Quantcast
No Doubt suing Activision over appearance in Band Hero - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


No Doubt suing Activision over appearance in Band Hero


4:20 PM on 11.04.2009
No Doubt suing Activision over appearance in Band Hero photo



Just as happened with Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5 and the screams from the bloated, sucking mass which rallied to his defense, Activision is taking some heat for the use of likenesses in their music games. The issue comes this time from No Doubt who are outraged that their avatars can be used to play the full playlist of songs.

The suit filed today alleges that Activision withheld information on how the avatars could be used in the game and, when asked to prevent the use of the avatars on unapproved songs, refused to accommodate the band by stating it would be "too expensive."

While I do think it would be pretty slimy if Activision had in fact not been clear with them, the way the suit approaches the issue is a bit disgusting in it's own right. Instead of making that the main complaint, they dress it up as a bruise to their ego, as if the internet isn't already full of images of Gwen Stefani's head on Marv Albert's lingiere-wearing body.

I want to get behind No Doubt on this because I think people should be able to have at least some measure of control over the use of their likeness in a commercial product but it's really hard to do that when they're going to be such crybabies about something I thought should had been written off as a kinda funny but ultimately harmless thing by now anyway.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



Review: Destiny: The Dark Below photo
Review: Destiny: The Dark Below
2:00 PM on 12.12.2014






Activision

4:00 PM on 12.09.2014
Review in Progress: Destiny: The Dark Below

Destiny was released earlier this year, and like many hyped games, it failed to deliver on its promises. The good news? It was still a well crafted shooter, and practically everything involving the actual gameplay was ex...more



9:00 AM on 12.09.2014
You can carry over your progress to the Destiny sequel

Many people have misunderstood the "$500 million" and "10 year plan" comments that Activision has made in the past in regards to Destiny. Those numbers encompass the entire franchise over time, not just one game. That plan in...more



5:55 AM on 12.09.2014
Completing the new questline in Destiny is complicated, here's how

After booting up the new Destiny expansion The Dark Below this morning, I completed the three new story missions. Upon finishing the questline I saw that the weekly Heroic and Nightfall missions were blacked ou...more



View all Activision






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more