More Reviews
REVIEWS Dungeon of the Endless Review
A roguelike that’s equal parts charming and challenging with a turn-based twist.

Fantasy Life Review
Level-5 has always had a gift for creating endearing worlds and characters, but who thought living with a butterfly would be such an adventure?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Vainglory Preview
Multiplayer online battle arenas have grown in popularity, yet Super Evil Megacorp hopes to give the franchise new, vibrant life on tablet. I went hands-on to find out if it can be done.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Release date: 11/04/14

Assassin's Creed Rogue
Release date: 11/11/14

Far Cry 4
Release date: 11/18/14

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Release date: 11/18/14


LATEST FEATURES 5 Ways Persona Q Is a Crossover Done Right
Etrian Odyssey meets Persona with results much better than expected.

Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
I Don't Want to, but I Have To...
By oblivion437
Posted on 10/20/14
Well, Gamergate has spilled over into the mainstream media and the coverage appears to be nearly uniformly dreadful. Take " What is Gamergate, and What Does It Say About Gender In Video Games? " by David Konnow as an example.  It appears that the writer has done little to no...

GAMING NEWS

Sony Files Lawsuit After Kevin Butler Appears In Commercial With Nintendo Wii

Posted on Sunday, October 7 @ 08:24:37 Eastern by Jonathan_Leack

Yes, the image you see above is of Kevin Butler playing the Nintendo Wii, and yes, it was enough to cause a lawsuit in America's beloved justice system.

A Bridgestone tire commercial that aired on televisions across the United States last month depicted Kevin Butler playing Mario Kart on the Nintendo Wii. The script goes as far as having Butler call the Wii by name and footage of the console and game are shown throughout the commercial. Consequently, Bridgestone removed the video from YouTube and changed the commercial to exclude Butler after some rumblings of Sony having its feelings hurt.

Knowing corporations and how sue-happy they are, of course that wasn't enough. Sony has already filed a lawsuit against not only Bridgestone, but a company named Wildcat Creek that was registered by Jerry Lambert, the real-world name of Kevin Butler. The entry states that the lawsuit is over trademark infringement, leading us to believe that somewhere in Lambert's contract there is mention of him not appearing in ads for Nintendo or Microsoft.

It's definitely weird seeing Lambert excited to play the Wii after years of appearing as the charismatic and awesome face of PlayStation products, but he should be able to play on whatever platform he wants while on television. Well, at least in a perfect world, anyway.
Tags:   Kevin Butler, Sony


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution