- Posted by Johanna on June 24, 2008 at 12:46 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Atari (who knew they were still around?) is suing video game review sites that posted negative reviews before a particular game’s street date (via Techdirt). The company claimed they were violating a press embargo (although they were willing to let favorable reviews break the date with no issues, apparently).
Atari claims that the early reviews must have been based on pirate copies, although the review sites say otherwise. At least one reviewer bought the game legally from a retailer who didn’t honor the street date.
Ah, the lengths to which companies will go to attempt to control the media these days… which only brings them more negative attention.