1. leon315

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    Never played Overwatch, haven't you?
     
  2. LiveLatios

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    or tf2, or rainbow six, or csgo, or far cry, or literally any of the dozens of actually completely different kinds of shooter genres

    smh, not all shooters are call of duty clones
     
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    No bioshock is in a class of its own
     
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    Ok, I know people are saying aren't all shooters are a rip off of each other but this is a whole nother level of similar. as in this is just a straight up clone of all the mechanics....no question about it
     
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    Half Life 2
    Bioshock
    DOOM
    Portal
    Noah's Ark 3D
    Half Life: Alyx

    Just to list a few more examples for your list of unique shooters.
     
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    Google and Apple didn't make this. Suing store owners because they sell a product you don't like (even if for valid reasons) is a bad precedent to set.
     
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    you either sue the store owners on behalf of the company infringing copyright, or try to gamble your luck on suing someone directly that's based in china, one's more likely to succeed than the other. i'll give a hint, it's not from suing directly from china
     
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    Shitty mobile games are seeing their final countdown ;)
     
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    if you want you can had metroid prime and so on.

    the thing is its not infrinding because of the tactical shooting but they copied preety much the enterely of the UI + gameplay, i mean if they have diferent menu layouts and such it wouldnt be so obvious imo.
     
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    Did you read the article? They are sueing in order to take down the game and not host it. So that the actual developers don't profit from it.

    It's not the first time it's happened. GAppS has taken down apps previously for copyright infringement claims.
     
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    This is how most game devs started I still remembered gameloft ripping-off most of the shooter games and other games out there. And now, they're huge. Anyway, I just think this is just a sore loser move by ubisoft's legal team. Unless the game uses their assets or codes, then they have no legal basis. This is just like Riot games suing most moba games or whatever. Or company A suing a certain genre of game, which is beyond stupid. What Ubisoft should do is make their own mobile game of Rainbow Six Siege rather be a loser about it.
     
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    you haven't actually looked at comparisons have you, they're not suing because it's the same genre, they're suing because it's basically a straight up clone, from the gameplay to the ui and menus, that's like saying nintendo can't do DMCA takedowns on mario fangames
     
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    I've not heard from anyone here so far if Area F2 is using unlicensed proprietary code and/or assets from Ubisoft, as that is the real grounds for which that game can be targeted with.
    Many free/open-source games (but not all of them) happen to be clones of other games, although they clone more of their basic gameplay and less of their aesthetics. Are there any such FOSS games that are straight up clones of other games that can also be targeted like in this situation?
     
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    So you're comparing this to the fact that every game has guns or something? I don't know, make the effort to look at the trailer at least... It's literally like there's a game called "Mega Roberto" where you jump on snails, dressed in red with a moustache but he's Spanish. If you were introduced to that, you wouldn't make the same remark at all.
    I still think Ubisoft is wasting its time. Like, there's already been some Overwatch plagiarism on mobile phones, and it's going to keep coming out everywhere (even though that plagiarism is much less obvious than this one I find, really in Area F2 it's impressive how MANY aspects of R6S are simply copied and pasted) but still, I have a hard time understanding the premise of that remark. Is it ok to copy a game's ideas and sell it on the phone "because all games have graphics"?
    Because we're talking about selling, we're not just talking about a guy who makes a flash game or a fangame, we're talking about a company that sells a game on the phone, it's not the same thing, and that just makes your remark more inappropriate, I think.

    It's not about being a "clone", it's about "copy paste" and pure imitation. Also, open source clones doesn't sell your ideas to another public, but Area F2 does. I mean, you know why Paladins is not being sued by Blizzard ? Because their game is different despite being the same genre, yes sometimes they take ideas but it's still their own work and it shows, but Area F2 is pure plagiarism. I've tried it myself when I saw it on the store and I loled so hard when I saw the characters, they just changed some nationalities of the characters, but also gave the exact same weapons and gadgets to some in order to mix things up a little bit, they took the UI and stuff and boom, there you go. It's just plagiarism. They didn't even tried to adapt it to mobile controls, it's just the same game. You could give it to somebody who played R6S once but doesn't play a lot generally and he would say "oh but I already played it on PC".

    I mean, on this website we can see a whole bunch of people explaining how it's normal for Nintendo to send a bunch of DMCA on fangames, but can't understand how this one is problematic ????? Come on ... Someguy even said that "all the shooters looks the same" smh no words come to mind. How ignorant do you have to be to say things like that? "Oh all rpg's are the same, it's always one boring trick at a time" "Oh all platformers are the same, just jump on enemies and walk straight". I'm not a fan of management games or strategy games for example, maybe from my point of view they look a little bit alike, but I don't know if they're really all the same since I don't know anything about them, but then I don't say it for 3 reasons: 1. I don't know anything about them, maybe they don't look alike at all. 2. It would be very contemptuous. 3. I'd look like an idiot.
     
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    I was making a joke.
     
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    Sometimes i think communism is the solution....
    still tho, the government needs to start taking control of larger corporations so that we won't be in this
    at this point, corporations have more power than the government- hell nintendo made cheating in games illegal in japan. OVER VIDEO GAMES.

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    He said military shooters are shit, not the playerbase is shit
     
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    There are tons of apps out there that rip of lots of different video game ips and they don't end up in lawsuits. I'm sure Ubisoft doesn't actually care about the similarities, they just want money like every other gross corporation.
     
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    I dunno, it kinda sounds like "all the playerbase has shit taste", and also a bad generalisation.
     
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    Putting Area F2 on a modded Switch is the closest thing we're gonna get to portable Six Siege.
     
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