Nationwide, relationships are failing, grades are dropping, and sleep is being deprived because of one little game called Guitar Hero. It's become everyone's favorite hobby, whether you're at a get together with friends, or just nerding out in your living room.
But Gibson Guitar Corporation are the cops that are busting up the party. Gibson's 1999 patent covers a virtual-reality device that included a headset with speakers and that simulated participating in a concert, according to a complaint filed on Tuesday by Santa Monica, Calif.-based Activision in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
Gibson is trying to get Activision, the company that sells ''Guitar Hero'', to halt production of the product until it gets a license under the patent, according to the complaint. But Activision says it doesn't want or need a license under the patent.
Guitar Hero has become such a huge phenomenon, generating 90 percent of Activision's profits for their last quarter. Gibson winning this case would mean a huge blow to their company.