We sit down with the team at Xbox's first-party studio World’s Edge to talk about the journey to bring Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition to Xbox.
Age of Empires 2 on Xbox - The Big Interview
One of the most visually stunning and immersive science fiction games we’ve experienced.
Dead Space Review - A Remake You’d Cut Off A Limb For
Forspoken is a game that consistently fails to deliver, despite some lofty ideas, and manages only to impress in the most obscure moments.
Forspoken Review - An Awkward Experience
A celebration of the long-running franchise and a great way to kick off Switch gaming in 2023.
Fire Emblem Engage Review - Strategy Gold
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:18pm 06/04/11 | 1 Comments
EA founder, Trip Hawkins (who is no longer at EA), has emerged to defend his original company. Robin Antonick, a programmer on the Apple II, Commodore 64 and MS-DOS versions of the original Madden title for EA, has filed a suit against the publisher, claiming unpaid royalties since 1992.

In the suit Antonick mentioned working near Hawkins and alluded to an office friendship with him, however, in a recent interview with the L.A. Times, Hawkins reveals that Antonick was just "one of many" programmers on the game and that he was a contractor who worked from home on the project, and not next to Hawkins as described in his suit.

He also said Antonick only worked on the 8-bit iterations because the 16-bit titles needed developers with "more advanced" programming abilities, which is why his royalty payments were suspended.

An EA Spokesperson, Tiffany Steckler, told The Times Antonick's suit was "without merit" and that EA refused to come to the settlment table at all when they were approached by Antonick's lawyers.

There are always two sides to every story, and it's hard to argue with Hawkins who was actually the lead guy in getting the Madden franchise off the ground.

maddenlawsuitunpaid royaltiestrip hawkinsrobin antonick

Latest Comments
Posted 01:19pm 06/4/11
rofl this dude just got a can of stfu haha
Commenting has been locked for this item.