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Serio Advanced Member

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#1 4 years ago

But wait! There's more!

This isn't a case of a big, mean company going after an innocent, struggling developer. A few days ago, Trek Industries posted an announcement, begging their community for help. Supposedly out of the blue, they'd been hit with a DMCA notice from Activision, which had forced their game, ORION, to be pulled from Steam. Trek asked its community to go out, spread the news and get them some moral backing.

The internet did what it does best; it dug into their claim and dug up all the shit they didn't want people to actually know. It turns out that Trek Industries are not, in fact, the innocent party here. A reddit user called /u/Some_MelonCat posted the below comparison, showing how the developer basically lifted part of the weapon from Activision's game; ZQeBNGs.png

Additionally, it quickly emerged that the developers actually have a history of this, as well as anti-consumer practices and treating its developers like garbage. 

So... Here's a lesson; if you're going to try and play a victim, at least make sure you are a victim :p

Here's the Reddit thread, for all your popcorn needs:

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#2 4 years ago

Ultimately though, you can't hide, they'll get everything they deserve.

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#3 4 years ago

I felt bad for the Orion devs until I heard about all the shit they pulled.  Now I think they actually deserve this takedown because for once the little guys are in the wrong.

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#4 4 years ago

How hard is it to design a gun? Lazy gits....

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