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Well, Air Control Is On Steam Now And It’s Still “Iffy” On Copyright

GG3 returns to Air Control, after failing to expose it before it got on Steam. Since it's on there now, why not look at the many issues that persist in the version being sold by Valve this very day. There are a lot of copyright trappings still in there, with video proof.

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Vladplaya1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

Steam Greenlight = Foreigners found out how to make money off american people. Oh and they don't give a shit about your copy right, honest business ethics, or anything like that. Its just a way for anyone who can work with few game developing tools to make few bucks off americans.

Daavpuke1172d ago

That might be a little harsh. I don't think it's a "foreigner" issue, per se. Companies like 1C Company, for instance, have shown a strong support from the Eastern European side of game development and they put out some quality releases; not all of them, but enough to qualify as a decent studio imo. Regardless, even if it was true, Valve is American and should care greatly about any copyright infringement they allow, because it also falls back on them for selling it on their platform.

Vladplaya1172d ago

Obviously not EVERY foreigner is trying to take advantage, and of course I am not talking about any legit large and old foreigner game companies. I am just saying that pretty much 99.9% of games that are like the game that is described in the article, are made by young foreigners who simply see advantage of making few bucks from trusting and honest people, and whenever you try to interact with such developers, they usually either play dumb, or just seriously don't care, most because worst thing that can happen to them, is that their crappy fake games will gets removed.

I am not trying to put foreigners down or anything, I am myself a foreigner actually, and I kinda know exactly where those guys who make those "games" coming from, and what goes through their mind.

aliengmr1172d ago

On the one hand, my gut reaction to this game is to remove it from Steam quickly.

However, on the other hand I don't think Valve should just be removing games that are garbage.

Yes, there should be some basic standards. It should have to work and it should be advertised truthfully, but beyond that its really up to the buyer. (Also shouldn't infringe on copyrights.)

There's a difference between a bad game and one that is broken or falsely advertised. (and no, saying your game is fun isn't false advertisement. Saying it has a feature that is clearly not present is.)

I just don't think its wise for Valve to start judging games based on "fun factor" or "good graphics" or any other subjective quality.

Thing is, there could be a designer with a genuinely good idea that works hard on a first attempt, falls a bit short, but has real potential. I don't want that designer pushed aside and would tolerate those who would take advantage of the system so they could have a shot.

Way I see it, ultimately parting with my money is on me, so I do research first. I have managed, thus far, to avoid these sorts of games simply by reading.

Daavpuke1172d ago

I don't think Valve really will have a CHOICE in this case, given all the things in the article (and the above video, for instance). If they don't, they're opening themselves up for not just one, but several lawsuits. It only takes one aggressive company seeing their "in" to get some of that Valve billion money for more to come down once the ball starts rolling.

Bethesda starts fights over Mojang's "Scrolls" using a generic word for a name; I can't imagine what a company must think seeing their name used in a product without their consent. In a really, really bad game for that matter. No one wants that representing their company.