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EA Dropping Licensed Firearms

Reuters reports on EA's plans to drop licensed guns from their video games, or more accurately the licensing part, as they still plan to include the guns without the licenses under the fair-use principle, quoting EA's Frank Gibeau saying "A book doesn't pay for saying the word 'Colt,' for example." They say recent shootings and the NRA's attempts to shift blame for them onto the games industry did not factor into this, quoting EA spokesman Jeff Brown: "The response from our audience was pretty clear: they feel the comments from the NRA were a simple attempt to change the subject." They also note that there is currently a preliminary legal action between EA and Bell Helicopter over unlicensed helicopters in the Battlefield series, which Bell says is trademark infringement, and they suggest how the Bell case turns out may reflect on the legality of using the firearms as fair use. The article also states: "Legal experts say there isn't a single case so far where gun companies have sued video game companies for using branded guns without a license." Activision declined to comment when Reuters asked whether they were considering dropping gun licenses from the Call of Duty series.

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144. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 14, 2013, 10:54 Quinn
 
Redmask wrote on May 14, 2013, 07:12:
Quinn wrote on May 14, 2013, 05:26:
Such "witty" little fuckers on da Blues

Wittier than you.

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143. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 14, 2013, 07:12 Redmask
 
Quinn wrote on May 14, 2013, 05:26:
Such "witty" little fuckers on da Blues

Wittier than you.
 
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142. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 14, 2013, 05:26 Quinn
 
Such "witty" little fuckers on da Blues  
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141. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 13, 2013, 22:03 Prez
 
Do you want to hear MY self-important ramblings that no one cares about now?

I was never a happy child.
I spent long periods of time alone.
I prefer my own company to anyone else's in the universe.
I have had a bad back since birth and it gets a little worse every year.
I am not afraid to cry in public and I like cuddling.
I have low testoterone and a low sperm count.
I secretly liked Vanilla Ice, Rick Astley, Milli Vanilli and N' Sync and still do.

Err.. wow. That is MORE than enough I think.

P.S. Only some of the above is actually true. I'll let you figure out which is which on your own.
 
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140. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 13, 2013, 10:54 Verno
 
I think we've heard more than enough from you already and I do not trust a single thing you say Smash  
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139. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 13, 2013, 10:36 Eldaron Imotholin
 
Verno wrote on May 13, 2013, 09:00:
Your delusions know no bounds.

The rambling self important crap that no one wants to hear or his silly CS claims?

Prolly the latter. He threw down the gauntlet in a thread where I bashed CS, and I claimed that spraying was as if not more rewarding than accurate bursts. We joined a server, I aimed, I sprayed, he died x16. It was amusing. I died just as many times, ofc, but my point was not disproven. He was pissed. The end.
 
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138. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 13, 2013, 09:00 Verno
 
Your delusions know no bounds.

The rambling self important crap that no one wants to hear or his silly CS claims?
 
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137. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 12, 2013, 14:32 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on May 10, 2013, 17:57:
See? Politics sidelined a perfectly good EA-bashing thread. Unacceptable!

I don't know if I am more taken aback by how stupid it is that you need to pay a licensing fee to model a Colt or Bushmaster assault rifle in your game (especially when there are umpteen AR-15 versions by different manufacturers that all look virtually identical) or by EA's blatant hypocricy. "Guns and gun manufacturers are bad... we just won't let that stop us from making tons of cash on games loaded with guns and shooting people."

It's just their story. In reality, they're doing this to save money, not for any moral reason.

Truthfully, licensing guns in these games makes sense.
 
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136. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 12, 2013, 14:22 Sepharo
 
Your delusions know no bounds.  
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135. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 12, 2013, 09:28 Eldaron Imotholin
 
My friends would agree

Online I'm absolutely horrible, though. Way too tempered and impatient. I'm a straight up and in the face kinda guy, which is the main reason why I backed off from Blues and hardly ever post anymore. It's the Italian blood ^^ Oh, that and the fact that this community is the absolute winner of most wanna-be smart-ass members, which rubs me the wrong way. But 'nough said. I understand why you don't like me, Seph. After all, This noob did own yer elite ass in Counter-Strike that one time you tried to prove a point xD
 
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134. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 12, 2013, 07:08 Sepharo
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on May 12, 2013, 05:58:
Any ol' thread? Hahaha you're something. Now I'm not just a bigot and racist, but also a fanatic or something? This is right about the first time I mentioned Islamification here. Stop adding oil to the fire, kid.

Oh, and let's stay on topic from now on and quit the childish quips.

Maybe it's the first time you've mentioned Islamification specifically but you made yourself known as a bigot a while back.

Attempting to belittle me by calling me a kid and my words childish. Oh how I wish I could've read your other replies, you're clearly a classy individual.
 
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133. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 12, 2013, 05:58 Eldaron Imotholin
 
Any ol' thread? Hahaha you're something. Now I'm not just a bigot and racist, but also a fanatic or something? This is right about the first time I mentioned Islamification here. Stop adding oil to the fire, kid.

Oh, and let's stay on topic from now on and quit the childish quips.
 
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132. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 12, 2013, 05:09 Prez
 
Sepharo wrote on May 11, 2013, 15:24:
Damn, I should've got up earlier.
I wanted to see the response from the two who can't help but bring up Islamification in any ol' thread.

Hmmm EA... Guns... Europe not like U.S... ISLAMIFICATION! OH YEAH!

Well since the enemies portrayed in most modern day shooters like Medal of Honor are Middle Eastern, maybe EA is going to be dropping Islamification from their videogames next? Then all this babble will be relevent!
 
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131. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 11, 2013, 15:24 Sepharo
 
Damn, I should've got up earlier.
I wanted to see the response from the two who can't help but bring up Islamification in any ol' thread.

Hmmm EA... Guns... Europe not like U.S... ISLAMIFICATION! OH YEAH!
 
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130. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 11, 2013, 12:05 nin
 
The thing is that most if not none of you seem to have the slightest idea what the situation is in western Europe

Don't give a fuck. Still has nothing to do with "EA Dropping Licensed Firearms".

 
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129. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 11, 2013, 10:25 Redmask
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on May 11, 2013, 09:10:
The thing is that most if not none of you seem to have the slightest idea what the situation is in western Europe. But yet you judge me for my opinion, my observations, call me names and insult me. It's funny, really, how it's those people who call me the bigot.

I doubt anyone cares about your opinion on what the problem is with western europe, you've displayed bigotry and ignorance already.

Go complain to your government or run for it, no one here can help you and I doubt most of us give a shit. It's obviously not allowed here.

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126. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 11, 2013, 08:40 Redmask
 
"If saying a bunch of bigoted, racist crap makes me a bigot then SO BE IT!"

Only on the internet folks.

What set him off was some people here, who started screaming "racist!" kinda shit -- which was uncalled for, and, matter of fact, inaccurate.

He explained what you did wrong here, you just keep ignoring it and playing the victim card.
 
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