Posts Tagged ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Multiplayer’

Nobody Wins In The Dictator vs Call of Duty

By Alec Meer on July 17th, 2014.

This was yesterday’s news of course, but it seems too bleakly funny to neglect mentioning here. Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is suing Activision from his jail cell, claiming the use of his name and image as a CODBLOPS 2 baddie is unjust and misrepresentative. While his lawyers do note that “Plaintiff was portrayed as an antagonist and portrayed as the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes” (as opposed to his all numerous non-fictional heinous crimes)” the nub of the challenge seems to be less hurt feelings and more “creating the false impression that defendants are authorized to use plaintiff’s image and likeness.” In other words, filthy lucre. Figures.
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Post-Modern – ‘Call Of Duty: Ghosts’ Busted

By Alec Meer on April 24th, 2013.

Another year, another Call of Duty. So Jesus told Moses, and so Moses told Gandalf, and so we all now know it. The obvious money’s been on this year’s slice of shooting man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man after man being a new entry in the Modern Warfare series, but UK supermarket Tesco briefly put up a packshot for something called Call of Duty: Ghosts earlier today. It’s gone now, but not before I assembled the following high-res pic out of its weird image zoom thing.

(That sounds like it’s a setup for a trick. It isn’t, promise).
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