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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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Trip Hawkins disputes Madden lawsuit claims

Robin Antonick, a designer on John Madden Football, filed a lawsuit against EA recently, looking for monetary compensation and credit for his work. He claims the current generation's installments were "derived from software" he helped develop. But according to statements from Trip Hawkins (via LA...

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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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Judge rules against Hawkins personal bankruptcy, EA founder still owes millions in taxes

A reading from Forbes on the prophet Trip Hawkins: And lo, the San Francisco federal judge saw through the abusive tax shelters Hawkins used to hide millions in profits from his Electronic Arts days and declared them bad. Smiting a declaration of personal bankruptcy, the judge believed that...

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Social game devs rail against divisiveness, armchair designers, and s*** crayons

As a response to frequent use of social games as punching bags by the rest of the industry, a group of Facebook, mobile, and otherwise social game-identified creators took part in a series of short "rants" during GDC. During this event, a social game was happening in real time: coins were handed...

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Digital Chocolate suing Zynga over Mafia Wars trademark

Put down that Mafia Wars Slurpee! Trip Hawkins and his company Digital Chocolate claim that one of Zynga's biggest Facebook moneymakers isn't actually owned by Zynga -- in name, at least -- and he would really like you to quit giving them credit. According to Courthouse News, Digital Chocolate...

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Trip Hawkins believes iPhone is 'freaking out' Nintendo & Sony

The founder of EA and mobile developer Digital Chocolate, Trip Hawkins, thinks iPhone is the best thing since sliced bread Sega Genesis. In an interview with VentureBeat, the exec said, "We make as much money with these [iPhone] games on one device as we do putting a game on 100 different cell...

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