SouthPeak Sues Majesco for Custody of My Baby

vansau

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SouthPeak Sues Majesco for Custody of My Baby



Exactly who has the North American distribution rights to My Baby? SouthPeak is taking Majesco to court in order to find out.

If SouthPeak Games was a kid on the playground, it would probably be the one who gets into fights with its classmates all the time. The publisher has recently become embroiled in a number of lawsuits &mdash mainly with CDV about who owes who money &mdash but the latest courtroom drama is with Majesco over the <a href=http://www.amazon.com/My-Baby-Girl-Nintendo-DS/dp/B001DZDUCQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1279734503&sr=8-2>My Baby license.

SouthPeak has filed suit against Majesco about who has the legal right to publish My Baby games in the United States. Majesco issued a statement last month about how it would be publishing My Baby 3 & Friends, something that SouthPeak found legally objectionable.

"We are exceptionally proud of our success in making the My Baby franchise a leader in the North American market," said SouthPeak about the legal drama. "Our innovative sales, marketing and PR strategies brought My Baby to a huge audience and built a loyal fan base for future products. SouthPeak continues to hold the rights to subsequent My Baby games and we intend to vigorously protect those rights."

Exactly who has the rights to publish the game here in North America is something that will apparently have to be determined by the courts. Meanwhile, French developer Nobilis Games (the company that actually owns the My Baby IP) is staying quiet on the whole matter.

Earlier this week, SouthPeak announced that it <a href=http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/ir/?Module=MediaViewer&GUID=13931743&Ticker=SOPK>had acquired a $5.5 million investment. It seems likely that the money came at an opportune time, seeing as how all this courtroom drama for the publisher isn't likely to be cheap.

Source: Joystiq


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Cherry Cola

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vansau said:
Exactly who has the North American distribution rights to My Baby?
Reading this out of context is very hilarious.

OT: I don't know who to vote for. Mostly because I'm not sure who is bad and who is good.
 

enzilewulf

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I am not going to lie at first I thought this said South park sues Majesco for Custody of My baby. Yet now seeing it I have been corrected. Any who I have never heard of this game... Yet more drama in the game department.
 
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Is it just me (and I know it's not) that thought that was Southpark...

That would have been a very different story altogether.

But yeah, that picture made me very uncomfortable - and woe betide them if the Tabloids get it.

[HEADING=1]SICK SOUTHPEAK PEDDLES PEDO PORN!![/HEADING]
 

SniperMacFox

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Why are they bothering to fight over the rights of the game? Wouldn't it be more constructive to spend their time making something entertaining instead?

Oh, hold on, it's SouthPeak and Majesco. Never mind.
 

Jack and Calumon

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If SouthPeak were a kid, and the industry was a school, then it would be the person that picks fights and no-one likes. The people of the "Edge" Trademark would be their friend. I wonder what Kojima would be? In fact, this calls for a thread!

Calumon: Either way, who wants rights to change babies?
 

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bladester1 said:
That picture greatly disturbs me, and I'm sure the game would as well.
Very creepy screen cap.
For those not disturbed by that image, I actually think Ubisoft has a competing franchise in the works for the DS called Paedoz.
 

Onyx Oblivion

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Majesco published Psychonauts...

And they're now fighting for "My Baby".

But Southpeak published a ton of mediocre/bad titles that aren't ever as bad as the criticism they receive. Even Two Worlds has a few good qualities, like the magic customization, and the item stacking.

Who to cheer for?
 

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Hubilub said:
vansau said:
Exactly who has the North American distribution rights to My Baby?
Reading this out of context is very hilarious.
I thought we would be talking about something very different when I clicked the topic. XD

Yhea, I don't know who has the rights and I don't care. I wasn't even aware this game existed until now.
 

Daemascus

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Fucking creepy game... Loyal and large fan base my ass. Its freaking legal kiddy porn.
 

Cherry Cola

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tellmeimaninja said:
That is the single most hilarious headline ever when read out of context.

But still, this is over a game called "My Baby".
No matter which company wins, everyone loses.
I WAS FIRST TO POINT OUT THE HILARITY!

And your avatar is looking worse than usual. Explain!
 

Cherry Cola

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tellmeimaninja said:
Hubilub said:
tellmeimaninja said:
That is the single most hilarious headline ever when read out of context.

But still, this is over a game called "My Baby".
No matter which company wins, everyone loses.
I WAS FIRST TO POINT OUT THE HILARITY!

And your avatar is looking worse than usual. Explain!
I sadly have no income with which to pay for a PubClub subscription, and the good version was almost 500k. I have an avatar limit of 100k. This is the only version that falls in that limit. If you can somehow make a decent-looking version that fits in this limit, then I would be forever in your debt.
I can not.

GET THE SAMUEL JACKSON ONE BACK
 

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Jack and Calumon said:
If SouthPeak were a kid, and the industry was a school, then it would be the person that picks fights and no-one likes. The people of the "Edge" Trademark would be their friend. I wonder what Kojima would be? In fact, this calls for a thread!

Calumon: Either way, who wants rights to change babies?
He's the introverted Mission Impossible fanfic-and-stop-motion-film writer with three-inch thick glasses and an abnormal love of chasing ducks.

No, I don't get it either, but this story is about SouthPeak, and they're such a mediocre shlock factory that anything having to do with them or anything they do can only distract from the brilliance of developer/playground child archtype comparisons.
 

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Hubilub said:
vansau said:
Exactly who has the North American distribution rights to My Baby?
Reading this out of context is very hilarious.

OT: I don't know who to vote for. Mostly because I'm not sure who is bad and who is good.
It is...I just read it through, and...im still chuckling now.

ALthough, seriously at the game? wtf?