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Ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues
Activision over ´Call of Duty´ game

Los Angeles Times, by Paresh Dave

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/15/2014 10:43:57 PM

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing the Santa Monica video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. for depicting him and using his name without his permission in one of the fastest-selling video games. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Noriega alleges that “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” portrays him as “a kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state.” This was done “to heighten realism in its game,” which “translates directly into heightened sales” for Activision, the lawsuit states. Noriega, 80, is seeking lost profits as well as damages. His attorneys did not respond to

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Who knew old Pineapple Face Manny was still kicking around?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mushroom, 7/15/2014 11:19:10 PM     (No. 9926519)

While I abhor Noriega, I agree with his lawyers. This isn´t an educational film or a historical document. It is a for profit game and they used his likeness. One could even bring up slander...leaving the proof on Activision.
As an aside, Lohan was the first thought in my head when I saw the GTV cover. I had just figured she was desperate enough for cash to do it.
(Full disclosure: I do not play GTV...I did play Blacks Ops 2..I didn´t bother with Ghost. )

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/16/2014 1:31:18 AM     (No. 9926634)

Didn´t know he had been released from prison. For that kind of money, he can live really well for a long time in Panama. His wife wouldn´t have to cut the buttons from new clothes in stores anymore.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/16/2014 9:22:24 AM     (No. 9926990)

Only one question. Does he actually have standing? Oh, never mind.

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