EA Settles Price-Fixing Lawsuit But Apparently Still Has Madden Monopoly On NFL Games

EA Settles Price-Fixing Lawsuit But Apparently Still Has Madden Monopoly On NFL Games

Electronic Arts (aka our Worst Company In America winner) has settled a lawsuit alleging that it was overcharging for some of its most popular sports titles, including Madden NFL as well as NCAA Football and Arena Football games. But while the settlement restricts EA’s ability to sign exclusive deals with the NCAA and Arena Football, it appears its Madden Monopoly on NFL titles will march on intact. [More]

NFL Retirees Blitz EA With Madden Lawsuit

NFL Retirees Blitz EA With Madden Lawsuit

NFL retirees are unhappy that Electronic Arts used their likenesses and stats in Madden NFL 09 without paying for the rights to do so. The game didn’t include the old-timer’s names in order to run the end around on licensing fees, the class-action lawsuit alleges. EA also changed the players’ numbers for an extra layer of protection. [More]