EA Gets “Tuck Rule” Victory Over Madden Designer Courtesy of CA Northern District Court

I have not and will not claim to be an expert in Intellectual Property law. I’ve never passed the patent bar and, frankly, IP attorneys tend to be a little…strange. With that disclosure of a lack of practice-area expertise, I’m having a hard time with District Judge Breyer’s conclusions in granting EA a reprieve from… Continue reading

Just 5 More Minutes: Tecmo Super Bowl

On draft day, a lot of prospects were compared to the great football players of yesteryear. When we talk about the greatest football games of all time, nothing compares to Tecmo Super Bowl, a game released just a little over 20 years ago. Simple is best Tecmo Super Bowl is the gold standard when it comes… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Bad Last Year Pun

News kept right on happening as our crew took the week off, but not before announcing our Games of the Year winners! Every day we are on the look out for the most interesting news items in the gaming industry. Some make it on the site as headlines, and the articles that just miss the… Continue reading

It’s No Longer in the Game

Healthy competition has helped grow the game industry into what it is today. This growth spawned fantastic debates like Mario vs Sonic. Rivalries have resulted in the premature death of genres like guitar games, but there is a genre within the industry that desperately needs more competition and that is sports games. Exclusivity is king Just six short… Continue reading

Gaming Cynic: Multiplayer Games and Real Life Friendship

Making friends can be tough, especially when your day is occupied with work, marriage and horror themed scenario preparation. For me, it helps to be able to identify qualities in people through their interests and activities, thus eliminating that feeling out period that makes the friendship process drag on longer than is needed. The fact… Continue reading

Is the NBA Elite 11 Delay a Bad Thing?

When NBA Elite 11 was first announced, I knew that EA had a big task ahead of itself. Ending the successful Live franchise and rebooting into a whole different series takes a lot of effort. A year turn around sometimes isn’t enough time to do what they set out to do. When the demo was… Continue reading

EA Class Actioned by Retired NFL Players

In a move that shouldn’t be surprising to anybody, 6000 retired NFL players are suing EA for using their unlicensed likenesses in Madden NFL 09. Recent versions of Madden have included some of the most historic teams in NFL history, and the way EA got around having to pay the retired players was to jumble… Continue reading