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Judge overturns ruling in John Madden Football designer's case

Despite winning his case against Electronic Arts back in July, John Madden Football designer Robin Antonick will not see his promised $11 million. The San Francisco Chronicles reports US district judge Charles Breyer has overturned that ruling. Breyer said there was no clear evidence that...

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GOG.com launches portal for indie developers

GOG.com, a platform for both new and classic downloadable games, recently launched an indie portal as part of its services. The portal offers indie developers a clear method of submitting their games to the platform, which already features popular games like FTL, Fez and Hotline Miami. GOG.com...

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Jury finds Antonick's claim against EA has not expired in case for Madden royalties

A California jury determined that the statute of limitations in the lawsuit filed by original Madden series creator Robin Antonick against Electronic Arts has not run out, according to a press release from Antonick's legal representatives. As a result, Antonick has been deemed eligible for unpaid...

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Boom! Original John Madden Football designer files lawsuit against EA

No, John Madden isn't the person who designed John Madden Football. That credit goes to a man named Robin Antonick, who created the first game in the megahit sports series (and its little-known spinoff, Tough-Actin' Tinaction) for C64, Apple 2, and MS-DOS back in 1988. Twenty-three years later,...

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Epic to show new Unreal Engine 3 updates at GDC, raises UDK royalty-free threshold to $50K

Next week, Epic Games will once again premiere the latest build of Unreal Engine 3 at GDC, a showing-off that's become pretty much tradition for the North Carolina-based studio. In its announcement, Epic promises behind-closed-doors demonstrations of the new tech every half-hour during the...

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Rumor: Infinity Ward employees not leaving due to unpaid royalties, morale 'extremely low'

According to a report on Kotaku, a "source" has told the site that the remaining Infinity Ward developers still working for Activision in the wake of the recent leadership shakeup are holding out on leaving the company for now due to royalties owed by the publisher. As claimed by ex-Infinity Ward...

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Ousted Infinity Ward founders file suit against Activision

Former Infinity Ward heads Vince Zampella and Jason West are bringing a lawsuit against Activision for breach of contract and other claims, after Activision terminated their employment on March 1. The press release announcing the suit claims that Activision was scheduled to pay "substantial royalty...

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Analysts: No cause for concern over reported unpaid Modern Warfare 2 bonuses

Following the departures of two Infinity Ward executives, a related story has gained significant traction and deserves some attention. BingeGamer reports that the development studio "has yet to be paid a single dime in royalties for Modern Warfare 2," ostensibly to be paid by publisher Activision....

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Nolan North believes voice acting royalties 'unfair' to expect in gaming

By now, you should be familiar with one of gaming's most prolific actors, Nolan North, made famous by his role as Uncharted's Nathan Drake. In an interview with GamePro, the actor talks about his meteoric rise in gaming. "There's no pressure when going in for an audition now, since I've worked on...

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Report: Retired NFL players planning to sue EA and Madden for royalties

A story on GamePolitics recently pointed our attention to the blog of NFL retiree Dave Pear, where fellow former football player Bernie Parrish announced that a number of retired NFL players are planning to sue Electronic Arts and John Madden for using their likenesses in a number of Madden titles...

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