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EA victorious in Dillinger lawsuit

EA has successfully defended its right to name in-game weapons after Depression-era gangster John Dillinger.

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The Godfather headlines

  • EA to close more online servers

    EA’s announced it is going to close more online servers for its games.

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  • China bans websites from featuring online mafia-styled games

    China’s Ministry of Culture has banned websites that feature online mafia-styled games, due to its threat to Chinese culture and it being a “bad influence on the nation’s youth.” The Ministry said that these social games “encourage people to deceive, loot and kill, and glorify gangster life. They are a bad influence on youngsters.” Godfather, […]

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  • EA's first Home space is Godfather-centric

    Tomorrow, April 9, EA is launching its first PlayStation Home space in support of The Godfather II. A Texas Hold ‘Em table’s implemented, allowing you and other Home members to hang out and gamble. To further celebrate, a Celebrity Poker tournament will be held in-world on Thursday night. No real celebrities will be present, however. […]

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  • Molyneux: I was wrong about Godfather's plot - games will surpass it

    Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux’s has said his previous claim that games will produce a story “equivalent” to Godfather’s quality by 2016 is “wrong”. “I think I was wrong about that Godfather line… I think we can surpass where the Godfather is,” he told VG247, speaking at GDC. The exec expanded, saying gaming’s interactivity is the […]

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  • Puzo estate and Paramount settle Godfather suit out of court

    The lawsuit between the estate of Mario Puzo and Paramount over 2006 action crime game The Godfather has been settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. Puzo’s estate – the author passed away ten years ago – was trying to get Paramount to fork over $1 million in sales and rental revenue. “We think […]

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  • Mario Puzo's son sues Paramount over Godfather game

    According to this Reuters story, author Mario Puzo’s son is suing Paramount over EA’s Godfather game because the Puzo estate didn’t receive any royalties from the release. Paramount licensed the Godfather brand to EA to make the game. Anthony Puzo is claiming at least $1 million in damages for breach of contract. “In material breach […]

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