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Submitted by RamsesNum1 568d ago | opinion piece

War Z Fraud Scandal. It just keeps getting worse

So you've probably heard of Arma II, no? Well, then I'm sure you've heard of Day Z. If not, Day Z is a zombie survival game that was originally a mod for Arma II. Like many popular mods, they often outsell the game it originates from. This of course grabs a lot of attention from developers and publishers that would like to help launch a full standalone version of that mod. However, it also grabs the attention of potential copycats.

Not only that, items and food are not found, they're bought with real cash. A freemium system, in a game that's not free. This guy has outdone himself. (PC, The War Z)

GamerCheese  +   568d ago
The banner image copy/paste is crazy sketchy.
Kalowest  +   568d ago
These guys make Capcom and Square-Enix look like gods.
Danlord  +   568d ago
It looks like the publisher didn't do a good job with their PR marketing after all. They had it coming ;-)
RamsesNum1  +   568d ago
Yeah I agree, shitty publicist. there are many factors surrounding this title that highlight its fraudulent nature. Pretty sad, I mean these developers were planning on getting away with this. Can't ascape a gamers keen eye for criticism and mistakes. ha
PrivateRyan  +   568d ago
I feel sorry for anyone who gets this as a Christmas 'gift'
Valenka  +   568d ago
It's an awful shame, really.
Tibbers  +   568d ago
Geez do I hate that argument, that the game copied DayZ's name. Z is often used in zombie media (e.g. World War Z, ZDay, Z-Day, Z for Zombie etc.).
dennett316  +   568d ago
DayZ copied World War Z, and War Z copied DayZ in it's mad rush to beat it to market. It's so obvious as to be pointless to try to excuse....of course they went with a sound-a-like name, that's not even the most pressing of the issues regarding this messy rip-off of a game.

Increasing re-spawn times to 4 hours and then instituting a charge to instantly re-spawn was the most despicable move (apart from making such a poor game in the first place, of course).
And yes, there's spaces for more than one game state so you don't have to wait, but re-spawning and having a chance of recovering some equipment is too good an opportunity to pass up in a game where it's so difficult to find items in it's sparse and ugly world.
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RamsesNum1  +   568d ago
Yes we all know that Z is an abbreviation that most zombie related shows and games use. As dennet mentioned, this is only one thing Warz had done to enrage the public. If you ready on the whole story will come to light. Shameee ;p
UltraVegito  +   568d ago
How much deeper shit are they gonna get themselves into? *grabs popcorn* Never have i seen a dev pull such a stupid stunt for quick cash.
Dark5tar1  +   568d ago
Come on guys, Sergey is TRYING to recover some money after Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing.
Bonerboy  +   567d ago
I wonder when this ?Russian? slob of a pig will get slapped with some sort of lawsuit? It must be just around the corner by now don't you think? It would bring a smile to my face. I would love to see him out on the street hustling for his next meal; he really deserves much worse after ripping everyone off. Or maybe he deserves to be congratulated on successfully duping thousands of stupid people, Im not sure which. DOZENS of warning signs were there, even BEFORE the game was made available to the public so I have absolutely no pity for those who paid for this so called "game". Get pissy with Sergay all you want but in the end you can only blame yourself for a poor decision.

I suppose they will just ride it all out and close up shop once the idiots (compulsive gamers who are far too stupid to do their own research before buying) stop handing over their money to these schmucks. Will it ever end? Doubtful.

I do love so very much how he claims to have "polled" the game community in regards to respawn times and how many "loyal fans" there are backing their kick ass product and so on. "yeah Sergay we want 4 hour re-spawn times, cause this 1 hour nonsense has to stop, and I get to pay to re-spawn earlier!? That sounds fantastic! How do I give you more of my money?" Do people really buy this load of poop? Sadly, probably so.
It is really f'n bizarre logic with this A-hole. Is this how they do things in his motherland? This is the sort of guy who would screw his own employees out of their last paycheck just before folding his business so he can buy his wife a new luxury car. Brutal and inexcusable. He deserves a hammer blow to the back of each hand.

I wonder what Sirgay's next "game company" will be and what piece of trash he will try to produce next? I also wonder how many people are retarded enough to give him more money after this seemingly endless scamming?

This is one for the history books to be sure. I am loving every minute of it. Carry on Hammerpoint, you make game news something to look forward to , and oh so much fun. Thanks again Hammerpoint keep it coming! Woot!
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