Bethesda settles stolen games dispute with retailer


British retailer Awesome Games recently came under fire for some copies of Fallout 3 it had purchased. Believed to be imported stock, the fact that the title had yet to release did not clue in Awesome Games to the potential origins of these copies of Fallout 3, which developer Bethesda believed to be stolen. Now, the two have managed to settle the dispute out of court, with Awesome Games owner Ahnes Qureshi paying monetary damages to Bethesda and an injunction being placed that would prevent the retailer from infringing on Bethesda's properties in the future.

It's a much more peaceful resolution than what we had in mind, really, which involved hanging chainsaws and dog whistles.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.