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(Ars Technica)   Zynga partners with Pot to accuse CityVille Exec of stealing game ideas and Kettle of being black   (arstechnica.com) divider line 15
    More: Obvious, CityVille exec, ELECTRONIC ARTS, monetization, game mechanics  
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2012-10-16 11:55:22 AM
Zynga? Accusing others of stealing their games? BWAAHAHAHAHAHHA
 
2012-10-16 12:00:56 PM
They treat their employees like dirt, and now they're up in arms because actions have consequences? That's alright, Zynga probably won't even exist a year from now.
 
2012-10-16 12:05:45 PM
Would you like to change tje color of your pot? Add credits!
 
2012-10-16 12:10:47 PM
Much as I dislike Zynga, their actions are legal because they're not directly copying but making their own similar games, they come up with their own trade dress, and there are no utility or design patents involved. This, however, is much more egregious:
In the filing, Zynga alleges Patmore copied over 760 corporate files into his DropBox account (in a folder which he allegedly named "Zynga").
If true, that's bad. Really bad.
 
2012-10-16 12:11:35 PM
And I should restate that I hate Zynga with the passion of a thousand suns.
 
2012-10-16 12:34:57 PM
They also suing Ebaums world.
 
2012-10-16 12:42:00 PM

BalugaJoe: They also suing Ebaums world.


Who isn't?

//and why aren't they?
 
2012-10-16 12:56:55 PM
They should have named it something original, like City Sim.
 
2012-10-16 01:15:46 PM
if anything this article is just an excuse to watch that video

The Interview
 
2012-10-16 01:30:18 PM
so. the profits have dropped off and so the lawsuits begin. because we MUST find that money somewhere.
 
2012-10-16 02:52:54 PM

Theaetetus: This, however, is much more egregious:
In the filing, Zynga alleges Patmore copied over 760 corporate files into his DropBox account (in a folder which he allegedly named "Zynga").
If true, that's bad. Really bad.


depends if he did it during the coarse of his employment or just before he quit. former can be explained as backing up work files so he can work while away, the latter is a problem.
 
2012-10-16 04:52:26 PM
It's not even the pot calling the kettle black. It's a kettle calling another kettle a kettle.
 
2012-10-16 05:03:04 PM

darkmayo: if anything this article is just an excuse to watch that video

The Interview


Kixeye has it's own issues...
 
2012-10-16 05:29:04 PM
"know-how of core game mechanics and monetization techniques."

Zygna, I haven't seen your internal documents, but I'm pretty sure I know what they say...

1. Require people to click shiat every few hours to fill some sort of bar.
2. Charge them for shinier shiat.
3. Make sure their friends can see how shiney their shiat is.
 
2012-10-16 07:25:38 PM
Maybe if Zynga partnered up with some actual pot, they would be able to come up with an original game idea.
 
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