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Football gamers sue EA

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ChargerRay, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay Moving on.... Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    http://www.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2008/06/09/daily53.html?ana=from_rss

    Gamers in California and Washington, D.C., have sued Electronic Arts Inc. over what they call "blatantly anticompetitive conduct" in its football gaming niche.

    The suit against Redwood City-based EA (NASDAQ:ERTS) says after early competition in football games between EA and Take-Two Interactive Inc., EA cut the price of its Madden 2005 game from $49.95 to $29.95.

    "Electronic Arts could have continued to compete by offering a lower price and/or a higher quality product," the suit said. "Instead, Electronic Arts quickly entered into a series of exclusive agreements with the only viable sports football associations in the United States: the National Football League, the Arena Football League, and NCAA Football."

    The suit says EA raised the price of Madden 2006 by 70 percent.

    The plaintiffs have requested a class action and want restitution and damages for buyers of EA football game since August of 2005.
     
  2. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with that. I'll be surprised if this isn't thrown out of court.
     
  3. Boltjolt

    Boltjolt Well-Known Member

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    If you can win 2 million from McDonalds because you are too stupid to know COFFEE is hot if you spill it on you......then anything can happen
     

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