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David Icke attacks Sega

David Icke attacks Sega

Tue 25 Sep 2012 11:26am GMT / 7:26am EDT / 4:26am PDT
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Battle to access song rights owned by Creative Assembly

Controversial lizard-fearer David Icke is battling Sega over the use of a song for his new Wembley show Remember Who You Are.

Total War studio Creative Assembly owns the rights to We Are All One by Angela & Jeff van Dyck after using it in Medieval: Total War II, and has refused Icke the right to use it.

"The financial agreement had been made with Sega, but then they withdrew permission to use the song because 'we did not want our music to be associated with a 'controversial' figure," said Icke.

"Using war as entertainment for the young is normal is it? Not 'controversial' at all? I don't want to be associated with Sega, either, but unfortunately they own the rights to a relevant song and I put the truth and what needs to be done before personal feelings."

The statement on his website was spotted by RockPaperShotgun and asks his supporters to write to Sega and Creative Assembly on his behalf.

"The world is so crazy that it is considered 'controversial' to call for an end to people killing each other, but not to make money from selling video games about Total War. And they say that I'm mad?"

Icke is best know for believing that up to 25 different types of reptilian races are secretly controlling the human race, and for his work as a BBC television sports presenter.

7 Comments

Jessica Hyland
Character Artist

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Icke is best know for believing that up to 25 different types of reptilian races are secretly controlling the human race, and for his work as a BBC television sports presenter.

A sports presenter?! Psh, what a madman.

Posted:A year ago

#1

Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

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@ Jessica I loled.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Andy Samson
QA Supervisor

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'we did not want our music to be associated with a 'controversial' figure,"

His reptoid hypothesis sounds like very legitimate conspiracy theory, I've seen something like it when I first watched the Mario Bros. movie with Koopa shape shifting and all.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Bruce Everiss
Marketing Consultant

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"Using war as entertainment for the young is normal is it?"

Good point, made well.

Posted:A year ago

#4

Andrew Goodchild
Studying development

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Whilst it is a valid point of view, I'm not sure Total War's audience is that young. I certainly haven't met many fans of PC RTSes aiming at historical accuracy below the age of 14, to say Creative Assembly are using war to entertain kids, when they operate in a genre where most of their audience are old enough to vote seems a bit unfair, and subscribes to an old fashioned "It's a game so it's for kids" mentality.
Still, I thought when I read the headline, that we were going to hear about how Sega were a front for the reptilian Illuminati, alongside the queen an Box Car Willy. What an anti-climax.

Posted:A year ago

#5
I was disappointed likewise that there was no Alien Total war!

Posted:A year ago

#6
The TW franchise is one of the best thought out I've seen - those games could be amended slightly and used as learning tools for history courses. It's not all about war, though being able to "make war" helps:)

Posted:A year ago

#7

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