UPDATE 2/11/11: this issue really isn’t going away – there are now stories of gamer rage in Germany about alleged anti-privacy stance in EA Origins and Battlefield 3 (not quite sure how that works together – I imagine it means that the release of Battlefield 3 has raised the concerns about Origins again). There has been… Continue reading The EA Origins EULA is a non-story
Activision has obtained court permission to join EA to its lawsuit against former Infinity Ward executives Jason West and Vince Zampella, according to Joystiq. You can read more about the recent steps in this increasingly bitter lawsuit here. What this latest development means is that, barring any other unforeseen developments, the trial will go ahead… Continue reading Activision joins EA to Infinity Ward lawsuit
UPDATE: apparently, West and Zampella have filed a response to Activision’s application to enlarge its lawsuit against them, basically complaining that Activision is trying to bankrupt them in the litigation. Ouch. Ofc, hopefully they have more substantive grounds for opposing Activision, but since irritatingly no one has published the court documents, I can’t check :/… Continue reading More on the Infinity Ward lawsuit: EA to join the party?
I wrote last week about the Tim Langdell/Edge Games’ lawsuit against EA over a range of “Edge”-related trademarks, in which Mr Langdell took a beating to put it lightly. Here’s a few updates since then: Rob Crossley at Develop reports that Edge Games is also involved in a legal dispute with Future Publishing, publisher of Edge… Continue reading Langdell v EA, Part 2
I’ve been meaning for some time to write about two things: (1) EA’s stunt over introducing the Taliban into Medal of Honor as a playable faction, and their subsequent u-turn; and (2) the pending US Supreme Court case over games classification in California. In both cases, I am v interested in what these developments mean for… Continue reading Medal of Honor, Games Classification and Free Speech
It was revealed today that Tim Langdell, the man behind Edge Games, has comprehensively lost his lawsuit claiming that EA had infringed his “EDGE” trademarks when it released “Mirror’s Edge”. The case is one of a number of recent attempts by Langdell to protect these alleged trademarks – all of which are thrown into serious question… Continue reading Langdell v EA: what the lawsuit really means
News has emerged that the next Medal of Honor game, EA’s wannabe answer to Acti’s Modern Warfare, will permit gamers to play as the Taliban in multiplayer mode. At which point, various people (including me) raise an eyebrow and conclude that this is quite deliberately intended as a media stunt (as was Modern Warfare 2’s infamous… Continue reading EA courts controversy with Medal of Honor ‘Taliban’ playability