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#1 Edited by BladeOfCreation (1271 posts) -

Pinkerton was a real organization that had a hand in American expansion in the West. This seems dumb.

Edited thread title from "sue" to "issues cease and desist."


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#2 Posted by SethMode (1935 posts) -

What in the holy hell?

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#3 Posted by xanadu (2034 posts) -

The other thing youre missing here: 2k decided to say fuck you and put a lawsuit against the entity trying to give them a cease and desist...because thats how the law works??

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#5 Edited by dudeglove (13708 posts) -

yay for patent trolling

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#6 Posted by Efesell (4443 posts) -

I mean Pinkerton is still an actual thing, sort of, but yeah this seems ridiculous. Trying to fight an unflattering representation of a historically unflattering organization seems a dead end.

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#7 Posted by Jesus_Phish (3803 posts) -

Part of me thinks that as we hurdle ever forward into a dystopia, this is just Securitas AB (the current owners of Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations) trying to get some sort of brand awareness. "Hey we're still around and ready to bust open some heads for you guys if you need it".

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#8 Posted by sandrawilf (23 posts) -

Rip Rockstar, It's all over now. Pack it up boys

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#9 Posted by Fezrock (720 posts) -

The Pinkertons have shown up in a ton of games, movies, tv shows, etc. before, some of them rather high profile (Bioshock: Infinite, the first RDR, a bunch of movie westerns, etc.) and almost always are the antagonists or otherwise look bad. Makes no sense that this is the time they decide to get litigious. But I guess everyone is these days.

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#10 Posted by Justin258 (15621 posts) -

So how do they feel about Booker DeWitt?

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#11 Posted by Cure_Optimism (80 posts) -

Man, there are just a bevy of fraudulent lawsuits going around these days. Leeches.

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#12 Posted by Humanity (18642 posts) -

2K has a lot of money to throw around so this should be good.