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LUCY BRADSHAW

LUCY BRADSHAW

General Manager, Maxis Label

POSTED BY Lucy Bradshaw ON Aug 6, 2012

A Thank You From Lucy Bradshaw

Last week I posted a note to explain why I felt the need to pursue legal action against Zynga for their blatant copying of The Sims Social.  The complaint is now on file in United States District Court in San Francisco.

This action definitely touched a nerve in the gaming community. The response from peers within the industry, EA and Maxis employees and players of not only The Sims but all games in support of EA’s action was amazing and fast.

So here’s another post to simply say Thank You.  Your kind words and emotional support add strength to my conviction that we’re doing the right thing.

Comments (16)

  1. +4 0
    Well, I'm not a fan of EA. Though I'm supporting you in this but not as much as other, smaller companies who were the victims of Zynga without any ways to protect their rights. EA has that power and hopefully, you will win.
    Aug 6, 2012
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    really I like it,,,http://www.icahbanjarmasin.com
    Aug 7, 2012
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  3. 0 0
    Mrs. Bradshaw I am a player of EA games and I've got a idea of games for you. Can we talk of this idea please. My e-mail is spectregwada971@hotmail.com
    Aug 7, 2012
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    I'm no fan of EA's but I do agree that it's a clear violation.
    Aug 8, 2012
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    Thank you for looking out for The Sims franchise. I wish you well in court.
    Aug 8, 2012
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  6. +1 0
    I generally dislike EA for multiple reasons, one of which being the lack of consideration for those of us who play your games, but this ONE time ... Kudos to you EA for doing something right! While I do not believe there is even a single spec of altruism in this action, it may very well end up teaching Zynga to stop ripping off devs that actually have a clue on how to dev
    Aug 9, 2012
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    EA is the best but there is a lot of things that EA must take care of it like before one week my EA account has been hacked so the hacker has change my email and first and last name and the id so when i told the EA employer about that he asked me to prove on of the above so when he didn't find anything he just told me that im sry and i cant help u cuz we cant find ur acc . this is in generally but EA MUST take care especially with live chat. and i have a suggest that let EA buy COD games too...
    Aug 10, 2012
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    A Electronic Arts, proprietária da produtora Maxis, acionou a Zynga judicialmente alegando que a empresa violou os seus direitos autorais com "The Ville". De acordo com a EA, a empresa responsável por "The Ville" copiou os elementos mais expressivos de "The Sim Social" em seu game, como "animações, movimentos de personagens e ações" Conte com a gente pois apoiaremos e defenderemos juntos nossos direitos em toda a extensão possível e vamos vencer este processo, EA!
    Aug 10, 2012
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    Electronic Arts, Maxis owns the production company, Zynga triggered the court alleging that the company violated its copyright in "The Ville." According to EA, the company responsible for "The Ville" copied the most significant elements of "The Social Yes" on your game, like "animations, movements and actions of characters" Count on us because together we will support and defend our rights to the fullest extent possible and we will win this case, EA!
    Aug 10, 2012
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    I am a serious Sim player and love EA games I also love to play Farmville from Zynga I noticed that the Ville on facebook is a lot like the Sims Social. This s really wrong for them to do I mean it is like a slap in the face, just go over to facebook and play The Ville for one second and you will think you are playing The Sims Social. And they are using that to.
    Aug 15, 2012
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    Hope you win! :)
    Aug 16, 2012
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    I don't think it was right for Zynga to create that game and I have a small hatred of EA and there several acquisitions of other copanys especialy Maxis
    Aug 16, 2012
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    Eu quero minha conta de volta do Need For Speed World
    Sep 8, 2012
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    Dear Lucy, sorry about your trouble with The Sims Social. I'm speaking for the lost game community but PLEASE consider bringing The Sims Online back. Many of us are lost without it, TSO was home to many old face and new ones getting settled. PLEASE!!! I find myself trying to log on still. I'm begging you and the big guns of EA to at least give it a test run. You will prosper so much if you decide to bring it back. PLEASE!!!! I cant express myself enough. PLEASE!!!!
    Oct 10, 2012
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    Perhaps you could ask someone in the Tiger Woods Online section to post something to all of us who play that game whether or not it has a future, or is it on it's last leg? Also. I was banned from the EA Sports Forum due to a very biased Moderator. Perhaps you can get someone in a corporate position to examine my account and realize I am not a "freeloader". I pay hundreds of dollars to play EA Sports games. forum.ea.com/eaforum/categories/show/174.page Thank you.
    Jan 5, 2013
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    I forgot to add, EA Help Support is spinning it's wheels when trying to get my unbanned from the forum. Nothing is happening. forum.ea.com/eaforum/categories/show/174.page
    Jan 5, 2013
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