Today in issues that make you go “hmm” – and likewise “ha ha, wow”.
Gears of War has attracted the ire of a gentleman who believes his likeness was ripped off for the character of Augustus Cole, higher often known as the Cole Train. It’s Lindsay Lohan vs Rockstar yet again.
TMZ reviews the plaintiff, one Lenwood Hamilton, claims to be an outdated acquaintance of Lester Speight, the actor who voices Cole in Gears of War, from the times of Soul City Wrestling.
Hamilton says the Cole Train character was one Hamilton created and mentioned with Speight as a doable online game character. Hamilton is now suing Speight in addition to Microsoft or Epic – the report’s not completely clear – for gross sales and earnings from Gears of War.
According to Hamilton’s go well with, he solely grew to become conscious of the character after a buddy of his son confirmed him Gears of War in early 2016. Similarities between he and the character embody race, derby hats, wrist bands a gold entrance tooth. Hamilton additionally claims to have consulted a forensic voice examiner who discovered no distinction between Hamilton’s voice and that of Speight because it seems in Gears of War. I be aware that each Hamilton and Cole have been excessive stage athletes earlier than their current careers, too – as was Speight.
Gears of War has made a few bazillion since its debut in late 2006 so there’s quite a lot of room for this to be fairly rewarding for Hamilton if profitable, however as anybody who follows video games trade information is aware of publishers are typically bristling with legal professionals. Grab the popcorn.