Tag Archives: godfather
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 20:12 BST
Valve has sent word that six titles from EA’s catalog are now available on Steam.
Price range from $9.99 to $49.99 and include:
- Need for Speed: SHIFT
- Battlefield 2: Complete Collection
- Medal of Honor: Airborne
- Godfather 2
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Uprising.
Might want to check your particualr region just to be sure though.
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.