Update Crytech lawsuit from Youtuber Law.

Radegast74

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Thanks for this! Another great video by Lior. As usual, there are a lot of weirdoes leaving negative comments about the video (and about Bored Gamer, for some reason). I hit the like button, and made a comment about the usual gang of idiots out on the internetz...
 

Tealwraith

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Lumberyard and Crytek engines are free now, apparently. CIG had an agreement to provide code updates to Crytek. The whole case is a POS, IMO. All this boils down to is whether CIG bankrupted Crytek and stole away their talent. I think Crytek was poorly managed and destroyed itself, but that's what the lawsuit should be about. CIG paid millions of dollars for the license and bought it off, but Crytek is broke and put the engine out for free so the management is looking for enough money to keep their Porsches running.

What pisses me off is that CIG is not taking a hit on this no matter what happens, all the wasted funds will have to be replaced to pay the bills and make the game. The backers will just have to pony up more cash to cover all the expenses for discovery, filings, judgments and whatnot, so, basically, this is nothing more than Crytek making problems and reaching into MY wallet.

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Lumberyard and Crytek engines are free now, apparently. CIG had an agreement to provide code updates to Crytek. The whole case is a POS, IMO. All this boils down to is whether CIG bankrupted Crytek and stole away their talent. I think Crytek was poorly managed and destroyed itself, but that's what the lawsuit should be about. CIG paid millions of dollars for the license and bought it off, but Crytek is broke and put the engine out for free so the management is looking for enough money to keep their Porsches running.

What pisses me off is that CIG is not taking a hit on this no matter what happens, all the wasted funds will have to be replaced to pay the bills and make the game. The backers will just have to pony up more cash to cover all the expenses for discovery, filings, judgments and whatnot, so, basically, this is nothing more than Crytek making problems and reaching into MY wallet.

I wish someone would put a bomb in the car of the Crytek people responsible for the lawsuit. I'd do it myself, but a dumb, fat, old American who doesn't speak German, wandering around Germany with explosives would be quickly arrested, tried and sentenced for life somewhere very unpleasant with no beer.
Let's just hope that CGI can countersue for damages once the dust is settled.
Also I wonder if we the backers, could class action the hell out of crytek in some way, for causing damages to us by sueing CIG and disrupting production. While.it would mean that CiG admits they used our money for the lawsuit in the first place, which is highly unlikely and would get them sued instelol it would be a good way to get back at crytek lol
 

Bruce

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How would the people they license it to know if it used to be part of CIG's code without also having CIG's code to compare?
usually the guys who sue someone are the guys who are victims of theft ... so in this hypothetical case it will be Amazon or CIG I guess