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EA shrugs off Forbes Rock Band plagiarism accusation


EA's refused to get involved in a Forbes accusation that Rock Band is a Guitar Hero rip-off.

"Unfortunately we can't comment on this," a senior spokesperson told us yesterday.

Forbes claimed that Rock Band was a "shameless knockoff” of Guitar Hero in its latest issue, which featured Activision boss Bobby Kotick on the cover.

The article pulled no punches.

“EA… teamed with MTV to sell Rock Band, a shameless knockoff of Guitar Hero that added drums, bass and a microphone to the world of make-believe rock stars,” it said.

The piece also called Activision Blizzard "the world's most successful videogame publisher".

Go on, JR. Get on the cover of Fortune and call Bobby a girl, or something.

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