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Re: Op Ed
Nov 26, 2008, 18:43
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Re: Op Ed Nov 26, 2008, 18:43
Nov 26, 2008, 18:43
 
What she means by "get them upset" is "cause them to pirate", as opposed to "stop buying games", which is what they should do from the standpoint of making a stand based on principle.
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Re: No subject
Jul 31, 2008, 18:35
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Re: No subject Jul 31, 2008, 18:35
Jul 31, 2008, 18:35
 
You can't let it get to the point of being silly. ...his likeness, sure, but he can't have a copyright over a muscular black man. Nor can he have a copyright over a RB who plays for the Cleveland Browns (and it's #32, not #3257463...so considering all RB's have only about 25 numbers to choose from, he can't claim #32 solely identifies him). Plus, the team is "Brown's classics", which is one of the most common last names in the USA (and the NFL). From all those standpoints, Jim has no case. Now if EA designed the face to look like him then they're screwed.

The right to the use a likelness was created by law to set a boundary on others using the likeness you "own". Did EA push it to the exact boundary? Yep. They have some of the best lawyers in the land I'm sure; that's what they're for. No matter how much Jim Brown may not like it, it doesn't give him the right to stop others from coming up to that line set by law.

BTW, if Brown were to win this case, it would stop NFL2K from using fake team and player names but real city and player #'s to get back in the PC market for NFL football. Of course it wouldn't take a fan more than a dozen hours to create a custom roster with all the names changed back to reality and then post it on the internet for everyone. Of course as it stands 2ksports isn't doing this. I'm not sure why except to say that maybe the PC market isn't lucrative enough. They'd sure save a lot of money on liscensing.

This comment was edited on Jul 31, 18:40.
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Re: Peter Moore is an asshole
Jul 30, 2008, 19:29
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Re: Peter Moore is an asshole Jul 30, 2008, 19:29
Jul 30, 2008, 19:29
 
15 years ago I could design my own football plays on (I think) Mike Ditka football...putting players exactly where I want them and running custom WR routes. I STILL can't do that in Madden, which is why I've only played/bought it once in the last decade. The reason is that for EA (or Tiburon, whatever), it's a way of hiding the weaknesses in AI...allowing the AI to cheat (so-to-speak) rather than be robust. IMO, it's driven by their fear of "money" plays being used exploitatively for online competition. Of course, turning off custom plays for online competition would make too much sense. But when I run a HB sweep and it appears the defense knows beforehand it's going to be a sweep (by the way they jump it and overpursue it), I'll think to myself "OK, if you're going to that, then I'm going to make you pay by doing this!!....oh, wait....Madden won't let me design that play:("

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Re: No subject
May 30, 2008, 15:15
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Re: No subject May 30, 2008, 15:15
May 30, 2008, 15:15
 
I will say ths much. I started to recommend to my pop to give it a try since he likes adventure games (as a way of branching out...since this was a very creative and polished title) and since he can't do first person shooters or anythng fast twitch or even difficult for that matter. Then after I got about half way through the game I realized it was too difficult for him. There really is a BIG difference between what will frustrate the casual game player and what a typical "gamer" wants...unfortunately.

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Re: No subject
May 29, 2008, 12:27
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Re: No subject May 29, 2008, 12:27
May 29, 2008, 12:27
 
You're confusing yourself. The answer is both.

The key being that neither the movies division nor the games division of Sony can claim that 100% percent of hardware sales indicates strength in their particular division, since some people are only buying/using the PS3 for one or the other. That doesn't mean that the Sony's movies division wasn't significantly helped by crossover purchases from gamers or that Sony's PS3 games division wasn't helped by crossover purchases from movie enthusiasts, it just means that since this crossover isn't 100% (i.e. which would require that ALL movie enthusiasts bought games and ALL gamers bought movies on the PS3), the converse is also true...namely that "a lot of those PS3 sales were for Blu-Ray only, and probably haven't sold any games".


Put more simply, people ARE buying PS3's as gaming consoles yet purchasing Blu-ray movies. Yet at the same time others are buying PS3's as blu-ray players yet NOT purchasing games. These two things aren't mutually excusive as you seem to suggest.

This comment was edited on May 29, 12:31.
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Re: thompson
May 21, 2008, 22:16
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Re: thompson May 21, 2008, 22:16
May 21, 2008, 22:16
 
Anyone notice this? It's basically against Bar rules to be mean, lol.
"Engaging in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice, including to knowingly or through callous indifference disparage or humiliate litigants or other lawyers "

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Re: No subject
May 9, 2008, 16:44
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Re: No subject May 9, 2008, 16:44
May 9, 2008, 16:44
 
I'm disappointed. They wimped out. They should have stuck with the old system which would have benefited hardcore gamers like me. We're never going to get to the solution if we don't at least TRY! Oh well, I guess one autentication is better than none.

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Re: Boo hoo
Apr 4, 2008, 03:08
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Re: Boo hoo Apr 4, 2008, 03:08
Apr 4, 2008, 03:08
 
#26
You don't need player or team names to make a pro-rules football game. The NFLPA can't copyright making the MLB from Chicago be 6-3 and fast as hell. It'd take less than a few days for some industrious user to post a custom league file with the actual NFL team names and rosters if some developer were to releas a game without it built in. It's really not an issue at all. There's no way EA could stop it.

This comment was edited on Apr 4, 03:10.
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Re: Boo hoo
Apr 3, 2008, 03:11
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Re: Boo hoo Apr 3, 2008, 03:11
Apr 3, 2008, 03:11
 
We stopped buying it for a reason. Glad to see they got the message. With Madden PC out of the picture, maybe another can step up.

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Apr 3, 2008, 03:09
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Re: ... Apr 3, 2008, 03:09
Apr 3, 2008, 03:09
 


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Re: No subject
Nov 14, 2007, 06:10
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Re: No subject Nov 14, 2007, 06:10
Nov 14, 2007, 06:10
 
To CJParker,

Not many would agree with you that one of the all time classic and best known game developers ever (Atari) was looked on as a loser name brand. The downfall of Atari was a result of poor third party software...Atari the system and Atari the developer were always hightly regarded. Infogrames, however, was not well-regarded, and the name coopting was done on purpose to gain popularity and esteem without actually doing anything of substance.

PS. I hate it when ignorant people incorrectly flame someone else for their ignorance. It means you're rude, a know-it-all, AND ignorant to boot.

This comment was edited on Nov 14, 06:11.
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Re: NOT canceled, please reread blog post!
Oct 17, 2007, 13:54
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Re: NOT canceled, please reread blog post! Oct 17, 2007, 13:54
Oct 17, 2007, 13:54
 
A link is provided that shows the game was not confirmed in May, and indeed even you admit that Deus Ex 3 was once canceled. There's nothing factually wrong with the Bluesnews post. If people want to assume things that weren't written, let them.

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Re: doesn't remove CP
Oct 13, 2007, 17:22
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Re: doesn't remove CP Oct 13, 2007, 17:22
Oct 13, 2007, 17:22
 
I don't want copyright protection interfering with gameplay or screwing up my system. Once that's been deemed ok...just let me play my game. Fortunately Irrational, er, 2K Games Boston has been pretty professional about the whole copyright protection stuff. With the way they've handled it and with as many as 5 installs you're essentially guaranteed not to be locked out of your own game. Hopefully other publishers will take note and follow them as a model, minus the kinks of course. It's a step in the right direction. Also, it probably won't be long before the protection is removed altogether.

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