Everyone has been impressed with the Black Ops 4, but did Activision steal ideas from the infamous South Park? You be the judge.
This might not be the dumbest thing I've ever seen but it's up there... First off, jamming a syringe in your arm is not a creative idea. Southpark wasn't the first, and COD won't be the last. Secondly, showing this method of healing in a FPS is limited if you want the screen to be focused on where the player is looking, hence it uses the forearm. Thirdly, the source already shows this argument in its own writing: "[...] his player took out a syringe and jammed it into their left arm. Not an original idea in itself, but depending to how you look at it, [...]" "Not an original idea in itself". No, it isn't. And because it isn't, COD can't have copied it from Southpark. For it to be copied in a matter of copyright, it kind of needs to be an original idea. So, no, they totally should not sue, and they won't, because to sue over this would be a lost cause, and a waste of money.
I think the article is Satire... Well I at least hope it is
The writer desperately needs to re-examine his understanding of satire.
Even if they copied they couldn't sue. Unless assets were stolen. @jinger Satire or not, blue hole was threatening epic for much the same thing, although they felt epic may be anti comparative, which they themselves can't sue over as that is an FTC matter
Sites like this will never get my click. Someone tell me how the hell satirical "opinion pieces" are getting approved here on N4g?
It wasn't a serious article my guy.
Everyone has been impressed lol what?
Well at least I know anyone can write for gaming sites now...
At least half the population can’t understand satire it seems
helps if the author knew what satire was
What was satirical?
@Dreamcatcher Because it’s ridiculous no one thinks like this. This is a joke to get attention
Careful you don't dislocate your shoulder with all that reach.
Yeah but is shoulder dislocation an original idea or did you copy that?
I made a vaguely similar comment once a few years ago. I'll see you in court, you plagiarist.
I used the word "I" long before you did
Is the author really being serious?
I don't think so. Seems more like a poor attempt at humor.
Slow day at KnowTechie, huh?
Its just a joke article. Poorly written, I think. But nothing more. Nothing to see here. move along people!
No. It's not actionable. You can sue for anything, but not for an act thats so common. A syringe and it's usage in both instances is similar but for that matter, you could sue for the depiction of taking pills, drinking something etc. It's a common act of usage and therefore can't be copywritten.
I'm like 90% sure a bot wrote this. It's so poorly worded. Also, that's not really how Matt and Trey do things.
This is satire right?
You just keep chasing the dragon and you never catch him...
I now feel like scum for clicking in to that website.
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Bwahahahaha …. no name on piece as completely retarded I love how more and more articles start with bold faced lies … "Everyone has been impressed" except fans and the developers who complain about low sales right ?!? hahaha This is more evidence every site with the word "news" in it should be legally required to replace it with "parody" or "entertainment" because propaganda and bs shouldn't and can not be referred to as NEWS !!! The joke of this isn't the article, it's the sites ….
Holy sh!t people it's blatantly satirical. Lighten up, taking it seriously makes you the dumbass not the author.
This is easily the stupidist thing I've seen approved on n4g in the last 4 years. I guess irrational games(bioshock) could sur as well. They had the animation first. Im sure someone had it before that. Smh
Lol what? So many things to write about yet here we are
South Park is not a person or a company.
You know, it really shows you how bad the state of writing/reporting and respect for artists is in today’s age when a no-name gamer like the author above feels they can get away with looking at a sliver of a game and consider it as "ripping off original ideas without giving credit."
They should also sue nurses. I've seen them jam syringes into people's forearms with my own eyes!
website should be knowignorance.com
You should've made this about Ubisoft not suing them for using Watch Dog's HUD graphics & sounds.
now if the thing made the person see a dragon you cant catch i say they rip off south park
then Wolfenstein should sue all first-person shooters.
Current law school student here, not that you have to be one to see just how blatantly ignorant this article is...
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