Activision Gets Slapped with a Lawsuit Over Mono Guitar Hero
The mono sound issues with the Wii version of Guitar Hero III have been well documented. In response to the issue coming to light, Activision has promised to replace the affected discs for free when the new discs become available in early ’08. But apparently that’s not good enough, as Activision is facing a class action lawsuit which alleges that Activision’s conduct was “deceptive and unlawful.”
This is directly related to the fact that the game’s box would have you believe that it support Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound. The lawsuit names anyone who purchased the game and “would not have purchased the Guitar Hero III video game and/or paid as much for it had they known the truth about the product.”
Additionally, the lawsuit “seeks actual damages, individual restitution, equitable relief, civil penalties, costs and expenses of litigation, including attorney’s fees, and all further relief available.”
It claims that Activision has not rectified the problem and cites the fact that the game is still being sold – with no attempt made by Activision to inform customers of the mono support – as evidence that Activision is continuing to engage in the aforementioned deceptive and unlawful acts.