ATBro
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9lives lie cat lie
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9lives lie cat lie

I know why you refer to yourself and sterdust as one in the same, some times. You share the same body. Two different beings stuck in the same form having to share it.

ENAY
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ENAY

Not only did they rip off the concept of the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, they literally used the trademarked name of the film in the description of the game on steam.

“This is BATTLE ROYALE. “.

Ripping off someone elses idea and then getting angry at other people, sounds more like the behaviour of an asset flipper than a professional dev.

PUBG ripped the idea from a film, other company copies the idea.

Seems fair game to me.

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MM
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MM

We could talk about the duality of man OR
We can try to understand
The New York Times’ effect on man.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.

Jiryn
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Jiryn

As said, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Bluehole should know by now that their lawsuit won’t go anywhere, the exact same issue happened back in the early to mid 90s. After Street Fighter 2 hit the scene, there were many copy cats, some blatant like Fighter’s History. After seeing Fighter’s History, Capcom tried to sue Data East for copyright infringement of game mechanics, and characters. The judge ruled in the favor of Data East, saying that the mechanics and characters were Scènes à faire and therefore excluded from copyright. Mechanics cannot be copyrighted, and… Read more »

R.M.Renfield
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R.M.Renfield

I hope the wrestling has more Shakey McMullen – I like that guy’s voice and accent.

“Sterdust isn’t going to be anywhere near the building!” Lol.

Ava Jarvis
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Ava Jarvis

After watching this video I popped on over to the Lawful Masses (Leon J. French’s YT channel) to see if he had a video on this, and he did! Unfortunately it looks as though lawyers in general don’t have a background in video games, because he said (a) this was a case he’d be willing to represent, and (b) he legit thought PUBG might have forced Fortnite to settle out of court and that’s why we haven’t heard anything. Which means he thought PUBG had a legit case against Fortnite. Then again, he’s a lawyer, and laws are weird. I… Read more »

Benj
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Benj

Success is only ever temporary and if the only way you can stay on top is to hold everyone else back then you don’t deserve to stay successful.

La Chica Incognita
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La Chica Incognita

Well they’re called Battle Royale games because…they are clones of Battle Royale. You know that movie/book/manga/comic/whatever-other-media-it’s-been-a-part-of that started off the entire genre idea? We aren’t going to call them PUBG-likes or Fortnities or whatever because the genre already has it’s clear progenitor that we’ve named them after. I don’t really get why people got into PUBG to start with. I mean don’t’ get me wrong Battle Royale as a thing for a game is a great idea but PUBG felt like the Culling and DayZ had a baby…a shitty deformed baby that took the worst aspects of both games and… Read more »

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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Didn’t even the film (and presumably book too, but haven’t read it) Battle Royale have some sort of frying pan of sorts as one of the weapon packages? It’s been a while, so may be misremembering.

PlayerUnknown battlegrounds? More like Developer’s Unknown legal grounds, amirite?

*Sigh* of course I’m not right.

TheDovah
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TheDovah

Really? PUBG is claiming to be the only battle royale game and therefore, anyone else is copying it. Really? I think Battle Royale itself has the right to claim it. Not a game by a bunch of entitled whiners. “Oh, but Fortnite is copying us.” “Oh, Epic gave us a shoutout.” “oh, that Jim Sterling did a video on us and we’ll sue him.” It’s trends. Literally anything that becomes popular will get copied. Granted, some are surprisingly rare. Mass Effect didn’t get cloned that much and usually were shit. Dead Effect is the only thing that comes to mind.… Read more »