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04-18-2013, 07:09 AM
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EA to triple payments in football game class-action suit

Not sure if this has already been mentioned. I never even heard about it.

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged...183020408.html

https://www.easportslitigation.com/

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Seems pretty dumb.

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I still have the NFL 2K games for the Dreamcast, and I still prefer them to Madden. Good to see EA get slapped for knocking 2K out of the football market.

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I've bought every Madden since release but I'm not eligible because I'm in Canada? Lame.

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its a dumb lawsuit that should never have happened.

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its a dumb lawsuit that should never have happened.
Don't care


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its a dumb lawsuit that should never have happened.
I got to wonder why? I know some reasons but I'm curious as to your reason why it's a dumb lawsuit.

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Seems pretty dumb.
Most class-action suits are.

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its a dumb lawsuit that should never have happened.
I'm listening.

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I signed up for this a few years ago and got a phone call about it a month ago or so, when do I get my money I wonder if I need receipts or just the game itself, I don't have years old receipts.

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I don't see what's wrong with the lawsuit. They signed an agreement that rids them of their competition. Isn't that what this country is supposed to be against?

I think it's lame that anyone who bought a madden game is getting money, but the exclusivity thing is nonsense and hopefully this will allow competition back into the NFL game market.

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I don't like your price hike im going to sue? give me a ****ing break. im sick of america suing every god damn thing that moves now

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its a dumb lawsuit that should never have happened.
Based on what?

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I don't like your price hike im going to sue? give me a ****ing break. im sick of america suing every god damn thing that moves now
The suit is based on anti-competitive practices. Something the law should discourage. In this instance, it 'worked' because EA has to fork over the money. But they've still got the exclusive contract, and can still sell Madden games at sixty dollars or whatever. The suit itself is dumb and accomplishes nothing, true. But it bleeds a company that has unfairly benefited from a monopoly just a bit. $27 million is not insignificant money to a struggling company.

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The suit is based on anti-competitive practices. Something the law should discourage. In this instance, it 'worked' because EA has to fork over the money. But they've still got the exclusive contract, and can still sell Madden games at sixty dollars or whatever. The suit itself is dumb and accomplishes nothing, true. But it bleeds a company that has unfairly benefited from a monopoly just a bit. $27 million is not insignificant money to a struggling company.
If the suit bleeds a company benefiting from a monopoly than it is not dumb.

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I don't like your price hike im going to sue? give me a ****ing break. im sick of america suing every god damn thing that moves now
Did you read the lawsuit?

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If the suit bleeds a company benefiting from a monopoly than it is not dumb.
The basic premise of the suit, or at least how it was applied in logic, is flat out stupid. A gamer is not entitled to any given price point, regardless of licenses or genres. People willingly bought EA's product at the higher price, and now are suddenly granted the difference between two non identical products. It's absolutely stupid. In reality, it was really just an arbitrary way to determine how much EA had benefited from shutting 2K out. It does nothing to address the problem.

The court really has no business telling the NFL or EA what they can do, license wise, to be honest. That's two business entities trading with one another. We're not talking about commodities that nations are built from here. This is not U.S. Steel or Standard Oil. If the NFL wants to hitch up solely with EA, that's their right. If EA wants to pay good money for that license, that's their right. Would it make sense for an outside company or group of consumers to sue EA over Mass Effect or SWTOR? I mean, they've got sole access to that license/IP. The answer is no.

I'm guessing the court found compelling evidence that EA engaged in the licensing activity with the explicit intention of shutting out 2k. But then again, that's the whole idea behind exclusivity.

tl;dr it is actually very stupid.

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