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(Kotaku)   Bridgestone channels their inner Obi-Wan, responds to Sony's lawsuit with "This is not the Kevin Butler you are looking for"   (kotaku.com) divider line 46
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2012-10-09 02:37:20 PM
Look, the 85 Bears were the single greatest football team ever assembled, but the dude was only the kicker. If you're gonna sue, get Singletary or Dent. Hell, even Gary Fencik would be better than Butler.
 
2012-10-09 03:14:58 PM
This is trademark abuse. Would a customer be confused between tires and Wii?
 
2012-10-09 03:56:02 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: This is trademark abuse. Would a customer be confused between tires and Wii?


So THAT'S why my truck has such a rough ride lately!

/Didn't notice a change in game quality though...
 
2012-10-09 03:59:07 PM
You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.
 
2012-10-09 04:09:49 PM

Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.


It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.
 
2012-10-09 04:12:22 PM
They should have hired people to work on their next console rather than hiring lawyers to sue an actor.
Exclusive rights to Kevin Butler wont save their video game empire.
 
2012-10-09 04:12:31 PM

HeartBurnKid: It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it.


Figured. It should have just been over with there. A couple laughs and a few meme pictures and it's forgotten in a week. But NOOOOO!
 
2012-10-09 04:18:35 PM

HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.


this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.
 
2012-10-09 04:20:25 PM
Now, Bridgestone is asserting that Kevin Butler didn't appear in their commercial. In a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter), Bridgestone says, "Mr. Lambert is one of the actors who appeared in the commercial as a Bridgestone engineer," say the defendant. "Bridgestone denies that 'Kevin Butler' appears in the Bridgestone commercial discussed herein and thus denies that he speaks or does anything whatsoever in the commercial."

makes sense to me. Other then who plays the character is there anything else that implies it's the same character?

Is he no longer to take any role again because someone could believe he is portraying "Kevin Butler"?
 
2012-10-09 04:26:17 PM

Antimatter: this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.


Except that (1) Jerry Lambert is neither an endorser nor a spokesman for Playstation; he merely played a character named Kevin Butler in the Playstation ads, and (2) he wasn't pitching the Wii; he just happened to be playing the Wii in an ad for Bridgestone tires. Further, I doubt there was any sort of exclusivity clause in Lambert's contract, especially now that the Butler campaign has ended.

This seems akin to Warner Bros. suing Halcyon for putting Bruce Wayne in Terminator: Salvation.
 
2012-10-09 04:29:06 PM

Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.

this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.


Newsflash: Lambert is not pitching competing Sony products. He's pitching TIRES, farking TIRES.
 
2012-10-09 04:36:09 PM

Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.

this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.


Michael Jordan has endorsement deals with Nike, Gatorade, Hanes, Upper Deck, 2K Sports and Five Star Fragrances.

So the appropriate analogy would be if Michael Jordan endorsed Nike then Gatorade, then Nike sued Jordan and Gatorade.

Butler's only mistake was touching a game controller.  Hopefully the lawsuit gets tossed out.
 
2012-10-09 04:39:43 PM

HeartBurnKid: Antimatter: this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Except that (1) Jerry Lambert is neither an endorser nor a spokesman for Playstation; he merely played a character named Kevin Butler in the Playstation ads, and (2) he wasn't pitching the Wii; he just happened to be playing the Wii in an ad for Bridgestone tires. Further, I doubt there was any sort of exclusivity clause in Lambert's contract, especially now that the Butler campaign has ended.

This seems akin to Warner Bros. suing Halcyon for putting Bruce Wayne in Terminator: Salvation.


I'm not seeing that. He was the face of playstation for many years, to the point of them inviting him to e3. I wouldn't be surprised if that came with a contract clause that stated he couldn't be seen playing a competitors product for X many years.

The Jordan thing is a good analog. When you think Jordan, you think Nike. If he was sporting reebocks in an ad, even if it wasn't a shoe add, it could still be a contract violation.

rocky_howard: Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.

this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.

Newsflash: Lambert is not pitching competing Sony products. He's pitching TIRES, farking TIRES.


Yes, while playing a wii. That's the problem, not the tires.

You'd see a similar suit from any major company if their spokesmen was seen using a rivals product in an ad/movie/etc. It's the downside to how spokesmen work. You don't have to be activly pitching the rivals product, you just have to be seen in an ad with it, movie with it, etc.
 
2012-10-09 04:40:54 PM

Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.

this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.


Kevin Butler is a character played by an actor. This actor is not a slave, nor is he contracted with Sony to only act for them. Actors act. That's their job.
 
2012-10-09 04:42:06 PM

nocturn: Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.

this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.

Michael Jordan has endorsement deals with Nike, Gatorade, Hanes, Upper Deck, 2K Sports and Five Star Fragrances.

So the appropriate analogy would be if Michael Jordan endorsed Nike then Gatorade, then Nike sued Jordan and Gatorade.

Butler's only mistake was touching a game controller.  Hopefully the lawsuit gets tossed out.


No, because Nike and Gatorade do not compete with each other. It would be a better analog if say, Jordan was drinking powerade during an add for 2k sports or something. Gatorade could sue him for breech of contract.
 
2012-10-09 04:43:41 PM

bhcompy: Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.

this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.

Kevin Butler is a character played by an actor. This actor is not a slave, nor is he contracted with Sony to only act for them. Actors act. That's their job.


Sorry, but he was a spokesmen and probably had a contract stating he wouldn't be seen with this or that, such as a wii or 360, for the duration of the contracted period.

I'm not sure why people are having such a hard time with this concept.
 
2012-10-09 04:47:18 PM

Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Antimatter: this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Except that (1) Jerry Lambert is neither an endorser nor a spokesman for Playstation; he merely played a character named Kevin Butler in the Playstation ads, and (2) he wasn't pitching the Wii; he just happened to be playing the Wii in an ad for Bridgestone tires. Further, I doubt there was any sort of exclusivity clause in Lambert's contract, especially now that the Butler campaign has ended.

This seems akin to Warner Bros. suing Halcyon for putting Bruce Wayne in Terminator: Salvation.

I'm not seeing that. He was the face of playstation for many years, to the point of them inviting him to e3. I wouldn't be surprised if that came with a contract clause that stated he couldn't be seen playing a competitors product for X many years.


And Christian Bale did tons of publicity for the Dark Knight films. Doesn't change the fact that he was playing a character, not endorsing the product himself.

The Jordan thing is a good analog. When you think Jordan, you think Nike. If he was sporting reebocks in an ad, even if it wasn't a shoe add, it could still be a contract violation.

Well, that would depend on the contract, I suppose. If the contract Lambert signed stated that he couldn't even been seen using a competing product in any other ads, even after the campaign is over, he might be in violation of it. But that seems like a rather restrictive contract, especially since Lambert wasn't a paid endorser like Jordan (or, for that matter, Jared Fogle), but an actor playing the character Kevin Butler.
 
2012-10-09 04:47:46 PM

Antimatter: Sorry, but he was a spokesmen and probably had a contract stating he wouldn't be seen with this or that, such as a wii or 360, for the duration of the contracted period.

I'm not sure why people are having such a hard time with this concept.


You're having a hard time understanding that Kevin Butler is a fictional character.
 
2012-10-09 04:48:07 PM

Antimatter: Sorry, but he was a spokesmen


That's the thing. He wasn't a spokesman. At no point does the name "Jerry Lambert" appear in the ad. He was an actor. That's all.
 
2012-10-09 04:51:38 PM
Yup, throwing a big legal hissy fit about it is sure going to make the problem go away. Sony execs should go ask Barbara Streisand how well that works.
 
2012-10-09 04:54:34 PM
Do you think that, while they were filming the commercial, Lambert looked down at his hands holding the Wii controller and said "Ya know, this probably isn't a great idea...."
 
2012-10-09 04:55:08 PM
I'm really enjoying the people attempting to speak legalese whilst fundamentally misunderstanding the situation.


An actor used to be in some commercials. They're over. He was in a new commercial. Sony is attempting to turn an actor being pigeon-holed into grounds for legal action.

Hell, they are citing him for "Brand Confusion" and they're the ones who made up a Sony executive for him to pretend to be.

This case is dead on arrival for very clear reasons. If you're pretending to be a lawyer, don't pretend to be the shiatty kind.
 
2012-10-09 04:55:17 PM
So is Sony saying that this guy needs to get approval from them before taking any other acting jobs?
 
2012-10-09 04:59:25 PM

bhcompy: Antimatter: Sorry, but he was a spokesmen and probably had a contract stating he wouldn't be seen with this or that, such as a wii or 360, for the duration of the contracted period.

I'm not sure why people are having such a hard time with this concept.

You're having a hard time understanding that Kevin Butler is a fictional character.


It's my understanding Pierce Brosnan couldn't wear a tux in any movie while he was under contract to do Bond. If there was a provision in Jerry Lambert's contract that prevented him from appearing with Wii's or 360's and he's still under the terms of this contract, seems like a fair lawsuit.
 
2012-10-09 05:05:45 PM
There's a difference between being a spokesperson and being a fictional character created for an ad campaign.

Anyone remember "Hi, I'm a Mac" "Hi, I'm a PC"? Was Mr. PC a spokeman for MS, IBM, Lenova or any other company linked in popular thinking to the term PC? Was he a spokesman for Apple, despite his role in the script?

There are actors who have exclusivity built into their contracts. I believe the "Can You Hear Me Know" guy discussed this as a major downside of his contract-- he was guaranteed to be rich but he liked acting.

The point though is that this isn't a breach of contract lawsuit. So there was most likely no clause preventing him from appearing in this ad. He isn't the one in trouble here, Bridgestone is. So how do we come to the conclusion that he was prohibited from doing this? That argument makes no sense to me based on how this suit was filed.

Also, they are claiming in California courts that his likeness itself belongs to them. Although the entertainment distributors would love to see that argument win in court, CA has some of the strictest laws anywhere affording people control over their own likeness thanks to the influence of SAG and other unions. I can't believe that a lawyer would consider this a surer route to victory than a simple breach-of-contract claim.
 
2012-10-09 05:07:40 PM

Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.

this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.


It would be like Michael Jordan wearing Reeboks in an ad for Michelin, or Jared eating Quizno's in an ad for Meineke.
 
2012-10-09 05:09:58 PM

sidcart42: This case is dead on arrival for very clear reasons. If you're pretending to be a lawyer, don't pretend to be the shiatty kind.


and that doesn't even really address the enforceability questions about a lot of those clauses they put in contracts. i had a ridiculous non compete clause in a former job and i just ignored it because it was unenforceable.
 
2012-10-09 05:15:41 PM
I notice the same actors in alot of ads, I always wonder what all the other struggling actors think when the same guys get jobs over and over.
 
2012-10-09 05:18:29 PM

Salamando3000: It's my understanding Pierce Brosnan couldn't wear a tux in any movie while he was under contract to do Bond. If there was a provision in Jerry Lambert's contract that prevented him from appearing with Wii's or 360's and he's still under the terms of this contract, seems like a fair lawsuit.


So that's why he wore one in The Thomas Crown Affair, right?

Do you people believe everything you read without applying the slightest amount of critical thinking to see if it's true?
 
2012-10-09 05:19:27 PM

moothemagiccow: Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.

this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.

It would be like Michael Jordan wearing Reeboks in an ad for Michelin, or Jared eating Quizno's in an ad for Meineke.


Right, which could still be a contract violation, depending on how the contract works.
 
2012-10-09 05:20:24 PM

bhcompy: Antimatter: Sorry, but he was a spokesmen and probably had a contract stating he wouldn't be seen with this or that, such as a wii or 360, for the duration of the contracted period.

I'm not sure why people are having such a hard time with this concept.

You're having a hard time understanding that Kevin Butler is a fictional character.


No, I'm not. He may have played a character, but he was still a spokemen pitching a product.
 
2012-10-09 05:21:33 PM

moothemagiccow: Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.

this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.

It would be like Michael Jordan wearing Reeboks in an ad for Michelin, or Jared eating Quizno's in an ad for Meineke.


Not even that. It'd be like Justin Long using a Dell in an ad for Michelin.
 
2012-10-09 05:43:54 PM
popsop.com

How do these ads work? I can't imagine Coca-Cola is allowing Pepsi-Co to use Coke logos and products in Pepsi ads.
 
2012-10-09 05:45:23 PM
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2012-10-09 05:45:45 PM

Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.

this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.


Huh... do they ever show Jordan's feet when he's doing a Hanes ad? I could imagine that both Hanes can't use shoes with the Nike logo in their ads AND Jordan not allowed to be in any ad for anything where he's wearing shoes that aren't Nike branded.
 
2012-10-09 05:49:28 PM

Gonz: Look, the 85 Bears were the single greatest football team ever assembled, but the dude was only the kicker. If you're gonna sue, get Singletary or Dent. Hell, even Gary Fencik would be better than Butler.


Kevin Butler was ranked as the best player to wear #6 in NFL history AND was an outstanding kicker at Georgia. Currently he is announcing George Bulldog football and can be followed on Twitter @Therealbutthead

His son Drew Butler punted at U of Georgia and they are the first Father and Son to be First Team All Americans in D1 Football. Drew is currently the punter for the Pittsburg Steelers and wears #9. You can follow Drew on Twitter handle, @DrewBut13r

Kevin Butler Wikipedia
Drew Butler Wikipedia
 
2012-10-09 05:51:41 PM

ProfessorOhki: Antimatter: HeartBurnKid: Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.

It had actually already made the rounds on the game blogs, with a general "Hey, that's kinda funny" tone to it. And then Sony had to get all litigious and remind everybody why they suck.

this doesn't make them suck though, just means they have an interest in protecting their brand/enforcing their contracts.

It would be like if Michel Jordan was seen pitching Reebok in an ad, or Jared shooting an add in a Quiznos. When you get hired to be the face of one brand, you don't film ads with you using the competitors product.

Will hopefully get settle out of court though. No interest in it going to trial.

Huh... do they ever show Jordan's feet when he's doing a Hanes ad? I could imagine that both Hanes can't use shoes with the Nike logo in their ads AND Jordan not allowed to be in any ad for anything where he's wearing shoes that aren't Nike branded.


Nike is just glad Mike never showed up with his Charlie Chaplin stache for any of their commercial shoots.

www.jewcy.com
 
2012-10-09 05:58:23 PM

HeartBurnKid: Antimatter: Sorry, but he was a spokesmen

That's the thing. He wasn't a spokesman. At no point does the name "Jerry Lambert" appear in the ad. He was an actor. That's all.


DING!

Also, if he had any exclusion clauses in his contract with Sony his agent would have made damn sure he never went anywhere near that ad(unless his agent is incompetant). And typically those clauses are spelled out meticulously. It's a non-story that Sony managed to blow up.
 
2012-10-09 06:08:55 PM
I feel stupider for reading that, thanks sony and Kevin Butler
 
2012-10-09 06:36:00 PM

Mentalpatient87: You know, if they hadn't said anything I'd hazard that next to nobody would have even noticed that it's the same guy.


Bridgestone has been using him in the exact same way Sony was...he is basically playing the same personality. I can understand the frustration. Kind of silly to be a lawsuit though.
 
2012-10-09 06:42:27 PM
When I saw that ad I was like "Sony is gonna sue that guy" then I re-watched the ad and saw that he doesn't play the wii. I'm still not gonna buy a wii u or playstation. Nintendo let me down too much already and I've spent enough money to replace broken playstations and playstation 2s that I refuse to buy PS3s, 4s or even Playstation 9s
 
2012-10-09 08:01:19 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: When I saw that ad I was like "Sony is gonna sue that guy" then I re-watched the ad and saw that he doesn't play the wii. I'm still not gonna buy a wii u or playstation. Nintendo let me down too much already and I've spent enough money to replace broken playstations and playstation 2s that I refuse to buy PS3s, 4s or even Playstation 9s


The hell you talking about? My launch day PS2 survived thousands of gaming hours, hundreds of DVDs, 12 hour marathons and damn near round-the-clock running at times for a decade. In the end it took a dank basement crawlspace to finally kill it after I gave it to my brother. The PS2 was a god damned beast.
 
2012-10-09 09:40:53 PM

way south: They should have hired people to work on their next console rather than hiring lawyers to sue an actor.
Exclusive rights to Kevin Butler wont save their video game empire.


I saw no mention of an exclusive contract being waved around. I met an actor who had such an exclusive contract, and you'd think the lawyers would produce it if one existed.
 
2012-10-09 10:14:54 PM

WelldeadLink: way south: They should have hired people to work on their next console rather than hiring lawyers to sue an actor.
Exclusive rights to Kevin Butler wont save their video game empire.

I saw no mention of an exclusive contract being waved around. I met an actor who had such an exclusive contract, and you'd think the lawyers would produce it if one existed.


I never even realized it was the same guy until Sony filed this lawsuit, so if anyone is causing confusion, it's them.
 
2012-10-10 01:59:53 AM

Flappyhead: Britney Spear's Speculum: When I saw that ad I was like "Sony is gonna sue that guy" then I re-watched the ad and saw that he doesn't play the wii. I'm still not gonna buy a wii u or playstation. Nintendo let me down too much already and I've spent enough money to replace broken playstations and playstation 2s that I refuse to buy PS3s, 4s or even Playstation 9s

The hell you talking about? My launch day PS2 survived thousands of gaming hours, hundreds of DVDs, 12 hour marathons and damn near round-the-clock running at times for a decade. In the end it took a dank basement crawlspace to finally kill it after I gave it to my brother. The PS2 was a god damned beast.


I'm not an expert, but I'd wager that yours was built better than the ones he bought. Why that happened, I do not know. Perhaps you kept yours closer to the ground than him.
 
2012-10-10 11:00:08 AM

DiffMavis: Flappyhead: Britney Spear's Speculum: When I saw that ad I was like "Sony is gonna sue that guy" then I re-watched the ad and saw that he doesn't play the wii. I'm still not gonna buy a wii u or playstation. Nintendo let me down too much already and I've spent enough money to replace broken playstations and playstation 2s that I refuse to buy PS3s, 4s or even Playstation 9s

The hell you talking about? My launch day PS2 survived thousands of gaming hours, hundreds of DVDs, 12 hour marathons and damn near round-the-clock running at times for a decade. In the end it took a dank basement crawlspace to finally kill it after I gave it to my brother. The PS2 was a god damned beast.

I'm not an expert, but I'd wager that yours was built better than the ones he bought. Why that happened, I do not know. Perhaps you kept yours closer to the ground than him.


My launch PSX and PS2 still work. My launch PS3 had to have the bluray laser replaced after a few years, otherwise it's been solid. Part of the problem people have with consoles these days is they stick them in enclosed entertainment centers and never do dust cleanup, both of which cause heat issues.
 
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