A US district court judge has dismissed a case against EA which was brought against the firm by ex-Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart. Hart accused EA of using his image in NCAA Football without his expressed permission. The judge said EA was well within its First Amendment rights of free expression, which outweighed Hart’s ability to control the use of both his name and likeness. EA’s lawyer issued a statement saying she and EA were both pleased with the outcome, which “validates Electronic Arts’ rights to create and publish its expressive works.” Another lawsuit pending against EA, from Arizona and Cleveland players, is still on the docket, but since both suits were filed for the same reason as Hart’s, it looks as though these may end up being dismissed as well. Via Reuters.
Ever Oasis releases for 3DS tomorrow, and if you want a look at some of the puzzles and resources you’ll need to gather in order to build up your oasis, check out this gameplay video.
Destiny fans were probably pleased when they heard the release date for Destiny 2 had been moved up. And while it’s nice to get things early, there was a very good reason for the move.
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Lawyers in the class-action lawsuit over EA using college players likeness in its NCAA Football games have said they never intended for the company to stop making the games.
Although it must be approved in court, a settlement has been agreed upon by EA and a team of attorneys suing the publisher over the use of player likeness in the NCAA series.