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Probably too buzzy spending money shopping on line!!!
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Originally Posted by Kirmie View Post

Regardless of how far he has to go for that there is a limit to how long you can wait which I would bet he passed multiple times and he is pretending he didn't know. There will likely be very little money going his way even if he somehow wins due to the massive changes over the years I would think.
Devil is in the details.

On the face of things Madden has not changed much at all on the surface in 10 years at least to my knowledge. Given how lazy/penny-pinching EA is about improving on existent code, I wouldn't be surprised if the code itself has been stagant for a long while only altered when the consoles upgraded hardware...in which case there's a good shot Atonick might have a go.

However, this case does kinda smell like the guy who is suing Microsoft/IBM/Apple/Everyone for IP infringement since he got a patent 10 years ago for the computer icon. That being said, I'd like to see EA loose this one big, simply because it is EA.
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Devil is in the details.

On the face of things Madden has not changed much at all on the surface in 10 years at least to my knowledge. Given how lazy/penny-pinching EA is about improving on existent code, I wouldn't be surprised if the code itself has been stagant for a long while only altered when the consoles upgraded hardware...in which case there's a good shot Atonick might have a go.

However, this case does kinda smell like the guy who is suing Microsoft/IBM/Apple/Everyone for IP infringement since he got a patent 10 years ago for the computer icon. That being said, I'd like to see EA loose this one big, simply because it is EA.
Possibly, though on the topic of wanting to see EA lose, I'd rather see them lose this one.

http://www.wired.com/playbook/2010/0...adden-lawsuit/

The retired NFL players deserve the money more than the guy who should have figured out something was up when he stopped getting royalty checks in 1992. NFL players didn't make anywhere near the amount they do now 20 years ago and combined with bad health benefits once retired a lot of the players from back in the day are broke. Then again the Madden series was never big or had lots of advertising so how would he have known?
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he really doesnt have a case. madden and nfl gave him permission to make the first game. then after that they gave all the rights to ea. so he doesnt even have a case, he made profit off the game he made and since they switched publishers he doesnt own the rights anymore and isnt titled to anything.
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Originally Posted by Kirmie View Post
Possibly, though on the topic of wanting to see EA lose, I'd rather see them lose this one.

http://www.wired.com/playbook/2010/0...adden-lawsuit/

The retired NFL players deserve the money more than the guy who should have figured out something was up when he stopped getting royalty checks in 1992. NFL players didn't make anywhere near the amount they do now 20 years ago and combined with bad health benefits once retired a lot of the players from back in the day are broke. Then again the Madden series was never big or had lots of advertising so how would he have known?
Sry, I have little sympathy for NFL players.

MOST NFL players these days are financially broke/bankrupt before they even retire as the whopping majority have little to no financial knowledge or maturity in managing their money. Of course the players want a bigger cut, because they do not know how to put money into savings from that multi-million dollar contract.

Yes, they wreck their bodies for our social spectacle...but when most kids in middle school have more life skill in managing their piggy-bank full of quarters they've saved up than a 30year old male football player, I have no sympathy for the "man" in the picture.
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Kill it! Kill it with fire!


Madden, that is. I seriously hate the madden series, last good madden game was 2003, before that was Madden 1995.
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Just because he created the game, doesn't mean he owns it. He created the game for EA, and if he Is no longer employed by EA, then he should no longer get any claims to the money. If he was not paid for things he did while he was employed there, then that is another story, but just saying that because he created the original game, doesn't automatically entitle him to profits from games he was not involved in...

That is like me getting a job somewhere, working there for a couple years, and then leaving, only to sue the company 10 years later, simply because they made a ton of money after I left, and that I feel as though some of that profit should be mine because I had a part to play in that company making all that money (although they made all that money after I left).
     
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Just because he created the game, doesn't mean he owns it. He created the game for EA, and if he Is no longer employed by EA, then he should no longer get any claims to the money. If he was not paid for things he did while he was employed there, then that is another story, but just saying that because he created the original game, doesn't automatically entitle him to profits from games he was not involved in...
You're an employee in Skripka Incorporated. You retire in good standing. 10 years later I stop paying your pension. I mean hay, you no longer an employee. Does the contract you signed for compensation not matter since you're no longer an employee?

EA and this guy signed a contract. EA has not lived up to the terms seemingly.
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Just like a few others have stated. I would like to see EA lose simply because they are EA.
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I want to see EA lose: So I can pay $70 for games now!

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