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Valve & VU Games Suits Settled

Valve announces they and VU Games have settled their legal disputes:

Valve and Vivendi Universal Games Settle Lawsuit

Bellevue, WA and Los Angeles, CA – April 29, 2005 -- Valve and Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced the settlement of a pending federal court lawsuit filed by Valve in August 2002. The parties have resolved their differences, and the settlement provides for the dismissal of all claims and counterclaims. Under the settlement agreement, VU Games will cease distribution of retail packaged versions of Valve’s games, including Half-Life®, Half-Life 2, Counter-StrikeTM, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Counter-Strike: Source, effective August 31, 2005.

Additionally, VU Games has notified distributors and cyber cafes that were licensed by VU Games that only Valve is authorized to distribute Valve games to cyber cafés and grant cyber café licenses. Cyber café operators that were licensed by VU Games have also been notified that any license agreement from Sierra Entertainment, Vivendi Universal Games or any of their affiliates or distributors that may have granted rights to use Valve games in cyber cafés, whether written or oral, is terminated.

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110. Re: Get of VU Games' Back Apr 30, 2005, 03:15 Milkman Dan
 
I was really looking forward to Tribes Vengeance as well. I bought it, and, my God, the game was horrible. The single player was so buggy I would crash every time a certain movie sequence came up. Sigh. I don't think the multiplayer community of the game ever surpassed the number of people that were currently playing Tribes 2 or even 1.

Now that I think of it, the last two games that I bought that were so buggy that I couldn't finish the game were both VUGames. And both weren't allowed to release a patch because of VU. The other one was Simpson's Hit and Run for the PC.

Sigh. Steam on one hand, a crappy publisher on the other. Lose lose either way.

 
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  1. Apr 29, 12:00 They Won? ViRGE
  3. Apr 29, 12:01  Re: They Won? nin
  2. Apr 29, 12:01 No subject DanL
  4. Apr 29, 12:07  Re: No subject Zathrus
  31. Apr 29, 15:20   The customer is screwed. Riley Pizt
  34. Apr 29, 15:45    Re: The customer is screwed. Zathrus
  35. Apr 29, 16:02     Re: The customer is screwed. NHS7000
  55. Apr 29, 17:35      Re: The customer is screwed. Hump
  69. Apr 29, 19:53       Re: The customer is screwed. NHS7000
  44. Apr 29, 16:37     Re: The customer is screwed. Riley Pizt
  76. Apr 29, 20:50      Re: The customer is screwed. Zathrus
  98. Apr 30, 01:01       Re: The customer is screwed. Riley Pizt
  50. Apr 29, 17:24     Re: The customer is screwed. Tango
  6. Apr 29, 12:09  Re: No subject coughcool
  8. Apr 29, 12:36   Excellent Riker
  17. Apr 29, 13:50   Re: No subject DanL
  18. Apr 29, 13:52    Re: No subject nin
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  63. Apr 29, 18:19    Re: No subject Beamer
  72. Apr 29, 20:13     Re: No subject Zephalephelah
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  85. Apr 29, 22:41       Re: Beamer Zephalephelah
  86. Apr 29, 23:00        Re: Beamer Jensen
  87. Apr 29, 23:10        Re: Beamer Parallax Abstraction
  90. Apr 29, 23:40        Re: Beamer ViRGE
  96. Apr 30, 00:53       Re: No subject Riley Pizt
  97. Apr 30, 00:58        Re: No subject Prez
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  7. Apr 29, 12:10 Suck it down, VU!! ZigZang
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  15. Apr 29, 13:44  Re: a different view Overon
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  23. Apr 29, 14:28 depends Katlyn Brie
  25. Apr 29, 14:40  Re: depends the_culture
  26. Apr 29, 14:44   People are so naive about the world Zephalephelah
  29. Apr 29, 15:08    Re: People are so naive about the world Halsy
  30. Apr 29, 15:13     Fuck them both Kobalt
  57. Apr 29, 17:37    Re: People are so naive about the world Parallax Abstraction
  64. Apr 29, 18:26     Re: People are so naive about the world Beamer
  67. Apr 29, 19:43      Re: People are so naive about the world Undead Scottsman
  73. Apr 29, 20:21       Re: People are so naive about the world Beamer
  84. Apr 29, 22:12       Re: People are so naive about the world Creston
  88. Apr 29, 23:16        Re: People are so naive about the world Beamer
  89. Apr 29, 23:40         Re: People are so naive about the world Creston
  80. Apr 29, 21:47    Re: People are so naive about the world Jensen
  33. Apr 29, 15:39   Re: depends Milkman Dan
  36. Apr 29, 16:04    Re: depends nin
  45. Apr 29, 16:38     Re: depends Riley Pizt
  48. Apr 29, 17:01      Re: depends nin
  83. Apr 29, 22:03       Re: depends Creston
  91. Apr 30, 00:31       Re: depends Riley Pizt
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  47. Apr 29, 16:53     Re: depends Riley Pizt
  61. Apr 29, 17:47      Re: depends Parallax Abstraction
  111. Apr 30, 03:29     Re: depends Milkman Dan
  32. Apr 29, 15:27  No competition = higher prices Riley Pizt
  58. Apr 29, 17:40   Re: No competition = higher prices Parallax Abstraction
  59. Apr 29, 17:45    Re: No competition = higher prices CrimsonPaw
  93. Apr 30, 00:42     Re: No competition = higher prices Riley Pizt
  94. Apr 30, 00:42     Re: No competition = higher prices Riley Pizt
  95. Apr 30, 00:42     Re: No competition = higher prices Riley Pizt
  114. Apr 30, 10:55      Re: No competition = higher prices Dignan
  62. Apr 29, 18:00    Re: No competition = higher prices ViRGE
  65. Apr 29, 18:46     Re: No competition = higher prices Hump
  28. Apr 29, 15:05 Our fate is one step closer... vacs
  37. Apr 29, 16:05 So... Dreagon
  38. Apr 29, 16:18  Re: So... Kobalt
  39. Apr 29, 16:21  Re: No subject Sixis
  43. Apr 29, 16:29  Re: So... DanL
  40. Apr 29, 16:23 Bye-bye used games. mag
  42. Apr 29, 16:27  Re: Bye-bye used games. mag
  46. Apr 29, 16:42  Re: Bye-bye used games. Riley Pizt
  60. Apr 29, 17:45  Re: Bye-bye used games. Parallax Abstraction
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  56. Apr 29, 17:37 No subject CrimsonPaw
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  70. Apr 29, 20:07  Re: The pros and cons... Parallax Abstraction
  68. Apr 29, 19:50 1 down many to go. Ventry
  71. Apr 29, 20:09  Re: 1 down many to go. Parallax Abstraction
  75. Apr 29, 20:27 Majority... Allegra Geller
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  78. Apr 29, 21:12  Re: Don't Feed the trolls jm0ris0n
  79. Apr 29, 21:45   Re: Don't Feed the trolls Beamer
  81. Apr 29, 21:50 No subject Katlyn Brie
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  99. Apr 30, 01:03 Get of VU Games' Back Foxbat2500
  100. Apr 30, 01:07  Re: Get of VU Games' Back Prez
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