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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Rumor Dept.
Apr 30, 2005, 05:20
Rumor Dept. Apr 30, 2005, 05:20
Apr 30, 2005, 05:20
 
As far as Tribes...

Employees of a certain company which was founded by the founders of VU Killed awesome developer Dynamix have been hinting over at TribalWar that they're working on a next-gen Tribes like game (including lead designers and the small team which is still together who created the Original Tribes) which will kick the shit out of anything out of all the same tired old MP based games which we've had to deal with for the last few years. (Oh fucking boy, another battlefield? Another counter-strike clone? Another this or that? Another Unreal XXXX or WW2 shooter?)

Seeing how the people working on it are the same team who made the original Tribes(which was extremely innovative for it's time and has been constantly ripped off since in style and concept, and everything Tribes invented is now stuff we take for granted in MP games...voice commands, gameplay, all that shit)......I have a lot of faith in whatever this title may be (they're being extremely secretive and vague, for obvious reasons....#1) Being ripped off, #2) Tribes players are hard as hell to please!)

Shit I'd just like a game with decent netcode....so many games could of been fun MP, but just have sucked because of horrible netcode...Pariah MP Demo lags over the fucking LAN, and BAD!

Tribes was just put on Gamespots coveted list of the Greatest Games of all Time.

http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot/features/all/greatestgames/index.html

Whatever that's my two cents and rumor dept.


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