Another Day Another Lawsuit

Another Day, Another Lawsuit

Spry Fox, maker of popular Facebook game (and now iOS and Android app) Triple Town has filed lawsuit against 6Waves LOLAPPS for copyright infringement with their iOS game Yeti Town. That phrase “copyright infringement” is thrown around all too often today, but in the case of Spry Fox it was definitely necessary and an obvious abuse of trust.

6waves was in confidential (under NDA) negotiations with Spry Fox to publish Triple Town for iOS at the exact same time that they were actively copying the game. They gave 6waves private access to Triple Town when it was still in closed beta, months before the public was exposed to the game. Spry Fox believed those negotiations were ongoing, and continued to give private information to 6waves, until 6waves’ Executive Director of Business Development sent them a message via Facebook on the day Yeti Town was published in which he suddenly broke off negotiations and apologized for the nasty situation.

It’s not huge news, but it could be a deciding factor and case used for future lawsuits with the hundreds of companies copying and profiting from other people’s games such as Minecraft, Tiny Wings, and loads of others by companies like Zynga.


Patch 4.3.2 Goes Live

WoW Patch 4.3.2

WoW has launched 4.3.2 on all the live servers this week. There’s a list of changes over on Blizzard’s Blog, but probably one of the most anticipated features is same-faction raids with Real ID friends. In addition to being able to group with Real ID friends cross-realm, you can now queue up for regular or heroic raids and dungeons and even battlegrounds! Check out more info on the Cross-Realm Raids and the 4.3.2 Patch!


Donkey Kong Country

Was cleaning out a bunch of old stuff and found a VHS tape that was sent to me by Nintendo Power magazine in the 90’s. I remember watching it over and over before the game came out getting completely hyped about it. Now I can look back all nostalgia-like and laugh at the hair and clothes of the 90’s. It seems like every gaming system was always trying to out-extreme each other back then. I guess it’s not too much different today, but the video is still entertaining to watch nonetheless.

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