Failing Studio becomes litigious morons?

#1 Posted by Bakaneko (63 posts) -

So, August 16th, 2012, Rebellion Studios files suit against Stardock Entertainment, publishers of the game expansion "Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion" claiming that the name of that game was an attempt to confuse the marketplace by latching onto the lauded name of the developer that made 2010's Aliens vs Predator and the more recent genre definining "Zombie HQ"

Obviously they are hoping the rest of the world is as patently stupid and easily mislead as they are.

If the judge doesn't order the court bailiffs to beat Rebellion's lawyers senseless for daring to walk into court with those allegations, it will be a miscarriage of justice.

Though, I guess filing a suit in the same day that Stardock does, claiming that the horrendous buggy and unplayable Elemental failed in the marketplace because one minor person destroyed marketing materials (Presumably that actually warned people to NOT buy the game... because otherwise that lady was doing the world a favor by trying to bury that game.)...

Oh, and hey my inbox today has an invite to BETA 4 of the "free expansion" they promised for Elemental that's supposed to convert it from dross into gold...

OK, my tinfoil hat is getting REALLY hot right now.

#2 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

whaaaat thats crazy! they should stick to making subpar shooters with inordinate amounts of cursing

#3 Posted by konig_kei (667 posts) -

i had to re-read that first paragraph twice to realise how fucken stupid that is.

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#4 Posted by Bocam (3819 posts) -

They're suing over the use of the word 'rebellion'... I... fuck it.

#5 Edited by KingPossum (236 posts) -

This is going to get thrown out of court. If this sticks then Rebellion should also be sued by Walter Hill for using the "Warriors" font for their company logo without permission.

The only game they have released that has seemed to have gotten better than average reviews was Alien vs Predator for the Jaguar...which was released in 1994. I have no idea how they keep afloat when so many quality studios have gone under.

[Revised P.S.] Sins of a Solar Empire is a great game. Elemental is garbage. The owner of Stardock has a really bad reputation on the forums for PR and was being sued by the marketing manager for discrimination before she left.

Also after some research it seems Rebellion keeps afloat by utilizing tax shelters for both game development and publication, since they make a chunk of their income off their shitty comic books and receive some form of government funding.

#6 Posted by redefaulted (2830 posts) -

@Bocam said:

They're suing over the use of the word 'rebellion'... I... fuck it.

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#7 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -
#8 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

What about the Edge guy suing anyone who uses the word Edge in a sentence? Fuck all of these douchebags, I say.

#9 Posted by Gutterkisser (220 posts) -

@KingPossum said:

If this sticks then Rebellion should also be sued by Walter Hill for using the "Warriors" font for their company logo without permission.

Truth, and a great burn to boot.

#10 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

I'm waiting for their next game. Sins of a Solar Empire: Rockstar North.

#11 Posted by zaglis (910 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind
 
Sins of Solar Empire : Episode 3
#12 Posted by Zaccheus (1805 posts) -

I didn't even understand what the law suit was about first... and who would? The stupidity of this is unparalleled.

#13 Posted by sissylion (675 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

I'm waiting for their next game. Sins of a Solar Empire: Rockstar North.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Activision's Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 3

#14 Posted by IBurningStar (2190 posts) -

Shit like this is why we can't have nice things.

#15 Posted by mrpandaman (872 posts) -

Submit the case to Judge Judy, this is a waste of the real court's time and money.

@sissylion said:

@WinterSnowblind said:

I'm waiting for their next game. Sins of a Solar Empire: Rockstar North.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Activision's Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 3

Don't for the double expansion pack Sins of a Solar Empire: Battlefield 2243 and Sins of a Solar Empire: Creed of the Assassins

#16 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -
#17 Posted by Mijati (949 posts) -

Should have just called it Sins of a Solar Empire: Trenched

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