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    "EA Sports Litigation"

    Has anyone else gotten this email!?


    "Legal Notice from U.S. District Court: EA Sports Class Action"

    It talks about if you purchase an EA football game (Madden or NCAA) back in 2005 you may be a "class action member"

    I'm lost.

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    I'm pretty sure I have Madden 2004-06 still so I guess I am class action. But what does it mean!?

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    ****, i have Madden 96-2011. This better mean i get a discount on the next one or i get some kind of medal.

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    Yea, I got that e-mail as well

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    I got it. Even if they win vs. EA (unlikely) we would all get like a dollar back. Think of all of the copies of Madden that have been purchased since 05.

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    It really doesn't mean anything. If you want to opt out of the class action and sue EA yourself (you don't want to) then you need to mail something to the address provided. Otherwise, you can really ignore it because it doesn't effect you in any way. The best that you can hope for is that EA loses and it allows 2k to make a football game.

    The monopoly makes the price higher argument is BS anyways. Madden and NCAA games come out at the same price as all other new games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugottabjoshinme View Post
    It really doesn't mean anything. If you want to opt out of the class action and sue EA yourself (you don't want to) then you need to mail something to the address provided. Otherwise, you can really ignore it because it doesn't effect you in any way. The best that you can hope for is that EA loses and it allows 2k to make a football game.

    The monopoly makes the price higher argument is BS anyways. Madden and NCAA games come out at the same price as all other new games.
    We can only hope. But will 2K be able to produce a game in such a short amount of time? EA apparently works on future Madden's once a new one is released (although I think they just get the same game from the previous year and make a few changes in the last few days before it comes out ), but 2K would have to immediately start working on an entire new game for 2012, correct?
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    At this point, Cousins gives us the best opportunity to win.
    30 minutes before RG3 goes down

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    I got the e-mail as well.

    #PoseyHugs #SanchezHugs

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    woooo go 2k!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewredskin3 View Post
    We can only hope. But will 2K be able to produce a game in such a short amount of time? EA apparently works on future Madden's once a new one is released (although I think they just get the same game from the previous year and make a few changes in the last few days before it comes out ), but 2K would have to immediately start working on an entire new game for 2012, correct?
    I see no way 2k could have one out in 2012.

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    Just in case people here want to know what the email said.

    GEOFFREY PECOVER and ANDREW OWENS v. ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal. - Oakland Div.)
    Case No. 08-cv-02820 CW

    If You Purchased Certain Electronic Arts Brand Football Video Games
    Between January 1, 2005 to the Present
    You May Be a Class Member.

    Membership as a class member in the Electronic Arts Litigation is the result of a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Oakland Division (Case No. 08-cv-02820 CW).

    What Is This Class Action About?
    The class action lawsuit alleges violations of California's antitrust and consumer protection laws in connection with the sale of certain football video games. Plaintiffs, purchasers of Electronic Arts' football video games, claim that Defendant Electronic Arts entered into a series of exclusive licenses with the National Football League (NFL), National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA), National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), and Arena Football League (AFL), which Plaintiffs claim foreclosed competition in an alleged football video game market. Plaintiffs allege that this series of exclusive licenses caused customers who purchased certain football video games to be overcharged.
    Defendant Electronic Arts has denied any liability and all allegations of misconduct. The Court has not decided whether the Defendants did anything wrong, and this Notice is not an expression of any opinion by the Court about the merits of any of the claims or defenses asserted by any party to this litigation.

    Who Are Class Members?
    The Class includes all persons who, during the period January 1, 2005 to the present, purchased the Madden NFL, NCAA Football, or Arena Football League brand video games published by Electronic Arts with a release date of January 1, 2005 to the present. Excluded from the class are purchasers of software for mobile devices, persons purchasing directly from Electronic Arts, persons purchasing used copies of the relevant football video games, and Electronic Arts' employees, officers, directors, legal representatives, and wholly or partly owned subsidiaries or affiliated companies.

    What Should I Do? (Getting Further Information)
    If you believe that you may be a class member (see above "Who Are Class Members"), you should get more detailed information about the class action and its potential effect on you and your rights. Further information can be obtained by going to the following website: www.easportslitigation.com. Additional information about the lawsuit may be obtained from Plaintiffs' Counsel website at www.hbsslaw.com, or by calling Plaintiffs' Counsel at 1-206-623-7292.

    To Remain a Class Member
    If you are a class member and you do nothing, you will be bound by the court's rulings in the lawsuit, including any final Settlement or Judgment.

    To Exclude Yourself from the Class
    (Deadline to Request Exclusion: June 25, 2011)
    If you are a class member and you want to exclude yourself from the class and keep your right to sue Defendant, you must take further action before June 25, 2011. By that date, you must request exclusion in writing to this address:
    Electronic Arts Litigation Exclusion
    P.O. Box 8090
    San Rafael CA 94912-8090

    Or submit a request for exclusion electronically at the following website: www.easportslitigation.com

    For further information about excluding yourself from the class go to the following website:
    www.easportslitigation.com

    Please do not telephone or address inquiries to the Court.
    April 6, 2011. By Order of the U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal. - Oakland Div.).

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    it means that those people are trying to get people on the list to show in court... You dont have to do anything... I got this email also.... to the guy that said they get like a dollar back each is way off... at $60 a game and selling what 500k-1mil coppies per game per year is a lot more...you do the math... And the email is not sent to all people that bought the game only the ones who are on the EA servers i believe... But either way if they win im hearing a compleat refund for all games the were purchased by you during those years....

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewredskin3 View Post
    We can only hope. But will 2K be able to produce a game in such a short amount of time? EA apparently works on future Madden's once a new one is released (although I think they just get the same game from the previous year and make a few changes in the last few days before it comes out ), but 2K would have to immediately start working on an entire new game for 2012, correct?
    Why should you expect them to? It's the idiot fans that want Madden released every year that make it crap. You have to wait for quality. Games take more than 1 year to make. Period. Blizzard, Bethesda, and other devs have proven this. Quality takes time...

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