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“War Z” trademark Suspended - Game will have to be renamed

There is something interesting showing up if you check the “United States Patent and Trademark Office” website for the “War Z” trademark that has been registered by OP Productions. (PC, The War Z)

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Snookies12  +   1145d ago
Man, this game is seriously screwed lol.
HammadTheBeast  +   1145d ago
Straight from the beginning. Right after Day Z got massive popularity, this was announced, and the devs claimed it had been in development before Day Z, although there is no proof to back that claim up. Suspicious. Next, people can "buy in" to a barely functioning alpha build, which causes major problems with PC. Weird. Next, the game can be bought for $15, yet includes micro transactions... these same micro transactions are lost once you die, which is pretty fast. And we all know the rest.
Cablephish  +   1145d ago
Didn't one of the development heads say it's alright to lie to consumers? Followed by the game being pulled from Steam?

This is pretty funny stuff
Reverent  +   1145d ago
The fact that they are being forced to rename their game pretty much proves they didn't start working on this game until after DayZ. If they had, they would have trademarked the name long ago.

Honestly, they'd be better off not lying about when their game came into production because if people actually believed that it started years ago, then how the hell does this developer take THAT long to come out with the broken product they have today?
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Bloodraid  +   1145d ago

How? The name change has nothing to do with DayZ. Had you bothered reading the article you would see that.

Bring in the disagrees for stating facts.
rdgneoz3  +   1145d ago
@Bloodraid It somewhat has to do with DayZ. They tried calling it "WarZ" to make it similar to "DayZ", which was getting a lot of attention, and cash in on its success before the standalone comes out.

However, they filed for the trademark not that long ago seeing as its now suspended because of the movie coming out next year in June called "World War Z". If you search that in the trademark site, it has ones filed in May of 2011 and June of 2012. So yah, under 2 years of development on the game at most, though they did only file the app for their (WarZ devs) trademark in June of 2012.
MAJ0R  +   1144d ago
Ironically there is currently an ad on my N4G page advertising WarZ as the "number one zombie MMO in the world" lmao
Mounce  +   1144d ago
I don't know about you guys but I'm now wanting to say:

"Bring in the disagrees for Bloodraid acting bratty"
SilentNegotiator  +   1144d ago
Stolen name, stolen art, scam transaction model, broken gameplay.....yep, straight forward scam.

The developers should go on TRIAL.
jimbobwahey  +   1145d ago
They deserve everything bad that happens to them. Nice to see some justice for a change! Hopefully their time in this industry is short-lived, the developers are total scumbag scammers, liars and thieves.
ATi_Elite  +   1145d ago

Sorry for the caps but this is really serious! It's all over the usual PC Gamer community forums to not spend your cash on warz. They are just using the DayZ fame to make a serious money grab and are taking advantage of Gamers in the most evil of ways.
ChrisW  +   1145d ago
"Money grab" sounds about right...

I think they realized that they were going to lose big money if they didn't lie and deceit. I just wonder how much they are going to be able to get away with when everything is said and done?
Flavor  +   1144d ago
This behavior is sadly very common in former eastern bloc countries. There's no concept of ownership of one's work, integrity, or common decency.
ThanatosDMC  +   1145d ago
Yay! Burn WarZ Burn!
MetalArcade  +   1145d ago
It's funny, when I first heard of this game I thought it sounded really familiar, World War Z is what I was thinking of. Obviously they were trying to be similar to DayZ and ended up screwing themselves
OneAboveAll  +   1145d ago
What a joke. Well we all know what studio to never buy games from.
Godmars290  +   1145d ago
The one that's likely to change its own name as well, if not publish it though a 3rd party?

Honestly, can't believe that one of the first things these guys did to "fix" issues was to make a "no refunds" update.
Skate-AK  +   1145d ago
On top of that they copied the Terms of Service straight from LOS.
trouble_bubble  +   1145d ago
Wow. What a trainwreck.
LordMe  +   1145d ago
This has got to be the worst launch in gaming history!
RuleofOne343   1145d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
ThanatosDMC  +   1145d ago
No, it's Diablo 3. The game was unplayable for two days and millions were waiting at a chance to play that fake Diablo game. Then the Koreans wanted a refund because they were smart. I lost $130 for a fake Diablo game.
Nerdmaster  +   1144d ago
Yeah, sure, not being able to play a game for two days is way worse than lies on the description of a game, false screenshots, selling it unfinished, unfair bans, copying even the name of another game, and now getting the risk of having to change the name of the game. Yeah, it's almost the same thing.
ThanatosDMC  +   1143d ago
Yeah, because it's a bigger game. It sold 10 million copies. Watch any of the old teasers and trailers from D3 and compare it to what we actually got and you'll understand.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney   1145d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
PurpHerbison  +   1145d ago
RuleofOne343  +   1145d ago
I would name it Battle Z.A pretty Much cove the game play concept.MHO
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Forbidden_Darkness  +   1145d ago
Total Biscuits name for the game is much better 'Bore Z'.
GoldenGamer  +   1145d ago
As a player of War Z from the beginning, I really enjoyed the game despite its flaws, I honestly hope things get sorted out because i actually found it more fun to play than day z which i played before this came out.
mushroomwig  +   1145d ago
You have awful taste in games.
DarkBlood  +   1145d ago
your definition is not defined for all so shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Jonoc33  +   1145d ago
Saying that is like saying someone has awful taste in music. Who are you to tell them what they should like?
iamgoatman  +   1145d ago

No one is telling him what he should like, though we're perfectly entitled to have an opinion on his likes and tastes. You can have an opinion on just about anything, it doesn't mean we're forcing others to share said opinion, so cool your jets hot rod.
Tr10wn  +   1145d ago
people who usually say that are very bad in DayZ, i bet you didnt even get to the airfield in dayz lol
ThanatosDMC  +   1145d ago
Probably the ones that get killed by two or three zombies. Seriously, if you hide in a bush or circle strafe, they couldnt hit you. The standalone is fixing a lot of zombie exploits though.
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Forbidden_Darkness  +   1145d ago
Okay, you may enjoy the game, but you can't honestly agree with their business practices. It's complete BS.
GoldenGamer  +   1145d ago
I actually enjoy Day Z besides the interface. The only thing that makes me like War Z more at the moment is the interface and i find it more fluid to do things if the standalone fixes this then War Z can rot in hell after I somehow get my money back. As for their business practices i don't agree with it but before i knew about it i have to say i did enjoy the game and as for people saying they get killed every 5 min on it well can't say i encountered that but in my experience its just as cutthroat on DayZ
Breadcrab  +   1145d ago
This just keeps getting more entertaining.

*grabs lawn chair and popcorn*
RickHiggity  +   1145d ago
I think the Devs have learned a valuable lesson. If your game isn't finished, don't lie about your product, and act like an asshole when customers feel ripped off.
Edit: Nevermind. I thought it had something to do with the game being a fraud
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Riderz1337  +   1145d ago
This developer is a disgrace to the industry.
BanBrother  +   1145d ago
Well, they will fit right in then. The gaming industry is a BIG disgrace this gen. Such shameful tactics and lies.
chukamachine  +   1145d ago
Why would anyone want to play that POS.

Awful game, Awful gameplay.

Some pc gamers will buy anything.
DarthJay  +   1145d ago
I just spent 15 bucks to buy the game because, quite frankly, I have to see what this is all about. I don't even like zombie stuff but it can't truly be as bad as all this. I hate to reward them with another $15, but whatever, that is all I am investing in the game.
ALLWRONG  +   1145d ago
LOL most people here have probably never played it including myself.
Nicaragua  +   1145d ago
I've also never been raped in a prison shower by white supremacists but I've read enough about it to form the opinion that its something to be avoided.
Bolts  +   1145d ago
I'm not sure who disagreed but that person must have read some good reviews on prison rape. Those white supremacist must be totally pro.
Rivitur  +   1145d ago
After reading that comment this was the only thing I could think of...
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ALLWRONG  +   1145d ago
Well by that logic you should avoid just about every Vita game
tommygunzII  +   1145d ago
Its on the internet, it must be true.
Kamikaze135  +   1145d ago
I didn't think that was
InTheLab  +   1145d ago
Random thoughts...

New name= The running DeadZ...and yeah, it was in production way before DayZ, The Walking Dead, and even the WarZ somehow...

What happened with this game is what goes on with 99% of smartphone games. Fruit Slice sells as much as Fruit Ninja and there's like 50 runner games...and they are all shit.

When asked about lying in the description on Steam and having their game removed from Steam, they replied, "Our game is still on Steam. Give me $15 now and I will give you a code to download it on Steam...sooner or later".

From Hammerpoint Interactive, the makers of The WarZ comes.....Silent Evil Z- It's totally not a ripoff of 2 horror franchises spliced together with Z on the end.
Norrison  +   1145d ago
Turd Z.
Jonoc33  +   1145d ago
The game is actually pretty fun don't know what everyones going on about.
konnerbllb  +   1145d ago
I've owned it since October. I wouldn't describe it as fun or a good value.
dennett316  +   1145d ago
I'm not sure you know what fun is. It certainly isn't bland maps, 4 hour re-spawn times and content you paid for being arbitrarily taken from you when you die.

I can live with rubbish graphics if the game is fun or at least competent...but WarZ looks neither. Incidentally, how long have you worked for the developer/how often were you dropped on your head as a child? (Delete as applicable).
phantomexe  +   1144d ago
That's a bit much he was just stateing his opinion. I didn't have the pc that would even run it but it did look interesting when i frist heard about it. i wouldn't want to lose crap i payed for on respawn ether but i get what they were trying to do on the 4 hour respawn time. They were trying to give you that sense of stay alive know matter what. I enjoyed dead island a great deal but found it to easy so if this game made it to consuls i'd pick it up without thinking twice as long as i get to keep my dlc on respawn. They do need to pay back the people who felt riped off, heck i'd like my money back on the ps3 version of skyrim.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   1145d ago
Damn these guys are worse than EA.
josephayal  +   1145d ago
Holy CRAP Ive Never Seen Anything Like This Before :0
Sykoticz  +   1145d ago
Pretty sad but when this first started getting shown off i was like War Z aye..... Thats ummm yea....

*Looks at Day Z*

isyourhouseonfire  +   1145d ago
War Z... another victim of the dieing PC gaming industry.
Norrison  +   1145d ago
No, more like a victim of the growing PC gaming industry, we won't let ourselves get ripped off by shitty devs.

It's not our problem if you're a sheep.
pandehz  +   1145d ago
I dont know if this is the right time to play this song but I feel like it so here goes.
Bonerboy  +   1145d ago
HAHAHHAHAHAHHHA man this is good entertainment this "warz' nonsense. Oh what a merry xmas seeing this "piece of art" wallow in the mud.
Oh well ,time to fold it all in Sirgay Titoff, and screw your employees out of their last paycheck so you and your fat wife can go on a lavish vacation with the money you've ripped from all of your "loyal fans". Tah Tah you shameless unscrupulous fatty you.

All the best,
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majiebeast  +   1145d ago
I really dont get why this game is so popular on seems like they paying people to stream it.
modesign  +   1145d ago
i got a better name for this game, "another generic zombie title"
Drainage  +   1145d ago
"another generic FPS"
"another generic racing game"
"another generic shooter"
"another generic FPS"
""another generic fighting game"
"another generic JRPG"

cmon now. this game is unique, screw off. Its an open world zombie survival game. How many of those are there? TWO. Too bad this game sucks, maybe DayZ will deliver...but i doubt it.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   1145d ago
WAR Z? Pfft....goes back to Tera...
TemplarDante  +   1145d ago
Knowing these guys and their thievery..
Expect it to rip off another franchise.
Maybe.. "The Running Dead"
"Resident Walking Dead"
"Shaun of the War Z"
"Dawn of the Dead Walkers"
etc etc etc.
War Inc sucked and these guys are trying give a cheap cash in on the zombie genre. maybe its better they just.... let their game die.
tachy0n  +   1145d ago
Jensen  +   1145d ago
can someone explain to me more about this. is warz and dayz made by the same comp? or warz just scam artist ect..? google ain't helping me right now. and i'm not much of a pc add.
TukkerIntensity  +   1144d ago
Is "Steaming Pile of Crap" available?
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