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Seems like EA sucks at negotiating.
 
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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

Seems like EA sucks at negotiating.

Negotiating...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3oKwg6W05MU#t=52s

Sorry, it was in my head...
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post #23 of 102
so all they would do is reskin it....not take it out......everyone calm down....
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Rename them "The attack helicopter formerly known as the AH-1Z Viper and the UH-1Y Huey" respectfully.
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post #25 of 102
They should re-name it something very similar

like cobra instead of viper haha

companies like this think that they can get money out of stuff like this, its like when a company buys multiple houses just so they can demolish them and build a complex, and then the last person to sell their house finds out then raises the price significantly because they know that the company needs it.

I vote for EA renaming it, and not giving a cent to the greedy bastards Bell, as I am sure that if they asked for a reasonable sum EA would have accepted.
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hahaha I love it! Sukhoi would be the biggest troll if they joined in!
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According to Kotaku, EA and Textron were in licensing negotiations late last year, but those negotiations broke down, resulting in EA filing a pre-emptive lawsuit against Textron, citing the First Amendment right and free expression. Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that video games are protected under the free speech right, which might help EA’s case.
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As much as I don't like EA and Origin, I would agree. I mean, as far as I know musicians don't have to pay royalties to say a brand's name in a song, nor writers in their books / articles / chronicles / etc, do they ? What would be the difference here ?
 
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Replace it with the Apache then....

And this baby too
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lachen.gif I would love to see them do that!!!
Speaking of which, I actually live right by a Bell DC!!! smile.gif
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As much as I don't like EA and Origin, I would agree. I mean, as far as I know musicians don't have to pay royalties to say a brand's name in a song, nor writers in their books / articles / chronicles / etc, do they ? What would be the difference here ?

Not sure, Although I believe a comment at the source was saying that this probably won't be covered under free speech since you have the same issues with Movies. You can't use someones likeness or brand without consent.
     
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

I would hope so. Bell clearly just wants more dime. If I were DICE/EA, I'd just design my own helicopter. I'd flip the AH-1Z's frame upside down and call it the ROFL-Copter.

THIS is what I want to see done, I would respect them forever no matter what direction DICE/EA went if they did this
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They should re-name it something very similar
like cobra instead of viper haha

Because the Cobra is actually another Bell attack chopper lol tongue.gif
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