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LucasFilm Uses Legal Force to Shut Down Star Wars Battlefront Copycat

Did you hear about the studio Frontwire who announced that it was releasing a Star Wars Battlefront successor titled Galaxy in Turmoil via Steam? It sounded like a good idea, right? Well, there’s just one little problem. They didn’t get any licensing rights from EA or Lucasfilm so the project was essentially an unauthorized knock off. They never had permission to use the Star Wars IP and this is a big problem, especially at a time when Star Wars is as popular as it is. Frontwire president Tony Romanelli detailed in a blog post that as of June 22, Frontwire received a letter from Lucasfilm requesting development on Galaxy in Turmoil be halted immediately. he goes on to explain how he didn’t want to just give up so easily so he reached out to Lucasfilm to request a meeting. They obliged and some negotiations were made. Unfortunately (but not unexpectedly), no…

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EA Being Sued for Battlefield 1943 Broken Promises

Gamers don’t take kindly to being let down. Broken promises over Battlefield 1943 have landed EA in the middle of a lawsuit. US law firm Edelson McGuire has filed a class action suit against EA on behalf of unhappy PlayStation gamers in a bid to get them the free copy of Battlefield 1943 they were originally assured they would receive, Kotaku reports. The promise was made at E3, where Sony executives promised to bundle Battlefield 3 with copies of the new Battlefield 1943. Gamers who bought the game expecting to get Battlefield 3 were highly disappointed. The suit alleges that EA “misled and profited from thousands of their customers by making a promise that [it] could not, and never intended, to keep”. However, the lawsuit is about more than just the broken promise. It also cites the late announcement of the matter, which was made after many customers had already…

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