If you wonder why Dead Space cribs from other material, consider the fact that they were the sole new IP developed in competition with The Godfather, Lord of the Rings and The Simpsons.
Paramount and the estate of "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo settled their $1 million dustup over how much was owed to whom over sales and rentals of the 2006 game.
Robert Duvall is a fine actor, and doesn't need an uncredentialed drama lecture from me or anyone else. But watching him read off his lines in Godfather II ... I'm not feeling it.
Anthony Puzo - son of Mario Puzo, author and creator of the Godfather - has begun legal proceedings against Paramount Pictures, accusing them of stiffing him over royalty payments he's owed in connection with the recent Godfather game. Puzo says that a deal was struck between his father and Paramount in 1992, whereby…