ORION: Prelude

ORION: Prelude

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maggy Jun 29, 2016 @ 8:55am 
Well fuck orion lol
Read the reddit post. Here's the post to who are wondering if this shit is true or not: https://archive.is/9Yp7N
no hope left Jun 28, 2016 @ 10:13am 
hrmm, they did promote themselves rather loudly. There are bastards all over the net who critique assets from games, just to fuck with them. Especially studios who are indie. It is suspicious how fast they cought this, but thats just because theyre are literally tons of agents from corporations on the net downloading games and vigorusly searching through the assets.
Autistic Mystic Jun 28, 2016 @ 5:43am 
To answer you Kenpo, in the running theme of 'stop being pedantic it's my turn':

-Yes, it seems quite clear there has been an infringement. But no proof that anyone at the top could have known. I'm not defending Trek, just questioning the fairness of the process. Any small company would struggle to achieve that level of quality control. Pardon me and others for having open minds that can conceive of two or more separate possibilities when confronted with limited/redacted information.
-Yes, the debating got ridiculous a long time ago, but is valid and important. Gamers should all care how these laws are implemented, regardless of who vs who/who did what. Especially when it's an AAA studio throwing its weight around.
-If these articles are indeed full of deception and misinformation, which may well be true, where are the statements from Steam and Activision? Is it any wonder this is still very much up for debate? You can't deny it's a mess right now.
Linnarria Jun 28, 2016 @ 5:39am 
and by you'd I mean Activision
Linnarria Jun 28, 2016 @ 5:38am 
I don't think you'd be able to argue successfully that they are similar enough to be illegal. Besides this is a blatant cashgrab from a powerhouse company against a fledgling developer that only charges .50c to 1.00 for their software. The most Activision should have done was tell them it's too close to their own and if they don't agree to pull it then they would see them in court. I understand you have to protect your IP but this is not the way. This is david vs. goliath and what if david wins? How humuliating would that be? And think of the precident that would set. No Activision I think it best you just accept their pledge to change the content and once done come to an agreement to not press forward any case if they will pull any action they may have taken.

Speaking as an ex-EA employee the negative publicity you will get from this if this presses on will not be worth whatever paltry monetary gains you may claim from a company that goes bankrupt if you win.
Hupples Jun 28, 2016 @ 5:29am 
Remove any and all stolen assets and then work hard at making your own game to the best of your own abilities.
KenpoJuJitsu3 Jun 28, 2016 @ 4:34am 
Just look at this. Claiming that your artist just happened to make exact identical meshes to pieces from another game *without* ripping them?

KenpoJuJitsu3 Jun 28, 2016 @ 4:28am 
"DMCA or not, everyone can see the that you just blatantly ripped off the design."

Exactly. All this debating over the technicalities of *how* the people they copied from should have told them to stop (DMCA, vs cease and desist) is getting ridiculous at this point. Full stop. Whoever did the models stole someone else's design. That's the key point. They took someone else's work, passed it off as their own work, and now these repeated updates are continuing to try to act blameless in the public eye. Trying to shift the blame on this, despite clear visual proof, is beyond disingenuous.
Autistic Mystic Jun 28, 2016 @ 3:54am 
"...even more of a scum company than Activision"

lmfao, pull the other one. One charges $0.50 for a full game, the other charges $60 for half a game- which people have basically already played- with little more than cosmetic updates.

Activision rip their own games off so you don't have to... year after year... why try anything new when they can charge the same and profit more from another rehash? Who's the real thief, the one who pinches 1 or 2 apples, or the assholes ransoming them for $60 a kilo?

Devs say they weren't aware of the infringement until the DMCA hit... not saying I 'believe' this, but certainly innocent until proven guilty. Feel very sorry for the artist if it was an accident, and sorry for the company if they really had no idea.
♓Pλ³TRiZZA 🍕 VAMPiZZA♓ Jun 28, 2016 @ 3:17am 
DMCA or not, everyone can see the that you just blatantly ripped off the design. Just don't tell me your artist came up with this genuine idea by himself and the resemblence with the COD rifle is just a coincidence.
"resolution for all damages wrongly inflicted towards us" - You are even more of a scum company than Activision.