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by Matthias
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 309
Views: 117032

Re: Sequels strife

My interpretation was that the problem was the gameplay mechanics coupled with the Star Control mark. Because they copied the SC2 mechanics AND called it a Star Control game, it was a problem. So for example, if a company made an FPS game set on Mars and are the sued by the company who made Doom, th...
by Matthias
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 309
Views: 117032

Re: Sequels strife

... despite having acknowledged repeatedly in multiple emails that he didn’t.

Can those emails be submitted as evidence, or will a simple “I didn’t realize at the time that I did in fact buy them” be enough to negate them?
by Matthias
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 309
Views: 117032

Re: Sequels strife

Anyone know how well the game is selling? It got mixed reviews, it’s based on an IP that wasn’t all that (commercially) successful in the first place, and Brad had alienated a huge portion of the fan base that I imagine would/should have been the core target of the game. Also, wow. Didn’t realize Br...
by Matthias
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 309
Views: 117032

Re: Sequels strife

We seem to have some people well-versed in the law here. Lior said in his last video that P&F had a slightly stronger case. I dunno what do you guys think? Assuming they can fund the trial no problem, what do you see as the realistic outcome?
by Matthias
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 309
Views: 117032

Re: Sequels strife

I was never a particular fan of Stardock, so I now have no problem boycotting any future work. To be honest I was never excited about SCO to begin with, as I only care about what happens after the Sa-Matra according to P&F. Still, I could conceivably have been convinced to buy SCO, but definitely no...
by Matthias
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 309
Views: 117032

Re: Sequels strife

Lior Leser will be releasing a new video analyzing the DCMA decision. I asked him if he knew about the settlement offer that P&F gave, and he didn’t. He read it and said it was “a sweetheart deal” and that Stardock should have taken it. He said he might make a follow up video to address it. Maybe Br...
by Matthias
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 309
Views: 117032

Re: Sequels strife

It's a modest early victory as we start to move into the legal mid-game. It reduces Stardock's income, and thus puts somewhat more financial pressure on them, but they got a full quarter of sales out of SC:O, which should have taken some of the pressure off. It would have been a bigger deal if they...
by Matthias
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 309
Views: 117032

Re: Sequels strife

So, for those who are utterly clueless about legal proceedings and such especially as they pertain to copyright laws, what impact will all this have on the overall case? Was this just a nominal first victory that hurt Stardock in the pocketbook, or does this bode well for the overall lawsuit? Edit: ...