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Wed, Sep 02, 2009 | 16:31 BST
EA has filed a lawsuit against a relative of 30s bank robber John Dillinger, requesting that a judge award permission to use the name Dillinger on guns included in the Godfather games.
The “Dillinger Tommy Gun” was in the original game, and “Modern Dillinger” was implemented in Godfather II.
According to court documents dug up by GamePolitics, Indiana-based Dillinger LLC, the grandson of the gangster’s half-sister, has trademarked Dillinger’s name and likeness, which Indiana law permits for at least 100 years after someone’s death.
Back in July, a lawyer for Dillinger LLC contacted EA and accused it of “violating Dillinger’s right of publicity and infringing upon its trademarks”, subsequently seeking millions of dollars for use of the name.
EA is counter suing for use of the name so it can continue to develop and distribute the titles without paying out the nose.
Back in 2007, just as a matter of reference, Dillinger LLC tried to sue a hotel in Arizona for holing a “Dillinger Days” event for hotel patrons.
More through the link.
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 | 15:28 BST
EA’s games label president has told the LA Times that the Godfather franchise is finished as far as the publisher is concerned.
“We’re not going to do another one,” said Frank Gibeau. “The bloom is really off the rose for licensed games.”
In response, the PR team at EA quickly contacted the newspaper and clarified that while there are no Godfather games on the schedule for the next three years, nothing is set in stone.
“We do not currently have a Godfather game in development,” said the rep. “Nothing has been decided as to future sequels. Paramount is a great partner.”
EA has handed over major licenses that were previous developed by the company including James Bond and The Lord of the Rings with Harry Potter and Jason Bourne the only ones being kept.
Godfather II has sold 241,000 units in the US since it’s April release.
More through the link.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 | 19:02 BST
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 | 18:23 BST
EA has sent out a press kit for Godfather II to US journos, including a set of brass knuckles as a promo stunt. Hilariously, brass knuckles are a first-degree misdemeanor in many states.
When asked for comment, an EA rep told GamePolitics that hopefully the folks over there were enjoying the game/ EA wants the weapons back, and is even sending out a prepaid envelope just to make sure the offensive material is disposed of properly.
When pushed, the rep clammed: “I can’t discuss this any further.”
No word yet on whether or not EA could face charges for sending illegal contraband through the mail service.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 | 11:20 GMT
To the bunkers, Capcom. EA just announced that Godfather II’s to get a multiplayer mode via DLC at launch on April 7. Cost? Nada.
The mode’s called Don Control, brilliantly, and takes the game’s “strategic gameplay into an online environment and allows players to build a family, command them in battle and view the action from a bird’s eye view above.”
Resident Evil 5′s multiplayer DLC costs money. The humanity.
Press release after the break.
Mon, Mar 09, 2009 | 20:51 GMT
EA’s announced that Godfather II’s gone gold, and will release on April 7 as planned.
The game’s out for PC, PS3 and 360, and fuses action with, um, boardgame elements.
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 | 12:52 GMT
EA’s released a new trailer for The Godfather II, titled Crime Rings.
Get it from CVG.
Game is expected for PS3 and 360 April 10. Here’s hoping it doesn’t slip again.
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 | 14:22 GMT
EA has released some new Godfather II screenshots that show the dark side of the game.
There are lots of pictures of wise-guys with guns looking very menacing indeed.
Godfather II ships on February 24th in North America and on February 27th in Europe for PC, 360 and PS3.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 | 15:10 GMT
Godfather II senior producer Joel Wade has told SI of his disappointment over the original’s reviews, and felt the team were being punished purely on the basis they were doing something new with the hallowed franchise.
“Developing the first Godfather Game was a rewarding and satisfying process… and incredibly challenging for the whole team,” he said.
“Our reviews were not as high as I would have liked in some cases – it sometimes felt like people were punishing us for doing anything new with the license – but the user-review scores on most websites were much higher, so at least the gamers who got their hands on it and actually played the game had a great time.”
Full interview through the link.
Godfather 2 is released on PC, 360 and PS3 on 24 Feb.
By Mike Bowden
Sun, Jan 18, 2009 | 20:40 GMT
EA Redwood’s Hunter Smith has told CVG that the combat in its open-world game, Godfather II, is “the best in the genre.”
“I think our combat experience is the best in the genre,” said the Godfather II executive producer.
“It’s a very intuitive experience. To go hand-to-hand we moved from having to lock on to everybody just to interact with them and then stick mashing to right and left controls so you really feel that you’re tied into your avatar in terms of your right and left hands.
“We also added combos because we have the right and left experience,” he went on.
“Our shooting experience is completely free aim all the time. You can then lock on and move within the lock on window for headshots or knee shots or to shoot a weapon out of a guy’s hand.
“So we leveraged what we thought was best last time and then took it to the next level to tie you closer to the avatar, so you can still grab guys and swing them from side to side or throw them over a balcony,” concluded Smith.
Godfather II is released on February 27 for PC, 360 and PS3.
By Mike Bowden
Sun, Jan 18, 2009 | 20:29 GMT
Mon, Nov 24, 2008 | 19:35 GMT
Gamershell’s got some new Godfather II screens, and they feature men looking surly.
They also show part of the title’s boardgame aspects. And sculpted facial hair. And guns. And stuff.
February for PC, 360 and PS3.
Wed, Nov 05, 2008 | 15:40 GMT
After the break. The Mafia action, RTS, boardgame sequel is out next February. Looks OK. Today is the slowest say in the history of news.
Take a look.
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 09:54 BST
Don’t worry; we checked. This delicious cinematic double-helping highlights two games: Tom Clancy’s Endwar and Godfather II.
Both are fresh off the video-editor, with Endwar’s trailer coming straight from Leipzig, and Godfather II’s killer sample recently debuting at EA’s press-only Studio Showcase.
Joystiq is playing host to both clips, so head over there and enjoy. Or don’t. Not that we’ll get lonely or anything.