Microsoft Can’t Tap Out Of ‘Gears Of War’ Row: Ex-Wrestler

Law360 (March 4, 2019, 6:48 PM EST) -- A former pro wrestler and NFL player has told a Pennsylvania federal court that Microsoft Inc. shouldn't be able to duck his lawsuit alleging that a "Gears of War" video game character stole his likeness because the alleged copying was so thorough, right down to the character's "Chippendale's"-style shirt cuffs.

In a memorandum filed Saturday in Philadelphia’s U.S. district court, Lenwood Hamilton argued that the “Gears of War” franchise character Augustus “Cole Train” Cole shares so many of his characteristics that the court must let a jury decide whether Microsoft, the developers at Epic Games and the character’s voice actor wrongly...

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