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Activition vs EA $400mil lawsuit gets green light

Postby Glahardt » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:55 am

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Re: Activition vs EA $200mil lawsuit gets green light

Postby Vegedus » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:21 pm

Some of the biggest game publishers, and definitely the two most sue-happy companies in the industry going head to head, in a legal battle over MW2, one of them most selling FPS games ever, in one of the most controversial cases of publisher versus developer ever?

Wow. This is big. I'm almost expecting the loser of this to die.
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Re: Activition vs EA $200mil lawsuit gets green light

Postby Morpheus » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:33 pm

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Re: Activition vs EA $200mil lawsuit gets green light

Postby WiNg0o » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:38 pm

You know what, EA has not been near as evil as Activision lately (Bobby Kotick basically being the gaming satan) and I'm actually hoping Activision ends up just wasting its time.
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Re: Activition vs EA $200mil lawsuit gets green light

Postby zepherin » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:45 pm

400 million not 200, headline in that link is odd. Shows 400 in the body and other article headlines are 400. What is going to matter are 3 things.

First who owns the rights to Call of Duty. It is possible that Infinity Ward owns the rights and never signed them over, unlikely but possible. Publisher developer contracts can be pretty convoluted

Second if Activision was acting in good faith. If the judge does indeed think that Activision fired them to avoid paying royalties, and if they have neglected royalties altogether Activision will likely lose their IP because of breach of contract.

Third whether Infinity Ward acted in good faith. It'll be expensive if they were not acting in good faith.
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Re: Activition vs EA $400mil lawsuit gets green light

Postby Wulfespinndel » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:46 pm

SHIT.

That's all I can say about this thread.

Fuck em all in the ass boys.
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Re: Activition vs EA $200mil lawsuit gets green light

Postby Mathias » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:18 pm

zepherin wrote:Activision will likely lose their IP because of breach of contract.

I'm curious, how might that affect the online gaming community for CoD?
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Re: Activition vs EA $200mil lawsuit gets green light

Postby zepherin » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:45 pm

Mathias wrote:
zepherin wrote:Activision will likely lose their IP because of breach of contract.

I'm curious, how might that affect the online gaming community for CoD?

Not at all. This won't be settled for another 5-10 years. It'll take 3-5 years for a judgement, then appeals from the losing side. This will be an old game by then with Call of Duty 5 grey ops black bag edition being the new hotness.
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