Tag Archives: The Ville
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 20:37 GMT
EA and Zynga have settled over claims that the Zynga’s “The Ville” infringed on EA’s “The Sims Social,” reports Bloomberg. The report states the actual contents of the settlement were not reveled, only that both parties had reached a settlement. Back in August 2012, EA filed a copyright infringement suit over the social game maker’s Facebook game The Ville, claiming it “copied the original and distinctive expressive elements,” of The Sims Social. The following month, Zynga filed a countersuit stating the copyright infringement claim had “no merit” and was “anticompetitive” among other things. Zynga’s game was eventually shuttered last fall anyway, but not due to the lawsuit: it was because no one played the thing.
Sat, Sep 15, 2012 | 14:57 BST
Zynga has filed a countersuit against Electronic Arts, stating the copyright infringement suit it filed over The Ville has “no merit. Zynga’s counterclaim accuses EA of being “anticompetitive” and using ” unlawful business practices, including legal threats.” John Reseburg, an EA spokesman, told the New York Times the countersuit was “predictable subterfuge aimed at diverting attention from Zynga’s persistent plagiarism of other artists and studios.” EA’s suit is based on the claim that Zynga’s The Ville infringes upon Maxis’ The Sims Social.
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 | 13:57 BST
EA’s Sims lawsuit against Zynga, which claims the social giant ripped off The Sims Social will its own The Ville, isn’t a clear win in the eyes of investment bank Wedbush Morgan.
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 | 00:24 BST
A lawsuit has accused Zynga of exploiting the insider knowledge of former EA executive John Schappert.
Sat, Aug 04, 2012 | 15:22 BST
Fri, Aug 03, 2012 | 21:44 BST
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 08:51 BST
During its Zynga Unleashed event today, Zynga announced a new social multiplayer platform called Zynga With Friends. The platform will include live, synchronous multiplayer which can be accessed across all platforms which support the firm’s titles. It also announced its next “Ville” which is just titled The Ville.