Activision being sued over 'Call of Duty' game

By Aubrie Reichardt,

Past Panama ruler Manuel Noriega has filed a lawsuit against video game publisher Activision over a Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 character.

Noriega says the Call of Duty character that is based off him gives him a bad image. The former Panama dictator is currently serving jail time, but he managed to file the lawsuit in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Call of Duty is by far Activision’s most popular video game. However, not everyone seems to like it. Noriega is suing Activision, saying the game makes his character more terrible just to boost sales for the video game publisher, according to Los Angeles Times. Noriega’s character seems to be helpful as he aids in capturing a terrorist, but then betrays the heroes and targets the Americans.

When America forces invaded Panama in 1989, Noriega was captured because of his violent rule of the country, notes the BBC.

There seems to be a lawsuit trend going in the video game industry. Lindsey Lohan recently went after Grand Theft Auto and EA Sports is also facing a lawsuit.

Image via Facebook Call of Duty.



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