Usually, when there’s a videogame lawsuit involving a mega-publisher, I generally assume that said publisher is using its fiscal and legal might to strong-arm some smaller company or developer in to doing its bidding – either that or it’s some ridiculous patent case. In this instance, I’m firmly on Ubisoft’s side – because they’re suing the Black Eyed Peas.
Ubisoft is suing the holding company that controls Will.I.Am, the lady Gremlin from the end of Gremlins 2, that lanky fellow and co, BEP Music LLC – for an apparent breach of contract. They say that BEP Music has been dodging their requests for certification, as required by a licencing agreement, of an iOS game to follow their “Black Eyed Peas Experience” dancing game.
Ubisoft says they’ve spent a rather ludicrous €181,000 developing the iOS game so far; and a couple of dancers who like to pretend they can sing are standing in the way of Ubisoft cashing in.
I honestly don’t care which way this suit swings – I’m just glad that somebody’s suing The Black Eyed Peas. More people should – for inflicting their particular brand of “music” on humanity. Pretty sure it’s a violation in direct contravention of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Last Updated: October 17, 2012