Major video game group sues Chicago over online game tax

Playing Minecraft online in Chicago is 9 percent more expensive than it used to be. That’s because the city of Chicago reinterpreted its longstanding Amusement Tax in 2015 — one half of the controversial “Cloud Tax” — and it’s a move a leading video game industry group says was illegal.

The Entertainment Software Association, a Washington, D.C.-based group that includes Nintendo, EA and Disney Interactive Studios among its members, filed a challenge to the reinterpretation in Cook County Circuit Court Monday.

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