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11:40 CST :: 2/15/2009

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Hey, remember when Konami tried to sue Harmonix and Viacom last July over patents for musical instrument peripherals? Now this is happening --
Bloomberg is reporting that Viacom and Harmonix are suing Konami, saying that their game Rock Revolution violates patents for musical instrument peripherals.

Yeah.

The complaint was filed yesterday in a federal court in Boston, home-base of Harmonix Music Systems. The complaint seeks to stop the sales of Rock Revolution, plus cash compensation. Considering the profits from sales of Rock Revolution would hardly cover the cost of an E.T. the Extraterrestrial videogame-like pit to bury the remaining copies of the game, one can estimate Viacom and Harmonix stand to gain somewhere in the range of $34.79 here.

According to the Bloomberg report, the Viacom patent (filed last December) on the instruments claims that it improved on early videogame music controllers, citing Beatmania as an example of older inventions. Hard to argue there -- have you guys seen those big wooden Guitar Freaks arcade controllers? Yikes.

We'll be watching this one closely, if only because the whole situation is headed in an "LOL funny" direction we wouldn't want to miss.


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12:57 CST :: 2/15/2009

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Oh! Viacom sued Konami.
But, Konami have sued more companies (last one was Pentavision. II had to disagree with Konami that time since DJ MAX is a good game). I'll wait for more info in the next days.


Edited by YASANGMA on 12:57 CST :: 2/15/2009

13:08 CST :: 2/15/2009

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Anything bad that happens to Konami involving lawsuits is a good thing.

14:20 CST :: 2/15/2009

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it's the Karma law.

Konami has to lear this lesson, what you do is what you get.


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15:13 CST :: 2/15/2009

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Oh sweet, sweet fucking karma. If only this would completely insubstantiate any claims Konami's trying to hold over Harmonix for that other ridiculous fucking lawsuit, it would be the sex icing on a sweet karma muffin.

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16:51 CST :: 2/15/2009

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Rock Revolution was a complete disaster

They get what they deserve


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19:05 CST :: 2/15/2009

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Mwahahahahaha.

Konami'd better lose a fortune on this. They need a real whopping taste of their own medicine.


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21:09 CST :: 2/15/2009

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Rock Revolution is going horrible anyways. >.> I saw Rock Revolution + Drums for $60 when I belive that it was around 90 or so bucks at first. Also, Valentines Day Sale They droped it to 45 for Drums + game + Guitar.... I think that is the lowest price in the store.

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09:35 CST :: 2/18/2009

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Quote (MoonLight129 @ 15:51 CST :: 2/15/2009)
Rock Revolution was a complete disaster

They get what they deserve

Oh! Yes
Rock Revolution is a disaster. I don't like it as GuitarFreaks/Drummania!!!


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18:42 CST :: 2/18/2009

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When I heard about this, I laughed sooooooooooooo hard.

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