It seems that the universities of this country have lately been known for their reports, research and claims on crazy subject matter. This week's case comes out of the University of Michigan, where economics professor Dr. Jeffrey MacKie-Mason has estimated that the neo-communistic game company, EA, cumulatively overcharged Madden buyers between $701 million and $926 million during the years 2006 through 2009.
This outrageous claim is based off of the fact that EA now owns the licensing rights to the NFL, after outbidding then-rival 2k/TakeTwo for the purchase back in 2005. The professor recognized that his estimates are gathered on incomplete data, but has insisted that this buyout eliminated the competing NFL 2k series.
MacKie-Mason was called upon by lawyers representing Geoffrey Pecover and Jeffrey Lawrence, a pair of gamers who are named as the plaintiffs in the class-action suit against the S.S.. I mean, EA.