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Judge Delays Brutal Legend Ruling

On Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan delayed is ruling on preventing Electronic Arts' October release of BRUTAL LEGEND, reports the AP. But he did say that he was not inclined to stop the release.

The suit was brought by Activision, which claims ownership of the game starring Jack Black. Activision had been developing the title with developer Double Fine before the developer moved to EA. Double Fine claims Activision balked on the title, which gave it the right to find a new publisher. Activision alleges they still control the rights and that Double Fine owes them the money they invested in the project.

Double Fine has since countersued Activision claiming its move to prevent the release of BRUTAL LEGEND was to kill competition for GUITAR HERO. The judge will make a formal ruling on Aug. 6.

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