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It's Ugly: Valve Sues Activision, Activision Threatens to Sue Valve

GamePolitics writes:

"An ugly court action is underway and it involves a pair of video game titans.

On Tuesday Valve filed suit against Activision Blizzard in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The suit alleges that Activision refused to honor an agreement to abide by an arbitrator's April 6th award decision involving a 2002 dispute over royalties.

The arbitrator in that case awarded Valve $2,391,932, an amount that Valve says is less than it sought, but which it will accept because both parties agreed to be bound by the arbitration process.

Activision, however, challenged the award, claiming that Valve had been overpaid by $424,136 in years past."

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darthv723152d ago (Edited 3152d ago )

do you know how to edit your comments? you seem to double post allot lately. Just an observation.

On topic...isnt activision a publisher for Valve or is that Id?

@below...maybe it has been some time but I recall Activision was doing stuff for both. Back in the days, I have doom 3 with the activision logo as well as half life.

iceice1233152d ago (Edited 3152d ago )

EA is the publisher for both Valve and id. Maybe you were thinking of Infinity Ward, Activision Blizzard owns them.

-Edit- Oh, I don't recall them ever working together. But looks like you were right, Doom 3 was published by Activision. I wasn't aware of that one.

Information Minister3152d ago

Sierra was the original publisher of the Half-Life franchise, but things went south after Valve announced the Steam service (effectively bypassing Sierra's retail channels and cutting them from the profits). Both companies have been at odds ever since.

Sierra is now owned by Activision, meaning that Activision-Blizzard has to take Sierra's place in court.

pixelsword3152d ago (Edited 3152d ago )

...GABE MUST BE FED!

Okay, just kidding; but I think this will get rather nasty.

ZuperAmazingCooKie3152d ago

I thought Gabe Newell was a relatively good friend with Rob Pardo, which is the Executive Vice President of Game Design at Blizzard Entertainment. I guess business is business and this has nothing to do between them but more with corporate interests.

Proxy3152d ago

It's another fan war, but this time we'll actually have a clear cut winner. :D

Excuse me while I get my Valve flag out, along with all the other sport fans.

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PSP23152d ago

also does anyone know if epic have won against dennis dyack

fat-american3152d ago

Gabe Newell is my fat friend.

Dawn_Of_Ashes3152d ago

go valve go!
:P
I hate these scumbags at activision

cranium3152d ago

I like Valve, just not Gabe Newell. And I have nothing against Activision. So I don't really care who wins or loses this.

socomnick3152d ago

yea screw activision blizzard the new EA.

iceice1233152d ago

activision blizzard

blizzard

I side with Activision Blizzard.

f7897903152d ago

So we have two companies I'm supposed to hate now?

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