch is a first-person mystery adventure game developed by Campo Santo and published by Campo Santo and Panic.
First-person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered around gun and other weapon-based combat in a first-person perspective; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist.
A flat organization (also known as horizontal organization) has an organizational structure with few or no levels of middle management between staff and executives.
Focus Home Interactive SA is a French independent video game publisher and distributor based in Paris, France.
Forbes is an American business magazine.
Future US, Inc. (formerly known as Imagine Media and The Future Network USA) is an American media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, music, and technology markets.
Gabe Logan Newell (born), often nicknamed Gaben, is an American computer programmer and businessman best known as the co-founder of the video game development and digital distribution company Valve Corporation.
Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking.
Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.
GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.
A gaming computer is a personal computer designed for playing computationally demanding video games.
Gearbox Software, L.L.C. is an American video game development company based in Frisco, Texas.
GeekWire is an American technology news website that covers startups and established technology companies.
GoldSrc (pronounced "gold source") is a game engine developed by Valve Corporation, first showcased in the 1998 first-person shooter game Half-Life.
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Half-Life (stylized HλLF-LIFE) is a series of first-person shooter games developed and published by Valve.
Half-Life (stylized as HλLF-LIFE) is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve and published by Sierra Studios for Microsoft Windows in 1998.
Half-Life 2 (stylized as HλLF-LIFE2) is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.
Half-Life: Blue Shift is an expansion pack for Valve Software's science fiction first-person shooter video game Half-Life.
Half-Life: Decay is a multiplayer-only expansion pack for Valve Software's first-person shooter Half-Life.
Half-Life: Opposing Force is an expansion pack for Valve Software's science fiction first-person shooter video game Half-Life.
The Harlem Shake is an Internet meme in the form of a video in which a group of people dance to a short excerpt from the song "Harlem Shake".
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..
Heroes of the Storm (HotS) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and macOS that was released on June 2, 2015.
The High Court of Australia is the supreme court in the Australian court hierarchy and the final court of appeal in Australia.
HTC Corporation (High Tech Computer Corporation) is a Taiwanese consumer electronics company headquartered in Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
The HTC Vive is a virtual reality headset developed by HTC and Valve Corporation.
IceFrog (born) is a pseudonymous video game designer, known for being the longest-serving designer of Defense of the Ancients (DotA), a custom Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos mod - and as the lead designer for the stand-alone sequel, Dota 2.
id Software LLC (see Company name) is an American video game developer headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks.
International Data Corporation (IDC) is a provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets.
International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) is a Chinese-owned, American-based media, data and marketing services and venture capital organization.
An Internet café, also known as a cybercafé, is a place which provides Internet access to the public, usually for a fee.
An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet.
An internship is a period of work experience offered by an organisation for a limited period of time.
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams (born June 27, 1966) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer.
Jeri Janet Ellsworth is an American entrepreneur and an autodidact computer chip designer and inventor.
Keystroke logging, often referred to as keylogging or keyboard capturing, is the action of recording (logging) the keys struck on a keyboard, typically covertly, so that the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored.
Kirkland is a city in King County, Washington, United States.
Koch Media GmbH is a German media enterprise started in February 1994 by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz.
Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.
A lawsuit (or suit in law) is "a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law." A lawsuit is any proceeding by a party or parties against another in a court of law.
League of Legends (abbreviated LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and macOS.
Left 4 Dead is a cooperative first-person shooter video game, developed by Valve South and published by Valve Corporation.
The Left 4 Dead franchise is based on a series of cooperative first-person shooter, survival horror video games developed by Valve Corporation.
A limited liability company (LLC) is the United States of America-specific form of a private limited company.
Lincoln Square is a mixed-use urban development in Bellevue, Washington, owned by prominent local developer Kemper Freeman.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., doing business as Lionsgate, is an American, Canadian-domiciled entertainment company.
A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office building.
Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg; Luxembourg, Luxemburg), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe.
Mashable is a digital media website founded by Pete Cashmore in 2005.
Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Mike Harrington is an American computer programmer, who is best known for being the co-founder of the video game development and digital distribution company, Valve Corporation.
The Ministry of Finance (Υπουργείο Οικονομικών) is the government department responsible for Greece's public finances.
A mod (short for "modification") is an alteration that changes some aspects or one aspect of a video game, such as how it looks or behaves.
Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), also known as action real-time strategy (ARTS), is a subgenre of strategy video games that originated as a subgenre of real-time strategy, in which a player controls a single character in a team who compete versus another team of players.
Open allocation refers to a management style in which employees are given a high degree of freedom in choosing what projects to work on, and how to allocate their time.
Open architecture is a type of computer architecture or software architecture that is designed to make adding, upgrading and swapping components easy.
Open-source software (OSS) is a type of computer software whose source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.
An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.
A patch is a set of changes to a computer program or its supporting data designed to update, fix, or improve it.
Pay to play, sometimes pay for play, is a phrase used for a variety of situations in which money is exchanged for services or the privilege to engage in certain activities.
PC Gamer is a magazine founded in the United Kingdom in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future plc.
PC World, stylized PCWorld, is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG.
PCGamesN is an online video game magazine.
Ping is a computer network administration software utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network.
The PlayStation 2 (PS2) is a home video game console that was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Polygon is an American video game website that publishes news, culture, reviews, and videos.
Portal is a series of first-person puzzle-platform video games developed by Valve Corporation.
Portal is a puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.
The President is a leader of an organization, company, community, club, trade union, university or other group.
Prima Games is the largest publishing company of video game strategy guides in the United States.
A privately held company, private company, or close corporation is a business company owned either by non-governmental organizations or by a relatively small number of shareholders or company members which does not offer or trade its company stock (shares) to the general public on the stock market exchanges, but rather the company's stock is offered, owned and traded or exchanged privately.
Quake is a first-person shooter video game, developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive in 1996.
The Quake engine is the game engine developed by id Software to power their 1996 video game Quake.
Quality of service (QoS) is the description or measurement of the overall performance of a service, such as a telephony or computer network or a cloud computing service, particularly the performance seen by the users of the network.
Riot Games, Inc. is an American video game developer and eSports tournament organizer based in West Los Angeles, California.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun (also known as RPS) is a UK-based blog operated by Rock, Paper, Shotgun Ltd and authored by Alec Meer, Jim Rossignol, Adam Smith, John Walker, and formerly also Kieron Gillen and Quintin Smith.
A role-playing video game (commonly referred to as simply a role-playing game or an RPG as well as a computer role-playing game or a CRPG) is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a character (and/or several party members) immersed in some well-defined world.
A router is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks.
Screen Digest Ltd is a company providing business intelligence, research and analysis on the global media markets based in London, United Kingdom, that has grown out of a monthly journal of that name that was founded in 1971.
SCS Software s.r.o. is a Czech video game development company based in Prague, Czech Republic.
A sequel is a literature, film, theatre, television, music or video game that continues the story of, or expands upon, some earlier work.
Shacknews, commonly referred to as "The Shack", is a website offering news, features, editorial content, and forums relating to computer games and console games.
Sierra Entertainment, Inc. (formerly On-Line Systems and later Sierra On-Line, Inc.) was an American video game developer and publisher based in Bellevue, Washington.
A société à responsabilité limitée (short SARL and variations thereof; lit. "society with limited responsibility") is a form of private company that exists mainly in French-speaking countries, such as France, Luxembourg, Monaco, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Madagascar, Lebanon, and Switzerland (where it is also designated by GmbH or Sagl).
Source is a 3D video game engine developed by Valve Corporation.
Source Filmmaker (abbreviated as SFM) is a video capture and editing application that works from inside the Source game engine.
In media, a spin-off (or spinoff) is a radio program, television program, video game, film, or any narrative work, derived from already existing works that focus on more details and different aspects from the original work (e.g. particular topics, characters or events).
Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation, which offers digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming, video streaming and social networking services.
SteamOS is a Debian-based Linux operating system by Valve Corporation and is the primary operating system for Valve's Steam Machine video game console.
Steve Feak (born August 1, 1984), better known by the in-game name Guinsoo, is an American game designer.
Stuff is a British men's magazine featuring reviews of consumer electronics and previews of future technology.
Tax avoidance is the legal usage of the tax regime in a single territory to one's own advantage to reduce the amount of tax that is payable by means that are within the law.
Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.
Team Fortress Classic (also known as Team Fortress 1.5) is a first-person shooter developed and released by Valve in 1999.
TechRadar is an online publication focused on technology, with editorial teams in the US, UK, Australia and India.
The Crossing was set to be a first-person shooter video game by Arkane Studios, which attempted to fuse single-player and multiplayer by threading its single-player campaign through live multiplayer games.
The Escapist (typeset as the escapist) is an online magazine covering mostly video games as well as movies, comics, TV, and more.
The theory of the firm consists of a number of economic theories that explain and predict the nature of the firm, company, or corporation, including its existence, behaviour, structure, and relationship to the market.
Thomas Samuel Zilly (born 1935) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
A trademark, trade mark, or trade-markThe styling of trademark as a single word is predominantly used in the United States and Philippines only, while the two-word styling trade mark is used in many other countries around the world, including the European Union and Commonwealth and ex-Commonwealth jurisdictions (although Canada officially uses "trade-mark" pursuant to the Trade-mark Act, "trade mark" and "trademark" are also commonly used).
Turtle Rock Studios (formerly Valve South) is an American video game developer founded in March 2002 by Michael Booth.
UFC Que Choisir (official name: Union fédérale des consommateurs, "federal union of consumers") is a French consumers group.
The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington (in case citations, W.D. Wash.) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises the following counties of the state of Washington: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum, and Whatcom.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is an American media company serving Hispanic and Latino Americans. The company dates back to the first Spanish language television network in the U.S., founded in the early 1960s as Spanish International Network (SIN). The founders of Univision were Rene Anselmo and Telesistema Mexicano founder Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta. UCI has evolved into a multimedia company with 16 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 61 television stations; and online and mobile apps, products and content creation facilities in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami. UCI’s headquarters is in Midtown Manhattan. Prior to 2007, the headquarters was in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles.
A value-added tax (VAT), known in some countries as a goods and services tax (GST), is a type of tax that is assessed incrementally, based on the increase in value of a product or service at each stage of production or distribution.
Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) is an anti-cheat software developed by Valve Corporation as a component of the Steam platform, first released with Counter-Strike in 2002.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
A video game developer is a software developer that specializes in video game development – the process and related disciplines of creating video games.
The video game industry is the economic sector involved in the development, marketing, and monetization of video games.
A virtual reality headset is a head-mounted device that provides virtual reality for the wearer.
Vivendi Games, formerly known as Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing or Vivendi Universal Publishing then Vivendi Universal Games or VU Games, was a wholly owned subsidiary of Vivendi responsible for video game developers inherited after acquiring Havas and Universal Interactive Studios.
VOGL is a debugger for the OpenGL rendering API intended to be used in the development of video games.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is a high fantasy real-time strategy video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, and was released in July 2002.
Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations (UN).
Ioannis Georgiou "Yanis" Varoufakis (Ioánnis Georgíou "Giánis" Varoufákis,; born 24 March 1961) is a Greek economist, academic and politician, who served as the Greek Minister of Finance from January to July 2015, when he resigned.
ZDNet is a business technology news website published by CBS Interactive, along with TechRepublic.
ZeniMax Media Inc. is an American video game holding company based in Rockville, Maryland.
ZOTAC is a computer hardware manufacturer based in Macau.
Zynga Inc. is an American social game developer running social video game services founded in April 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
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