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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Re: The customer is screwed.
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Re: The customer is screwed. Apr 29, 2005, 19:53
Apr 29, 2005, 19:53
 
HL Quake 1 mod, Counter-Strike, That Tron-like game, constant community support like the editing/mod site

some of these mods were cash money for Valve and that’s the only reason they adapt them, and the open policy is the reason for these mods existence.

You won’t believe how many games I got half of their original price after 5-6 moths of their release date, and that’s other than $20-$30 range for games people bought and didn’t like so they sold for lower price after 2 week to one month of their release.

The whole thing about steam is controlling customer of what he’s permitted to do and what’s not, if you’re happy with that I can’t argue with you coz there’s no point, but I don’t like being controlled … by anyway.

Few years ago we were able to play CS11 – CS15 at LAN parties with a lot of joy, now it’s pain in ass to play CS16 or CSS and HL2DM thanks to steam, but we managed to get around it anyhow.


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