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Deacon
03-12-2004, 04:48:10
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20041130-4427.html

Not related to Steam, but part of a distribution rights turf fight. Looks like Valve just took distribution rights for some venues away from Vivendi.

Darkstar
03-12-2004, 19:52:42
Yeah, I saw that a couple of days ago on GameSpot. It's just the fight between Valve and VU over where VU can sell Valve's stuff. Valve reserved all online forms of distrubution for itself (listed as a bad faith item by VU in their other suit), and got made when it found out VU was selling their products via cyber-cafes. VU's challenge was weak, saying "we have rights to distribute through our channels, and that's one of our channels". Judge didn't agree. ;)

Still more mudslinging to be expected between the two.

MDA
03-12-2004, 20:05:29
I saw that too. Its certainly going to be interesting to watch.

Probably not as interesting as the actual game.

Shining1
03-12-2004, 22:40:00
I mean come on. This is a company who's game features an all power, uber-dark villian called 'The Administrator'. :D

notyoueither
04-12-2004, 10:10:22
No news is good news