11th November 2006
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;
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: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/4q6xo5/activisions_dmca_claim_on_orion_is_legit_orions/
I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
Ultimately though, you can't hide, they'll get everything they deserve.
Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com
15th September 2004
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.
Follow A Paranoid
25th November 2006
How hard is it to design a gun? Lazy gits....