Siliconera: "Earlier this month, we heard that SNK filed a criminal lawsuit against Square Enix for violating copyright infringement laws, and now, it looks like Capcom are suing Koei Tecmo for patent infringement, according to a report by Sankei."
for $10 million. eh.. how youve sunk from the top 5 devs in ps2 era to this. guess that means dragons dogma 2 aint coming an time soon
I have to agree Capcom has sunken. Majority if not all of their games has yet to catch my interest. "According to the lawsuit, Capcom filed a patent back in 2002 that involves a function that lets you acquire new content by combining an existing game with another piece of software." I wonder will Capcom sue the whole industry because that's how a lot of games work nowadays.
Pretty dumb reason to be suing in the first place right? If they do have legal rights, by all means go for it (since it seems like they need the money) but practices (especially for reasons like this) will only hurt the industry and their public image even more.
Koei should also sue them because Sengoku Basara is copying too much from Dynasty/Samurai Warriors.
They can't. The stories come from Japanese and Chinese history and myth. Which is common knowledge for everyone's use.
I mean the gameplay.
Capcom are but a shell of their former selves. Still existing on past glory
Most of the Japanese studios are. Look at Sega and Konami. Sega getting by on Pachinko machines and Konami getting by heavily on Metal.
Sad, but true.
Not most imho. If we're looking at SE, Capcom, Konami, or Sega than yes they are the shell of their former selves. But if we're talking about Atlus, NIS, Falcom, Koei-Tecmo-Gust, Arc System Works, Namco, From Soft, Nintendo, SCE Japan, Level 5, or Vanillaware than no. Those companies still made high quality games just like the old days. In fact, a couple of 'newcomer' like Spike Chunsoft, P* Games, Silicon Studio, Q-Games, or Comcept made some interesting output that made me thinks japanese devs still have a lot of potential to dominate the gaming industry again.
Koei VS Capcom
LOL, these are such lame type of copyrights to begin with. Poor little Crapcom, what has become of you? Maybe that 10 mill will budget a few of your next straight-to-android games.
"Capcom filed a patent back in 2002 that involves a function that lets you acquire new content by combining an existing game with another piece of software" Based on the description, you'd think they were talking about Sonic and Knuckles with any other Sega Genesis cartridge. Of course, I know they aren't as that was made by Sega back in the 90s. Still, the description sounds pretty much like Sonic and Knuckles.
That sounds like DLC, to be honest.
lol crapcom just die pls before you sink any further.
im crying rn. Capcom y u do dis?
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