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RoxStar 06-04-2009 03:48 PM

Activion can die in a fire
 
From the article

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Originally Posted by Kotaku
Publisher Activision has filed suit against Brütal Legend developer Double Fine Productions to prevent the release of the heavy metal game starring Jack Black, putting the title's Rocktober release in jeopardy.

According to a report from the Associated Press, Activision claims that Double Fine failed to deliver Brütal Legend on time and mostly on its dime. The suit contends that the Brütal Legend dev was paid $15 million to finish the game, but missed a key deadline, with Double Fine asking for another $7 million in development monies and a nine month extension.

When Vivendi and Activision merged last year, Brütal Legend was missing from the list of titles that Activision would inherit and publish. But Activision claims it still retains its rights to the open world action adventure and that the mega-publisher has suffered "irreparable harm" in losing the game.

The lawsuit is unlikely a surprise for EA and Double Fine, as Activision expressed its unhappiness with the game being handed over to its biggest competitor earlier this year. EA's response to Activision's legal threats called them as ridiculous as "a husband abandoning his family and then suing after his wife meets a better looking guy."

Brütal Legend's presence at E3 2009 is big. New publisher Electronic Arts is banking heavily on the game, but if Activision is successful in its latest round of litigation, it's possible that we might have to start looking forward to a Rockvember or Rockcember release.

Please don't delay this game ;;

Full Article: http://kotaku.com/5279036/activision...e#viewcomments

urluckyday 06-04-2009 05:39 PM

I feel worse for Tim than anyone...his last release didn't get much attention...and now that this game does...just more problems...

DarthAve 06-09-2009 08:19 PM

D=

Unless Activision can back up their claims, then it's no good. They dropped the game, what rights should they still have? They're just trying to get money out of a promising game. A divorced husband can't sue his ex-wife for dating a better looking man, so I think a lot of what Activision is saying is crap to stall the release.

Jeff 06-09-2009 10:11 PM

Tim Schafer: "Hey, if Activision liked it, then they should have put a ring on it. Oh great, now Beyoncé is going to sue me too."

Hahaha I love you Tim.

Pwnzor326 06-10-2009 06:33 PM

I find it interesting how Activision and EA have changed places. Activision is now the company whoring out there franchises every year (i.e. Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and Tony Hawk) while EA has published a ton of new ips (i.e. Mirror's Edge, Deadspace, Brutal Legend).

Jeff 06-10-2009 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Pwnzor326 (Post 2633647)
I find it interesting how Activision and EA have changed places. Activision is now the company whoring out there franchises every year (i.e. Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and Tony Hawk) while EA has published a ton of new ips (i.e. Mirror's Edge, Deadspace, Brutal Legend).

Yep, that's what I've been saying for a while now. Activision is the new EA. I mean come on, 7 Guitar Hero games released in one year!?

RoxStar 06-13-2009 01:42 AM

I think I would break down in tears if this game got delayed. Or worse, delayed indefinitely.

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Originally Posted by Jeff (Post 2633667)
I mean come on, 7 Guitar Hero games released in one year!?

Yeah that's a little excessive.

Rock Band is way better anyway!

urluckyday 06-13-2009 12:58 PM

^I think 1 is a little excessive...I can't stand those stupid little guitars...but that's just me...

Man'O'waR 06-16-2009 04:11 PM

Activison = Betrayers and corrupt bastards.
First they give up, leaving Tim and the project, now, they see some money coming and they want the game back.
I'm sure EA will deal with this problem, it's a powerful company on the video-game industry, i also hope the EA and Double Fine start thinking about a PC version, when the game was in activision's hands i had no hope for a PC port, but mostly of EA (and all Tim Schaffer's) titles were released for windows. L

Taak Farst 07-02-2009 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Man'O'waR (Post 2636023)
Activison = Betrayers and corrupt bastards.

Lol!
Don't take no crap from those bastards, boy!


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