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1 Month ago
Guess how many games G2A have sold in North KoreaGuess how many games G2A have sold in North Korea
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Did you have to label this under the Tropico because you made a joke? is there not a G2A thing you can put into the url?
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5 Months ago
Federal court case will decide if Valve owns the rights to DotaFederal court case will decide if Valve owns the rights to Dota
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yeah, its annoyingly stupid misdirection which uCool are attempting. Most of this issue rely on uCool using the original (not all stars) code (the meaning of Open Source) which they are not. they are using Lilith's game.


The "Who Owns Dota" was taken to court before, as Riot "owned" the copyright of "Dota: All Stars" when they hired Guinsoo but sold the rights back to blizzard. Valve hired both Eul and Icefrog, and seem to have tried to get the copyright, but it was settled out of court, with Blizzard still owning it.


The Copyright strikes in question are in reference to the fact that they are using the likeness of Warcraft and Dota 2 models in Chibi form.

uCool's arguement 1. Dota is Open Source

Every Moba is inspired by the same code, doesn't hold up.

Arguement 2. Eul gave up the rights to "Dota"

Fine, but Valve then claimed them legally.


The fact that this has even had to go to court is just delying tactics by uCool so they can shift as much as they can before they invariably have to take it down


Speaking of which, uCool have 2 holding addresses in California and Boston with no actual idea of where they are based

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I would also like to apologize for calling the article stupid. It was stupidly early in the morning and i couldn't sleep

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Sam Foxall responded to Realo Foxtrot: Kitten's comment in
5 Months ago
Federal court case will decide if Valve owns the rights to DotaFederal court case will decide if Valve owns the rights to Dota
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Okay, firstly this case is stupid because it relies on uCool claiming Heroes Charge is a clone of Dota
Secondly, this article is a dumb copy. Valve do NOT own the copyright to Dota. Blizzard do. Valve own the Dota trademark. Ars Technica got it wrong, Kotaku mindlessly copied them. as did you.
Edit - this last paragraph is very rude and i apologize. i'm sorryReply
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The article's been amended to now make it clear that Valve own the Dota trademark. However, Breyer's summation of the case specifically mentions eul and Icefrog selling the copyrights to Valve.

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6 Months ago
Bose headsets secretly spy on users, alleges lawsuitBose headsets secretly spy on users, alleges lawsuit
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Why not just buy regular headphones? Anyone who purchases headphones, baby monitors, refrigerators, etc that are connected online deserves everything they get when companies are snooping on them.
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The media is pushing IOT stupidly heavily for something we know is a massive risk (IOT = Internet of Things for anyone reading. Meaning connected devices)


The idea is, "Hey, I have a computer in my hand i can carry around with me. Why can't i have the convenience of controlling everything with some sort of magical universal remote?"

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Realo Foxtrot: Kitten responded to Rowan the Roman comment in
7 Months ago
Fallout 4 will be playable in VR at this year's E3Fallout 4 will be playable in VR at this year's E3
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How much do omnidirectional treadmills help? I realise the cost is prohibitive.

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They're probably not the best solution, because the mechanics only really allow for basic direction inputs (think about using a Mouse instead of an Analogue stick for movement)

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7 Months ago
Fallout 4 will be playable in VR at this year's E3Fallout 4 will be playable in VR at this year's E3
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As someone who has spent the past 2 years studying what works and what doesn't... Fallout 4 VR is a real slap to the face.

Just... How? How are they going to overcome the inherent control difficulties? how are they going to make people not feel sick? How are they going to make use of the roomsized VR? How are they going to make use of the Controllers?

Skyrim was one of the ones i studied, and came to the conclusion that Skyrim, as much as i loved it, was not the kind of game VR was going to work with.

Not to say that First Person VR doesn't work with traditional controls, it just needs quite a large bit of redesigning the user experience firstReply
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How much do omnidirectional treadmills help? I realise the cost is prohibitive.

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Anakhoresis responded to Realo Foxtrot: Kitten's comment in
1 Year ago
ARK: Survival Evolved among the first third-party Play Anywhere titles, coming DecemberARK: Survival Evolved among the first third-party Play Anywhere titles, coming December
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I on the other hand, am someone who could benefit from the play anywhere adoption.

My problem with a game like the division, was i had to choose which platform to get, as all three had friends onReply
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Yup, I'm happy with it as well, for multiple reasons. When I reach parts of the game that are completely unstable on PC (To be fair, that's developer error and should be fixed) I can swap to the Xbox One, I can play Forza Horizon on the PC super smooth but also play it with my Xbox One friends, and one copy of Gears of War 4 lets me play co-op with my girlfriend on two separate systems, which is better than split-screen.

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1 Year ago
Destiny 2 could be coming to PCDestiny 2 could be coming to PC
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I got disapointed with Destiny not being on PC when i first heard it (thanks ArcherNick)
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Former Star Citizen devs claim impossible standards wasted months of development, Roberts respondsFormer Star Citizen devs claim impossible standards wasted months of development, Roberts responds
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Okay, reading this, all I can think about is Firefall.

Firefall, some might remember, Started out as being a PvP Sci-fi game which took inspiration from TF2 and Tribaes. The big feature was that they would use the PvP gameplay model, and apply it to PvE style content in the form of an open world (That... the users would choose in which direction they would expand, but lets not go there)

Soon, They changed the model of gameplay, so that it was more focused on a balance between PvP and PvE. Then more changes.. and more changes. They made it so that the "Thumping" activity became the only way to progress in the game, They removed PvP entirely, they imported Missions to grind out experience instead of sidegrade progression.

Then... the board of directors forcibly removed the head of Red5, and around the same time, it came to light from similar sources that Mark Kern had never settled on gameplay ideas, and was constantly changing his mind, and (just like here) was impossible to reason with.

PCGamesN recently did an article where similar complaints were heard http://www.pcgamesn.com/firefall/firefall-ex-ceo-tries-to-convince-community-to-sink-the-game-so-he-can-buy-the-ipReply
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Spot. On.


This is exactly what came to mind for me as well. I was an unfortunate Early Backer with Firefall, and hung around with that game far longer than I should have. You're absolutely right about the overscope, and recreations that game went through. Supposedly Kern is cooking up another game, and has achieved some funding for it. I haven't followed it much, but it began with him mass emailing all the original Firefall backers.


Indeed, though. This is tragically similar to what's going on with Star Citizen.

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