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Ryan’s Videos and Target Audience

Evidence

Ryan’s Videos and Target Audience

In order to establish the age of Ryan ToysReview’s target audience, TINA.org conducted an appraisal of every video published on the YouTube channel between January 1 and July 31, 2019,…

Star Trek Fleet Command Video Game

Class Action

Star Trek Fleet Command Video Game

In 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the publisher of the online video game Star Trek Fleet Command alleging that the game, which is free to play, defrauds players…

Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Video Games

Class Action

Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Video Games

In January 2014, a federal judge granted the parties’ joint motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging that ZeniMax Media Inc. and Bethesda Softworks LLC misleadingly market the Elder Scrolls…

Warner Brothers

Brands

Warner Brothers

TINA.org investigated Warner Brothers’s use of online influencers to promote video games and found that the company was violating an FTC Order that barred it from misrepresenting sponsored content as the…

Roblox Brand Avatar Influencers

Evidence

Roblox Brand Avatar Influencers

During its investigation of Roblox, TINA.org compiled a sampling of more than 20 avatar influencers (i.e., Roblox avatars created by social media influencers) failing to disclose their material connections to…

Electronic Arts (EA)

Brands

Electronic Arts (EA)

TINA.org joined coalition urging FTC to investigate video game company’s use of dark patterns and other deceptive marketing tactics.

Entertainment Software Association

Consumer Basics

Entertainment Software Association

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is an association based in D.C. that is exclusively dedicated to serving video game companies.  The group lobbies Congress and other legislative bodies extensively in…

No Man’s Sky

Ad Alert

No Man’s Sky

The sky is not the limit for this overhyped game, consumers complain.

Sony PS4 “Killzone: Shadow Fall” Game Graphics

Class Action

Sony PS4 “Killzone: Shadow Fall” Game Graphics

May 2015: The parties agreed to dismiss the plaintiff’s individual claims in this lawsuit with prejudice, meaning that the plaintiff cannot refile the claims. The reasons for the dismissal have…

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