Activision files countersuit against No Doubt over Band Hero

Wednesday, 9th December 2009 17:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Activision has filed a countersuit against No Doubt over its Band Hero suit against it, alleging a breach of contract and “unjust enrichment”.

Last month you recall, No Doubt pulled a Courtney Love, complaining that players could user band avatars to play songs not performed or written by it. In response, Activision’s claiming the band did not request that the avatars be used for only the band until after the game was already put to press.

“Activision admits that although it is possible to program a videogame whereby particular in-game characters can only be selected when certain songs are played, Plaintiff first requested this only after the “Band Hero” programming was finalized, had been submitted to all of the U.S. console manufacturers for approval and had been approved for manufacture by most console manufacturers”, read a statement.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, The countersuit against the band is requesting that it provide Activision with “unspecified damages and interest, a return from No Doubt of all benefits and payments, an order for No Doubt to pay the full cost of this action and reasonable attorney fees, along with further awards and relief that the Court deems just and proper.”

Basically, because they bitched and decided to sue, Activision wants the money it paid the group returned and then some.

It looks like it will get nasty. That or the judge will rule a kiss and make-up session or a battle to the death through kal-if-fee – we hope

Thanks, GamePolitics.



  1. Mike

    Nice one, Activision. Seriously, being in the game increases No Doubt’s profile no end, and they stand to make money out of it being in the game.

    So if you want to fuck around, pay up.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. jeremycafe

    This is what the fools get. I hope activision comes out on top on this one, and comes back for seconds.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    Not sure what Activision will do surely they now won’t have No Doubt or Nirvana on their next 20 GH games. Their best option is to pay up otherwise there will be more bands fighting back.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Alakratt

    What’s the deal with No Doubt anyway?! They already made a full of themselves on their last album, so what’s the difference continuing that trend on a game?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I like boobies on my females…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Cort

    Someone buggered up the airbrushing on Gwen’s chest and abs…..

    #6 5 years ago
  7. MushroomStamp

    airbrushing is the only way to make Gwen look attractive.even with it, she’s still a reject from a bad night of drinking

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Cort

    Granted. But on this occasion the “fixing” has given her a third breast.

    #8 5 years ago

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