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Konami & Harmonix Make Peace In Legal Battles

by Matthew Kato on Sep 18, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Konami and MTV Games/Harmonix parent company Viacom have agreed to stop waging legal war against each other after years of back-and-forth lawsuits.

Although terms of the settlement haven not been disclosed, the pair have agreed to drop all "claims and counterclaims." Since 2008 the two have been at each other's throats after Konami claimed that the original. Harmonix-developed Guitar Hero game (2005) violated patents filed for Konami's old Guitar Freaks and DrumMania titles. Viacom replied the favor when Konami released Rock Revolution in 2008.

MTV Games and Harmonix have been laughing the last laugh for some time, however, as the failure of Rock Revolution has provided its own kind of victory.

via Gamasutra