Activision settles lawsuit for Wii version of Guitar Hero III

Apr 8, 2008
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If you'll all remember, Activision released the Wii version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock with a minor flaw. Well, releasing a game that depends greatly on audio with only the ability to output in mono is more than a small flaw, but they've made up for it, so who's counting? Anywho, there was a class action lawsuit regarding this matter, and it has finally been settled.

A gentleman by the name of Samuel Livingston filed the suit seeking "actual damages, individual restitution, equitable relief, civil penalties, costs and expenses of litigation, including attorney's fees, and all further relief available." I don't think the suit went exactly as he planned.

At the end of the day, Activision was required to extend their trade-in program until August of this year, and give people free faceplates. Oh, and they aren't allowed to manufacture the mono-stricken discs anymore. Then again, Activision was already handing out faceplates and likely ceased production of the old discs long ago. I really hope he wasn't expecting to get something grand out of this.

[via Kotaku]


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