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Legal spat over Baja cover settled

Back to the drawing board for Acti-Blizz.

Activision-Blizzard has agreed to redraw the box art for SCORE International Baja 1000, after THQ complained that the packaging looked too similar to Baja: Edge of Control.

Both depicted a buggy and an air-bound truck in identical formation; a similarity THQ argued would confuse everybody. Apparently THQ had also "exhausted all reasonable efforts" to get Activision-Blizzard to change the art "voluntarily".

According to Patentarcade.com, the case has now been closed; THQ was apparently satisfied enough with the outcome to withdraw the legal complaint.

Baja: Edge of Control is out now for Xbox 360 and PS3, but isn't very good.

SCORE International Baja 1000 doesn't appear to be getting a European release, which, judging by US critical reception, makes sense.

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