Tagged:  Lawsuit

By Jordyn Clough, June 9, 2013 0 GN

Patrice Désilets, the creative mind behind the Assassin’s Creed series, is suing Ubisoft for approximately $US400,000 and control of of the game 1666, which he had been building for THQ until it went bankrupt and sold the project to his former… Read More »

By Mike Murphy, January 17, 2013 0 GN

Jerry Lambert, the actor known for portraying Sony’s PlayStation VP of Everything, “Kevin Butler,” during a successful advertising run for the brand’s products, has settled a lawsuit with the company over his appearance in a Bridgestone commercial that promoted the… Read More »

By Mike Murphy, May 31, 2012 0 GN

The legal saga surrounding the creators of Call of Duty and the franchise’s publisher is finally at an end. Activision has reached a settlement with Jason West and Vince Zampella over a lawsuit filed by the duo back in 2010,… Read More »

By Mike Deas, April 18, 2012 0 GN

Earlier this week John Beiswenger, author of the novel Link, filed a complaint in Pennsylvania courts against Ubisoft for supposedly stealing his ideas for use in its extremely successful Assassin’s Creed franchise. Link‘s story revolves around a “device and process… Read More »

By Anthony LaBella, January 9, 2012 0 GN

A press release from ZeniMax Media has revealed that all Fallout intellectual property rights now belong exclusively to Bethesda. This news stems from a recent settlement reached between Bethesda and Interplay Entertainment after the former filed a lawsuit regarding the… Read More »

By Mike Murphy, January 9, 2012 2 GN

Electronic Arts will be defending its use of certain real-world helicopter models in Battlefield 3 by claiming it falls under protection from the First Amendment. The action comes as a preemptive lawsuit against Textron, a parent company of Bell helicopter,… Read More »

By Mike Murphy, December 28, 2011 0 GN

A private arbitrator has ordered Viacom, former owner of Rock Band developer Harmonix, to pay the studio’s former shareholders $383 million over a failure to pay performance-based bonuses. This decision has come in addition to a $150-million bonus payment already… Read More »

By Mike Murphy, December 22, 2011 0 GN

The long-standing legal battle between the two biggest publishers in the industry, Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard, is finally going to court over $400-million-contract-interference claims around the alleged poaching of former Activision employees Jason West and Vince Zampella by EA…. Read More »