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Infringement?

Post  AllmightyDM on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:38 pm

I'm probably a little late to the game on this one, but I wonder if Blizzard's Starcraft has been sued by GW. There's not much difference at first glance between Terran Space Marines in their blue armor with their machine guns and flamers and 40k Space Marines with their blue armor, bolt guns, and flamers. Anyone done any research on this?

I'm sure the whole genetically engineered super soldier (captain america) thing has been done a thousand times (halo), but that seems a bit more specific with the oversized armor and the zerg (tyranids/aliens movies).

I guess its probably fair game like making zombie movies.
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Re: Infringement?

Post  Chaos Pat on Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:15 pm

starcraft started out as a 40k RTS but GW pulled out during the production process and because they were originally involved in the production process i dont think they want to sue them, sueing a company that originally had GW's support would look bad on their part. But to answer your question no, GW has never sued blizzard for starcraft.
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Post  grots life on Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:42 pm

As popular as Starcraft is, don't you think GW feels stupid for pulling the plug? One thing I do know, GW never learns from it's mistakes.
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Post  Man-of-War on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:28 pm

The only time they butted heads was when warcraft came out. The story lines of blizzards races they had to make new storylines because at first it was too close to warhammer fantasy's fluff.
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