Some War Z Images Were Ripped From The Walking Dead

Kotaku: "As promised, the strange saga of War Z just keeps getting stranger. Turns out this promo screen for zombie survival game, which was pulled from Steam earlier today, was plagiarized from The Walking Dead."

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ExCest2006d ago

Shame. The art looked nice. At least they could've changed their positions and faces. Would that be so hard?

This sh!t storm gets worse and worse and more and more entertaining to read.

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ABizzel12006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

Same. I haven't heard anything about this game, but negative news isn't the first thing you want gamers to hear.

FriedGoat2006d ago

I don't know why anyone would buy this game? If you had even a shred of knowledge you'd know DayZ is all you need.

PurpHerbison2006d ago

Not attacking you Friedgoat, but my shred of knowledge keeps me away from both titles. I don't put up with excessive amounts of bugs.

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Ultr2005d ago

hue? the artist drew that piece...guess what, When I draw something I watch things as they are, I take inspiration of them, THATS HOW IT WORKS, you cant just paint things you dont know how they are. the pics are great and yeah inspiration and draw-off. but not ripped man....

ExCest2005d ago

Sure, I draw too, as a past-time. I admit, I take "inspiration" from what I see. BUT, do I copy what I see? No, I take the idea and morph it into something original that I can call my own.

Downright copying in a different form is ripping. Taking what you see and changing (notice: CHANGING) it into your own is "taking inspiration".

BuLLDoG9092005d ago

i wonder if there is infact ANYTHING original about this "game"

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2006d ago

lol this game needs to go to hell.

BanBrother2006d ago

Or........ it could continue to exist, and keep making us piss ourselves at how tragically bad this shit-wreck has became.

This train was de-railed long ago, but for some reason it is still going. Skating on thin ice? LMFAO.

Enemy2006d ago

Cool, now they'll be sued by the creators of The Walking Dead and AMC as well.

Sashamaz2006d ago

Usually they hire some external artist to do these things so I wouldn't really put the lame with the developers. I don't watch the walking dead so I didn't even know these images were plagiarised, I'm assuming whoever allowed these images to go up might not have known either. Not defending the developers but not jumping to conclusions either.

Reverent2006d ago

You don't watch The Walking Dead? Shame on you sir. Just kidding of course, although it really is a great show, even if you're not a zombie fanatic.

Vladplaya2006d ago

I am pretty sure the devs just ripped of the images themselves, because from sound of it, they are too cheap to hire anyone to do work for them. Its not normal game developers, its just bunch of pricks who know how to code, who decided to make a quick buck by putting bare minimum into their "game".

crossunitedfate2006d ago

Since Walking Dead is their intellectual property in the first place.

AMC has the rights from them to make the show
Telltale has the rights from them to make the games
This Warz developer group have no rights at all so... lol

WarThunder2006d ago


There are lots of games who ripped one another..

Kotaku with their stupid useless articles as always....

ExCest2006d ago

"There are lots of games who ripped one another.. "

So articles about them are worthless? Spreading information is useless to us?

I also don't get why people hate Kotaku so much. It's hardly a news site but a blog. A blog of opinion and whatnot. I also thought it presented itself as such as well. Their "articles" are mainly opinion pieces.

WarThunder2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

When a big budget game rips off another game (made by a small dev.) Those well known gaming sites/blog don't say nothing about it...

but when it comes to a small dev they attack them from all places. Its a f**king image! big deal!

Spreading information only what they want.

porkChop2006d ago

This is a straight rip, not like most games where things are just very similar. This is literally just taking photos from The Walking Dead and pasting them into the games artwork.

shadowraiden2006d ago

this aint the point of the article read it you dumbass before coming out with your nonsense.

they have clearly copied and pasted assets from another copyrighted material and used them as their own this is pure copyright theft.

while the whole ripping from other games aint the same since thats how this industry works its the fact they have blatantly used assets from another company and tried to use them as their own.

annus2006d ago

Do you understand copyright? This isn't "they have a zombie game so it's a copy" this is "they TOOK images from the walking dead and put them in their art". They didn't ask to use images from a show and used it to help advertise their game.

I'd like some examples of "There are lots of games who ripped one another.. " that isn't just an idea like "they are both zombie FPSs".

Norrison2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

Stop defending this shitty ass dev, their poor excuse of a game is pretty much a war inc. mod, they make fake promises, have you seen the gamespy interview? These devs really crossed the line, they should be sued and this shitty game should be shut down.

You already have to buy this game, but you have to PAY more to respawn faster, what the hell?

Flipgeneral2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

Can't believe the amount of disagrees this guy is getting..

So they used a few images of FAN gatherings as inspiration. And they used ONE image of a zombie from the show as a template.

Mob mentality at it's finest!!

EDIT: Don't get me wrong, screw the devs and their shoddy product, but this article is grasping at straws here...

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cleft52006d ago

These guys are about to find out that you do need a brain in order to go for a money grab.

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