Scheherazade wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 11:55:
Battle Royale is a Japanese movie.
Novel came a year earlier. Of course Minecraft had the mode before even DayZ, but if people want to argue that DayZ was the first truly in that style (or first "shooter" as such) then they'd still be wrong as Brendan Greene (PU) was not the guy who made the Arma 2 mod, it was Dean Hall. The Battle Royale mod/variant of that was indeed made by PU - who at the time admitted he was directly influenced by the movie. So we're gone full circle as he leveraged not one but two properties he had nothing to do with...so apparently combining two original ideas into one does not qualify as copying.