Video Game Law Blog

August 17, 2005

One of our readers asked for an update on the Burke v. Microsoft case. For those of you who don't know about the case, Sean Burke is the gamer who sued Microsoft in October 2004 because his Xbox kept crashing. He alleged that "the defective Xboxes stop working after minimal usage, after unreasonably, unconscionably, unusually and unexpectedly short amounts of time."

OK, so here's the update nothing has happened since October. 
Alright, that's not completely true; there have actually been 4 status hearings since October. And another one is scheduled for September 19, 2005. But that appears to be it. We'll let you know if something exciting happens on September 19.