EA's lawsuit does not hold any weight in my opinion. I played The Ville and Sims Social for the sole purpose of seeing if The Ville was a rip-off and in my honest opinion, it is not. The Ville is a much easier game to play and although the screen layout is similar, the game play and functions are not. If EA is arguing that the layout is similar then what's next? Once a developer creates a Football games on Facebook that no other developer can create a Football game on Facebook? I mean they will both be on a green field and the yard markers will all be the same. Heck, they will even have the same teams and goals! EA nice try here but the truth is Zynga is the bully now and you are that washed up old guy that is still hanging out in the schoolyard with the young kids even though he is in his 50s-60s. Face it EA, your run on top is fading rapidly and you are trying just about anything to keep the ship afloat.
Looks like an act of desperation to me now that The Ville's numbers are taking an absolute dump on The Sims Social. If you are the "leader" in the industry and your game is the best then the players would be playing it instead of The Ville and that's the bottom-line. In the end, just some fresh meat in Zinga's bowl!
Once again, all in my own personal opinion. Have a great day everyone!
Bloomberg West TV show totally agrees with you. They claim proving the lawsuit will be almost impossible as there are many similarities as well as distinct differences. They showed a video comparing the games while they all laughed.
In my opinion this lawsuit may even end up helping Zynga. Because, once this case gets thrown out as completely ridiculous it will give legal support that Zynga's games are perfectly fine and acceptable (assuming it gets thrown out but if you watch the Bloomberg West video they pretty much say this lawsuit is ridiculous).
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