In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Candy Crush Saga is coming pre-installed on Windows 10.
On a scale of 1 to “Plants vs. Zombies 2 isn’t coming out for PC”, this strikes me as about a 6 or 7.
One of the main things that those “freemium” skinner-box games had going for them is that, pretty much, you had to know about them before you ever had an opportunity to play them… and Facebook did a great job of making learning about them as obnoxious as it was likely to be fun. (e.g., “QUIT OFFERING ME A FREE COW TO PLAY FARMVILLE!!!”)
Putting it *ON* the computer? That’s just eeeevil. They’re going to snooker people who never, ever would have found themselves part of that lifestyle.
Then again, maybe after they’ve been bit, they’ll get into “buy once, play forever” kinda games and we’re opening the franchise. Maybe.
So… what are you playing?
(Picture is “Untitled” by our very own Will Truman. Used with permission.)