Endsights writes: "Jim Brown, a former NFL football player for the Cleveland Browns, filed suit against Sony and Electronic Arts in New York Supreme Court today, claiming that the two companies have used his likeness without his permission."
Oh no, someone is tired of waiting in the welfare lines. Too bad, really. I hope, in this instance, Sony and EA have their way with his ass.
go fix your dead xbox 360 instead of coming to N4G
Just because he's black he has to be on welfare? You racist POS!
HAHA Jim Brown is such a biased bot.
You must be putting words into that mouse you have in your pocket, chump stain. I never said anything about him being black, ya D*ck twist. I guess you're the one with the racial issues here cause you're the one who had to make mention of his skin color. Seems to me you've got issues, buddy. Might need to get those feelings checked. I heard Michale Richards is accepting car pools.
no its the fact that hes black and u bring up welfare? I didnt see any welfare comments when they was talking about cliff b getting told to STFU
most likely that case why they not there.
i doubt this guy will win this court case but w/e
He have more money than three generation of your trailor trash family put together, [email protected]$$!
He's not a turd if he wants some Money off a successful multi million dollar franchise that used his likeness without his permission. And who can blame him for suing Sony,the Playstation brand is still the biggest brand in video gaming,so it's not a surprise why he would believe the brand to be associated with all gaming.
They made money off of him, it's only right that he gets some money back off them. Oh yeh and you really shouldn't go around calling black people turds. It's generally bad for your health.
Someone needs to call Kojima out as well.
Walter Payton FTW!
and then let us create him
Bangledesh, don't you have anything better to do than subliminally hate on the PS3 24/7? Stop being such a prick.
I happen to like my ps3. But it's certainly not "godlike" or imo the best console this generation, like alot of people on here spew. If it was, I would be agreeing with these seemingly delusional people. And Kojima is the biggest rip-off artist in the development community. It's not a secret that numerous characters in the MG series were taken straight from popular American movies. I also happen to think Halo was a rip-off of Starship Troopers, does that make you feel better?
Equals multiple account for Silogon. Same sorry "I own a PS3" story.
WTF are you talking about? I just joined this site a few days ago. I don't know anyone here.
Don't listen to what Playstation Man, or anyone else for that matter, has to say. Just a heads up.. Everybody is Somebody [Else] Here. So, if someone accuses you as being someone else, either go along with it or ignore it. Hell, since everyone wants to accuse someone of having at least One Other Account; As far as I'm concerned all the xBox fanboys are One Person and all the PS3 fanboys are One person.. Ha!
Oh, o.k. I just came here from Gamespot, because their forum moderation is overly strict. This place so far seems like System Wars x 2 lol.
@Bangladesh-Welcom to this board. I have never used Gamespot system, but N4G has a great idea. Perfect news for gamers!!! But sadly this site is over run by people who use dilusional, biased, ideas and or comments. I am not talking about people who just prefer a certain console or developer, but ones who do not use rationallity and are pro anything for their system and spin any negative news. N4G has tried to counter this by creating two zones, one the Gamer Zone - where one can have a civilized discussion, and the other zone the "Open" zone where anything goes (in concept). Even though the mods have been cleaning this board a lot people evn use the pending new section for their purpose by blocking legit stories or reporting an article that does not go along with their idealism. So you will see that certain things ou say while they might be correct will et you flamed. Read ya around. Game on...
Come on Jim your better than this.
Apparetly the companies invovled should habve been better than this too.
why sue sony they didnt make or publish the game?
I honestly have no idea. Maybe it was exclusive to a Sony platform? That's pretty much the only thing I could think of.
I think it's because the last good Madden sold best on the Playstation 2.
He can't sue sony, because sony did not make the game nor did they published it.
The PS3 is getting the anniversary addition with all the greats and hall of famers which the 360 isn't getting . I might be wrong so don't shoot me .
I agree with everything you guys are saying. But, doesn't Sony hafta agree to letting them put Madden on their console? So, I guess, that could be one reason why he can sue Sony..? But, iuno, I'm confused on that as well.
its like suing Nvidia for copyright infringements in crysis.
It's articles like these that remind us just how dominant Sony still are,he didn't even acknowledge Microsoft.
I guess you can sleep better tonight after you pray to the almighty Sony.
swing and a miss
It's a pot and kettle kind of prayer...
looks like somebody can't find work. And needs a little cash for his debts.
to fund that drug habit.
Mighty lame comment. Please provide proof that he is on drugs.
shh. you make beared guy angry. bearded guy no like you.
Juuken, why do they disagree with you???
Just like why people disagree with Power of Green, She pissed people off and now they are disagreeing with erything she has to say. Iuno, I guess it makes em sleep good at night..(?)
...They love to hate me. o_o Hey, I tell it like it is. Not my fault they can't handle it.
Well if they owe him a few bucks that's cool. I just hope he doesn't try to screw them out of way more money than he's actually owed. Remember when Tony Twist pretty much ran Todd MacFarlane out of business with that stupid lawsuit? People are so "sue happy" these days.
Well it was kinda Mcfarlane's fault as well . besides given Todd's pricky attitude back then , not many souls wept for him . Give brown a break anyway guys ... he sued sony out of ignorance and probably advised by some greedy lawyer . As for EA they deserve it .
Todd's a first class douchebag, but he lost 14 million dollars (I think) because he named a character in his comic after a sports hero of his. You gotta feel bad for the guy. He just used his name for crying out loud. It was supposed to be a compliment. Anyway, off topic. I didn't think anyone would really remember.
Ugh.. Hmm. Erm. What are you guys talkin about? Lol.
Microsoft isn't involved in this suit since they didn't get Madden until 2002. Here's a link to the Gamespot article with a few more details. http://www.gamespot.com/new... -Death
Thank you for providing a link to another article with a little more information on the situation.
So he's sueing 7 years later? Goin onto 8 years later? Way to keep up with the times dude.
Lolll. Madden 2001? haha
I am doing this lawsuit so I can raise enough money to help free Maurice Clarett and enjoy golf outings with my friend O.J Simpson. Please join me in this protest folks.
He doesn't sue you.
he's a xbutt?
Might as well sue M$ too because that's where the munnie$ at.
i still dont understand why would he sue sony they didnt develope the game its EA fualt for using him without permission. sony had no say on that decision edit: nevermind i see why now
How can he sue sony? Is sony neither created nor publish the game. How can sony have control of that matter.
@ Dark vader "Sony is named in the suit for its role in the manufacturing and distribution of the games." http://www.gamespot.com/new...
Sony manufactured and distributed the madden game? And why isn't nintendo named in this lawsuit? please excuse my ignorance i am just trying to learn here.
I'm afraid I have not found that out myself yet. I know 2001 was released on N64, perhaps the secret "old school team" was not available on the Nintendo platform.
I don't think Sony distributes games for EA, since they are a large publisher, and paying Sony to distribute the game would just hurt their profits. Sony in this matter only gets paid the licensing fee to put the game on their console. I'm not exactly sure if this happened with this game or not
This guy should really be suing EA only because they made the game, and he shouldn't be suing Sony because Sony wasn't involved with the development. But anyhow, EA has tons of cash they pay Jim Brown off with without even thinking twice. But, I'm sure he could end up with a lot of dough because the Madden franchise is freaking huge and it's brought in a lot of money for EA over the years.... and EA can thank Sony and Playstation 1 and Playstation 2 for all of that revenue.
Quote: "The game included an "All Brown's Team," according to the suit, which featured "a muscular African American player wearing the number 32." Smells like an awfully shaky claim there ....
i honestly dont think this lawsuit will go very far
I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Brown and do feel he has a point. His name and likeness isn't owned by the NFL since older players contracts weren't like they are today. Many people today don't remember just how famous Jim Brown was when he played, but his name was huge. I don't know what something like this is worth or how much EA/Sony profited from his likeness, but I have to feel there is a little bit of fault on EA/Sony's part because his name is omitted, but they did use his likeness. It's hard for them to say they didn't know any better when they had the sense to not include his name. -Death
if it were the case, college players would be able to sue for NCAA games; NCAA rules prohibit active college players being used, so EA makes the games with the same players, wearing they're same number, and the most popular kids looking the same. EA can't get in trouble because they in no shape, way, or form, say that this person is so and so.
College athletics are a completely different ballgame. They are amateur athletes and cannot (legally) receive any money for playing sports.
Jim Brown has more money than anyone on here. Have alittle more respect for a great athlete and use a little more brain power next time jackass.
EA and sony . isnt it coming out for the xbox to . jim brown = xbot
Unless, that addition to the game is exclusive to PS3.. But, I suppose that's unlikely.
first off, Sony didn't do anything. I don't think Sony developed any game related to football or Jim Brown. He should sue EA. And there is nothing from EA that isn't also on XBOX 360. So it's weird he's not sueing Microsoft, Sony, and EA. Just strange