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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit
62. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit May 30, 2018, 09:22 Prez
 
Jonjonz wrote on May 30, 2018, 07:38:
How can this even be copyrighted when it existed in the wild for decades prior, as game variants in all the early multiplayer FPS arena games. Unreal Tournament, Quake, Doom, didn't they all have a last man standing game mode.

That's the main point that the case hinges on, and in my opinion heavily weighs against Bluehole's already slim chances. One thing I have noticed is that although legal systems vary from country to country , one universal concept among most of them is the general adherence to legal precedent. Game mechanics for a long time have been legally allowed to be cribbed from earlier games in the vast najority of circumstances provided the newer game has enough variation to be a transformative work and not a direct copy. Which again I imagine with at least a significant level of certainty is why earlier RTS developers haven't sued in Korean courts over Starcraft's (the most popular game in Korea by a huge margin until only very recently) cribbing of the RTS concept and mechanical specifics lifted directly from earlier RTS games.

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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit
60. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit May 30, 2018, 06:31 Prez
 
Sepharo wrote on May 29, 2018, 22:44:
Prez wrote on May 29, 2018, 22:34:
Here's one link. Games Reactor Article

""The reason I created Battle Royale in the first place was because I found a lot of the standard shooter games quite boring, especially the competitive games," he said in an interview with PCGamesN."


Admittedly not the best example, but I saw the claims in an editorial video, either by Yongyea, Sid Alpha, or Jim Sterling. Trouble is I can't remember.

He's very clearly talking about the DayZ mod called "Battle Royale" that he created.
Not a claim to have invented the genre.

Fair enough. I didn't realize that was the actual name of the mod. I stand corrected.
 
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit
55. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit May 29, 2018, 22:34 Prez
 
Here's one link. Games Reactor Article

""The reason I created Battle Royale in the first place was because I found a lot of the standard shooter games quite boring, especially the competitive games," he said in an interview with PCGamesN."


Admittedly not the best example, but I saw the claims in an editorial video, either by Yongyea, Sid Alpha, or Jim Sterling. Trouble is I can't remember.
 
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit
53. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit May 29, 2018, 22:00 Prez
 
Bluehole is not claiming to have invented the BR genre.

In the lawsuit, apparently it isn't. But PUBG devs have made that very claim publicly, and more than once. There is also a separate lawsuit that they filed against a Chinese developer who made 2 mobile games that copied PUBG for their games. The level of delusion they are operating under becomes pretty clear when you read some of the stuff they are claiming to own. They literally try to claim ownership of the concept of using a frying pan as a melee weapon in a shooter. I don't know how anyone in their right minds can claim that AND find a lawyer willing to actually argue that point in court. It's utterly baffling. In that context, I wouldn't be surprised were they to claim they own the 3rd Person shooter concept as well.
 
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit
49. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit May 29, 2018, 20:52 Prez
 
No, what's fueling the thread is the ridiculous notion that you can claim copyright on game mechanics. That's ludicrous. If that were the case a dozen developers of older games can in turn sue Bluehole for what they lifted from those older games. Copyrighting the idea of parachuting out of a plane is so insane I have to admit when I first read your post I thought you were being satirical.  
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit
21. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit May 29, 2018, 14:58 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on May 29, 2018, 13:11:
Prez wrote on May 29, 2018, 12:05:
Nothing in PUBG is original. NOTHING. You cannot own a game mechanic, and the world is brown and nondescript to the point that Bluehole literally can claim ownership of absolutely none of it beyond the game's name. Hell, some of the buildings and terrain are stock Unreal engine assets. This lawsuit is as asinine as it is baseless.
I guess it depends on what the law in Korea is? What you say is true in the US for sure.

Considering how popular Starcraft still is in Korea, I'm not really sure they want to open that particular can of worms, considering that Starcraft most definitely was not the first RTS ever made.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 29, 2018, 14:55 Prez
 
Unfortunately my cats find the spiders unlucky enough to find their way into my house before I do. When I find them they're kinda dead.  
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit
14. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit May 29, 2018, 12:54 Prez
 
Maybe they'll use the Chewbacca defense.  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
1. Re: U.K. Sales Charts May 29, 2018, 12:36 Prez
 
I've only watched several minutes of Detroit's opening chapter and wow does it look tedious, but it may get more interesting as the game goes on.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle?
55. Re: Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle? May 29, 2018, 12:26 Prez
 
Every time I hear money laundering I think about the Breaking Bad episode in which Saul ingeniously used the online fundraiser that Walter's son had set up to raise money for Walter's treatment to make their meth money look legitimate. I'm not even sure that fits the legal definition of laundering but that's what I think of. If money laundering is going on in SC it would have to be done by using multiple accounts to buy these exorbitant packages and sell the accounts wouldn't it? That would be pretty easy for CIG to detect I think.  
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit
8. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit May 29, 2018, 12:05 Prez
 
Nothing in PUBG is original. NOTHING. You cannot own a game mechanic, and the world is brown and nondescript to the point that Bluehole literally can claim ownership of absolutely none of it beyond the game's name. Hell, some of the buildings and terrain are stock Unreal engine assets. This lawsuit is as asinine as it is baseless.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle?
50. Re: Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle? May 29, 2018, 10:50 Prez
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on May 29, 2018, 09:46:
I'm still trying to figure out why you all even care?

Because it's quality entertainment, both seeing how many people they can scam and reading the forum shitshow on every Star Citizen thread.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle?
7. Re: Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle? May 28, 2018, 13:25 Prez
 
Finally the whales have the opportunity to graduate to Super Mega Wicked Sick Cool Whales! With frickin' lasers!  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. May 25, 2018, 11:39 Prez
 
What?! Valve needs to do actual curation of what goes on its store? Impossible!!  
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News Comments > Wargaming Seattle Closing
6. Re: Wargaming Seattle Closing May 25, 2018, 08:37 Prez
 
Supreme Commander Forged Alliance was fantastic. I feel bad for the people whose careers and paychecks are suspended in limbo because of this, but as far as the studio being shuddered, I can't say that this bothers me at all. It's not like we were ever going to get anything like Forged Alliance or Dungeon Siege 2 out of them again. The world didn't need their "unannounced MMO"...  
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News Comments > Into the Black
24. Re: Into the Black May 25, 2018, 08:33 Prez
 
Leave the junk science claims for another thread please.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
18. Re: Into the Black May 25, 2018, 06:04 Prez
 
Rest in Peace my friend. Thanks for the entertainment, the great coverage of my favorite pastime, your dedication, and your passion. You will be missed. My heart goes out to Jenna and their son.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2018, 12:37 Prez
 
I was always aware of the health concerns with smoking and never gave a single solitary shit. Money is what made me finally quit. My son bought me a vape and I promised to try to use it to cut down on the 3 packs a day I was smoking. When I realized I saving $300 a month by not buying the 6 or 7 cartons I had been buying I decided to go all the way. I still vape heavily, but the cost difference is night and day.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 24, 2018, 04:17 Prez
 
This might be the dumbest thing I've heard this year so far.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2018, 10:38 Prez
 
I remember when I had my entire PC game library on an 8gb hard drive. I don't think that would even hold a single game's hotfix nowadays.  
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