The game's maker, Double Fine Productions, filed a countersuit against Activision Entertainment Inc. last week, alleging the company is trying to stop the release of "Brutal Legend" to protect Activision's "Guitar Hero" franchise.
I mean really wth is with them trying to block a game they passed up on jus cause its coming out at the same time as their next pos guitar hero game.
It needs to be said. They don't give a sh*t about gamers, and we don't give a sh*t about them. I honestly hope they fall. I LOVE Blizzard and Infinity Ward, but Activition is like a parasite that has been allowed to grow too large.
This is a bummer.
I really hope they win, activision clearly ha no interest in the game/publishing it so why not let it go? It would be crazy if a game had been publicized this much, had been given a release window and got canceled just before release. I feel bad for the developers too since they put their time,efforts and money into making this game. I bet they'll have to settle some amount of cash to buy the rights from activision if they do end up loosing. Match that cost with the cost of development and the game probably won't sell enough to save this studio.
I hate Activison but I love guitar hero and enjoy call of duty... What do I do?? Maybe I should buy their games used hahah!
Ya know... I wasn't considering getting Brutal Legend before. But I think I might just pick this up for two reasons: 1. To support Double Fine Productions and all the employees who took a chance on this game and 2. To send a big FU message to Activision.
**** Activision, there are better alternatives to all of their games (just activision, not blizzard.) I hope they lose.
Hey guys this isn't news really the difference this time is it being 'announced' when gaming is quiet. This was first revealed during E3 so no one took notice and Activision hoped they could hide behind that busy time so no one would attack them like they seem to be attacking everyone. And guess what one of the main reason they canned brutal legend is being they didn't see it had enough sequability... if you have Tim Schafer you keep Tim Schafer. I didn't see Activision complain when Brutal Legend wasn't getting lot's of press but now that it seems really good and popular they decide to release it. Also bad things Activision have done. Destroyed a much better game called Scratch because it would compete with DJ hero. Add loads of peripherals so gamers would pay this is a full list of stuff if you bought the game you'd almost certainly have to buy. -DJ hero $120 -GH $100(not including the sequels THIS ISN'T A PLATFORM... IT'S A GAME STOP CLAIMING IT'S A PLATFORM IT CLEARLY ISN'T Activision) -GH: World Tourd: $150 -Tony Hawk:Ride $100+ so that puts the total at $370+ without the extra Guitar Heor games which is roughly the same price as a PS3 but apparently the PS3 costs too much? Also COD 6 is £55 when most games cost £35 and most games have stuff such as a clan system and dedicated servers. They have renamed the COD so that it wouldn't seem like a cheap yearly rip off it clearly IS!
They dont make more sports games otherwise we would be buying peripherals for all those games. Football hero with pigskin controller Soccer hero with soccer ball controller Hockey hero with hockey stick controller Baseball hero with baseball bat and ball controller Golf hero with club controller Basketball hero with basketball controller and so on for 149.99 each
Skateboard hero...........please see tony hawk ride.
Activision didnt want anything to do with this game but now they wanna act like crybabies
I will never buy any Activision game again not like I ever buy any of there games before. Activision is the new EA a company to be hated.
unlike activision at least EA is bringing some new good games to the table
When EA was the first to make an equal quality cross-platform game - Burnout Paradise. In 2007-08 I said that I'm done with x-platform games alltogether, but EA's games are now exception for me. Activision? I don't have any of their games. Yes, you heard right - I NEVER played COD4-5 and my entire family are fans of Rock Band. After Activision threats of stopping support for Sony, I'd safely say: Go for it. You won't be missed. PS3 owners will now be forced to spend money on games that are actually GOOD.
Activision can go eat a herpes infested wang.
Brütal Legend is one of my most wanted games of the year. EA are nothing like Activision anymore. They are publishing Brütal Legend!
"Activision never showed interest in the game and cancelled it in 2008 after it acquired Vivendi Universal Games. That was after an effort to convert the game into a "Guitar Hero" sequel failed, the suit claims." Imagine that if they had succeeded, we would never see Brutal Legend as a badass metal adventure/action game but only another Guitar Hero. Somehow, a simple decision can change a whole future. I just hope those lawsuits will not affect the release of the game, i can't wait to play it.
You want guitar hero, get rock band You want tony hawk, get skate/Shaun White Snowboarding You want MW2, get Borderlands Better games are out there.
Exactly how I approach Activision, their games are in no way unqiue enough that you can't find other, similiar games in the same genres. Hell, I only own two Activision published games this gen, both of which were presents because their games just do no interest me.
The only good thing I can say about Activision is that they opened the door to Rock Band with GH3, the first music-based game I've ever played in my home.
Yeah, Acti, you're REALLY making your case against Sony's PS3 price by doing THIS BS! You want people to believe that you mean well with what you do? Stop BS like THIS! This does NOT help you!
its just a case against the ps3 gamers... its a case against all gamers. As someone said below, they are quickly putting themselves in the same position as the old EA. I would really like to know whats been going on there. are they under new management or something ? They are loosing face with us gamers really fast. i have already said i am not getting COD6 anymore, at least not at launch, just out of principal and i am going to encourage all my friends to do the same.
When Brutal Legend is receiving no pub, they kick the game to the curb because they cant exploit it. But once the game receives some love and respect, they try to stop the release. Between this crap, and their yap about the PS3's price, I'm done with Activision. They've made it clear what they're about, and its not the games.
Corporate douchebaggery at it's finest.
Brutal Legend looks awesome. I can't wait to play it. Activision is a horrible company and I am going to go out of my way to avoid their games until they straighten up.
It's true, EA have improved a lot.
.. I wouldn't f*** with EA if you know whats best for you. Besides all that legal money your paying for this could be used to make Call of Duty 6 look more interesting, or (gasp) original. How about calling it Call of Duty 6: Modern Guitar hero. Kill terrorists with killer solos! Alteast it original, unlike anything else they've released.
'Hey, if Activision Blizzard liked it, than they should have put a ring on it. Oh great, now Beyonce is going to sue me too' LoooL
It seems like Activision is becoming the new "old" EA!!! In the words of The Comedian, "God help us all"!
I hope Brutal Legend comes out and makes a ton of money for Double Fine and Activision has to sit in the corner and sulk. Play it safe with your yearly churning of tired genre games and let those publishers with a pair take a chance on original IP. Besides, you can always change the set list and sell Guitar Hero 10.
And this time bad publicity isn't good publicity. Honestly, Brutal Legend has some hardcore fans at its back and waiting for its release this year. Any news about someone trying to put the kabosh on the game, especially Activision considering their hold on games based on music already and their scandals with their other music games already, and the internets is going to make this a very uncomfortable moment for Activision. Comming off of their recent complaints about PS3 prices and followed by their news of raising the price of MW2 in Europe...
Tim Schafer... I don't give a rat's @$$ about EITHER company, but I'm gonna buy this game because of him... ... that is, if Activision stops being a company of pr*cks..
'Hey, if Activision Blizzard liked it, than they should have put a ring on it. Oh great, now Beyonce is going to sue me too' So I guess he's not too worried ;)
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