Submitted by azazel665 959d ago | opinion piece

Why the Kevin Butler lawsuit dooms Sony

Sony's lawsuit against Jerry Lambert makes them appear incredibly insecure about the quality of their product and reveals them as the unsympathetic, merciless corporation that they are. (Industry, Kevin Butler, PS3, Sony)

Carl_Shocker  +   959d ago
Jeez...here comes the gloom and doom Sony articles. Taking something thats happening to them at the moment and exaggerating them to the high heavens.

Other companies and even developers have done worse this gen...just saying
jujubee88  +   959d ago
Catoplepas  +   959d ago
I'm not going to ignite another console war argument by rattling crap off, because frankly, I'm better than you.....


jujubee88  +   959d ago

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-Mika-  +   959d ago
"Jeez...here comes the gloom and doom Sony articles. Taking something thats happening to them at the moment and exaggerating them to the high heavens.

It funny you say that because you do the same exact thing with Capcom.
Carl_Shocker  +   959d ago
...because Capcom does far worse things then this, things which effect us as gamers. This law suit with Kevin Butler is between him and Sony, it dosent effect us unless you count the fact we'll probably never see KB adverts again.
They deserve the hate because they are a corrupt money, grabbing company.
Nobody exaggerates what they do, it's that bad and there games prove that thus RE6 getting crap reviews.

Notice how I said

"Other companies and even developers have done worse this gen...just saying "

Nice try Mika...
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slayorofgods  +   959d ago
RE is a franchise that started in 1996, making it over 20 years old, and is still going strong spinning off 5 movies and many games. If RE6 suffers at all it is because they are running out of ideas or being to ambitious with such a long running series.

Game companies are supposed to make games and employees are supposed to make money, that's not evil that's just capitalism. Don't hate the players hate the game!
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chiefdog11  +   959d ago
@slayorofgods.....1996...that would make it 16 years old, not over 20
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El_Assenso  +   959d ago
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slayorofgods  +   959d ago
My initial thought to finding out Sony is suing their mascot was... Wow!

But after reading the comments I'm wondering if it even matters to everyone here. It just makes me think (especially as we reach the end of this generation).....

So will all PS3 owners automatically migrate to PS4 and all 360 owners automatically migrate to the 720? Personally, I'm still undecided but I do notice people are still as defensive about their respective console as they were a year or two ago. That just makes me think that people are going to be very loyal to the same company they have been dealing with as we move into the next generation.
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doogiebear  +   958d ago
This sucks. Remember back a few months ago when everyone hoped Buttler might be a character in PSASBR? Well it wont happen now. And I was hoping he'd use a Playstation Move as a light saber/Sharpshooter :(
j4re  +   958d ago
It's just the pettiness of it all. It's not as if he was trying to actively advertise the Wii. He just happens to be in a Bridgestone commercial that includes a Wii promotion. He's seen playing Mario Kart for just a second or so. If that's enough to get Sony to sic the lawyers on the poor guy then screw them. I mean come on. The PR at that place is just ridiculous. I personally thought the whole Kevin Butler persona was ridiculous to begin with but geez... Sony does not own him.
NYC_Gamer  +   959d ago
The lawsuit doesn't doom Sony..I bet most average gamers outside of gaming forums don't even care about Kevin Butler commercials..Sony has every right to sue if something in the contract was broken.
azazel665  +   959d ago
Sure they do, LEGALLY speaking. But they should have considered how this is going to make them look. As the article says, "it reveals them as the unsympathetic, merciless corporation that they are."
NYC_Gamer  +   959d ago
How are they merciless?i'm sure Jerry Lambert read the whole contract before he signed..It would be his own fault if broke some type of agreement in the process of his latest ad..These corporation are here for one purpose and that is profit..Its just business and companies have been suing other persons/companies since forever..I'm very sure Jerry Lambert would be quick to sue Sony or any other company if they broke agreements that went against his contract...Would you call people who sue companies over broken agreements merciless/unsympathetic too?
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dubt72  +   959d ago
I hope Jerry Lambert kicks Kevin Butler's ass!
smashcrashbash  +   959d ago
No one really cares as much as people will try to make it seem. Unlike some people, they play games on Sony's system. This doesn't affect them in the least whether they win or lose. No one really cares so it won't doom anyone. Microsoft has been looking like monsters and greedy bastards for years despite the fact they pretend that they aren't and they aren't doomed. Also most people don't know the situation so as per usual they jump on Sony's back before they know if they are in the right or not. People always sympathize with the victim and don't care if they were in the right or the wrong.They figure Sony is an 'evil company' which automatically makes the victim right.
Mr-Dude  +   959d ago
O my God, Tha Doom! The Doomzzz is here.. Again... like haven't we seen enough of this apocalypse Sony items? What's next? Sony dooms humanity? The maya prediction is based on Sony? The third world hunger is sony's fault?

It's so lame and energy draining just to read the headline...
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Catoplepas  +   959d ago
If anyone is "deeply insecure about the quality of their product" it's the fanboys that write this tripe.

Why else would you feel the need to constantly clutch at straws, and shine a negative light on your console of your choice' competitor?

Rhetorical question of course, we all know the answer. Validation, and as I alluded to above, insecurity.
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wishingW3L  +   959d ago
only geeks around the internets know about these kind of stuff anyway.
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Silly gameAr  +   959d ago | Well said
Wow. These articles are getting pretty pathetic, and I notice that it's the usual suspects that write these.
Mr-Dude  +   959d ago
Indeed, if it was up to me, i would ban them or there website for life for spewing all this flamebait crap
R_A_LEE20  +   959d ago
I didn't understand this article at all, he starts off by talking about the console war between MS & Sony (leaving Nintendo out?) only to brush off towards the actual topic at the end. Some people just don't know how to do articles properly these days.
unchartedxplorer   959d ago | Bad language | show
Belking  +   959d ago
This is really not that big of a deal. Only fanboys care about this sort of stuff. This guy was doing commercials long before Playstation came along and i'm sure everything will turn out fine in the end. I never liked his commercials anyway. They didn't do anything to help the PS brand.
MrDead  +   959d ago
If you break a contract that you’ve signed then this is what happens.

Welcome to the world of business people.

The lawsuit filed on September 11, 2012 in a California District Court claims a trademark infringement and is filed by Sony Computer Entertainment of America LLC (SCEA) against Bridgestone Americas, Inc and Wildcat Creek, Inc which is an advertising company.

Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Trademark
Cause: 15:1125 Trademark Infringement (Lanham Act)
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El_Assenso  +   959d ago
Dooom....doom.....DOOM! Damn whats up with all these "XXXX is doomed" articles. Oh yeh Sony's gonnna go bust because they're suing the guy who plays Kevin Butler and his ad company. Sony (like an big worldwide corporation) can tie this guy is so much litagation that he wouldn't dare set foot in an advert again. Blimey, the next articles gonna be "Cat crosses the road, dog dies, Sony's doomed!"
Gridloc  +   959d ago
Just saw a AC III commercial for PS3 during the Broncos game. Yep Sonys doomed....
Gridloc  +   959d ago
Just saw a Bridgestone commercial with no KB...Now Sonys really doomed...
AngelicIceDiamond  +   959d ago
This is funny, because at the end of the day Jerry won't be advertising for Sony in the future anyway.
Braid  +   958d ago
Oh no, not this again.

All the things that has been said countless times aside, I'd like to add that Sony's an international company, and the whole friggin world is not only consisted of US. I don't see how this dispute between the two parties will affect Sony, positively or negatively, at the global scale. How do I know? Go ahead and ask a Japanese or European gamer outside of US who Kevin Butler is, I'm almost certain that 99 percent of them will stare right back at you with blank eyes.
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