Call of Duty publisher sued by family of Angolan rebel

Video game publisher Activision is being sued by the family of Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, who have objected to his depiction in the game Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

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hellothere19773112d ago

hmmmm, interesting. didn't Ellie from TLOU have a very close likeness to Ellen Paige? didn't she threaten to sue Naughty Dog and so they ninja-edited her character model and denied any association between Ellen and Ellie?

however, Treyarch undeniably uses this guy's likeness AND name against his wishes, but this is somehow OK to americans?

hypocrites, much?

DragonDDark3112d ago (Edited 3112d ago )

She didn't threaten to sue Naughty Dog... She even said she's going to play it. (by now she did) https://twitter.com/Naughty...

hellothere19773111d ago

perhaps not...of course, no reason to be too upset about free publicity on a popular game that paints your character in the highest of light. doubt she would be happy if they made Ellie's character into something that went against Ellen's established beliefs...like a a racist homophobe or something of that level.

Halo4isTrash3112d ago

The dude is a Rebel/Terrorist, they don't have rights.

dmetripaulpavlin3112d ago

That's not how rights work. And to you he is a terrorist to his people he was a freedom fighter. No different from any nation in history, very few figures set out to do actual evil most have the intent of taking care of their own and eliminating all that oppose it or could hinder it.

hellothere19773111d ago

you are aware your government trained and supplied many of these so-called "terrorist", right?

Halo4isTrash3111d ago

@Hellothere77 I live in the Uk, not the the US, even if it was the UK who were "helping" these "rebels", that doesn't make it right & it doesn't mean i support anything my gov't does.

DragonDDark3111d ago

Or she is just a good person?


FTC Calls Xbox Game Pass Price Hike 'Exactly The Sort Of Consumer Harm' It Tried To Stop

Despite losing its lawsuit seeking an injunction to freeze Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard in July 2023, the FTC appealed the decision with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While it awaits a final decision from those justices, the FTC’s been filing additional evidence to support its claims that the merger would hurt competition in gaming and hurt customers, including a letter from earlier this year after Microsoft laid off nearly 2,000 employees across the newly acquired teams.

lelo2play6d ago

FTC never heard of inflation. Did they expect Gampass to remain the same price forever?
Would be funny if Gampass remained at 10€ fifty years from now...

Einhander19726d ago

"Microsoft insists Game Pass prices ‘will not increase as a result of Activision merger"

"It says a price rise “would be counter-productive as it would increase subscriber churn rates”

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lelo2play5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

"Game Pass prices will not increase as a result of the Merger"

Gamepass wouldn't increase in result of the merger... but it doesn't mean it wouldn't increase due to other reasons, like inflation, extra expenses, etc. Do you expect Gamepass to remain the same price forever?

All other online services have been increasing prices.

boing15d ago

I cancelled my Ultimate sub after the announcement, so they were right. And yet, they still did it. That is so MS.

Einhander19725d ago

Inflation is down since they made that statement.

They also call into question the 2000+ people Microsoft has fired from the developers they bought.

And again, this is contradictory to what Microsoft said they would do.

They lied in court.

Reaper22_5d ago

Lol...they never said gamepass wouldn't increase and they never said it would because of the merger. And even they did it's their right to do so. So what's your point?

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Inverno6d ago

So we blaming this on inflation now? Lol ok

lelo2play5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

Sony and other streaming services (Netflix, HBO, ...) have been increasing prices and altering their services. Do you expect Gamepass to remain the same price forever?
Others can increase prices and alter their services, but Microsoft can't?

Hypocrite much!

DarXyde5d ago


Ego inflation.

IRetrouk5d ago

Lelo, they upped the price last year, along with their xboxs......

waderae5d ago

I believe they call it mental gymnastics.

Profchaos5d ago

Exactly let's not forget this deal was done under the same economic climate this was predictable yet they maintained they would not be increasing prices yet now the merger is done they increased prices and split tiers to avoid further scrutiny.

This is and always has been how Microsoft do business deflect blame and increase profits

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andy856d ago

Inflation doesn't double something in a few months.

anast6d ago

You are correct. It's actually lower. It was around 7% in 2021 and now it's around 3%, which is ideal.


Dude they are lying. That inflation low keeps getting silly and silly.

gold_drake5d ago

inflation aint the same thing as to lock stuff behind a paywall that was previously not. lol

Hotpot5d ago

*activate clown vision*
*everything looks exactly the same*