In an act of complete and utter stupidity, Bethesda has begun their “really silly” lawsuit against Mojang claiming that Scrolls’ name infringes on their popular sandbox single-player RPG series The Elder Scrolls.
In semi-related news, Thomas Biskup has sued an upcoming Roguelike for its game mechanics being similar to ADOM.
Via a legal document, a legal branch of Bethesda revealed that they were using comments on videos dedicated to Scrolls, and how the name Scrolls will be part of the Elder Scrolls series. Daniel Kaplan of Mojang said “They even took screenshots from our trailer and said we copied them… we have mountains in the Scrolls trailer, and they have that too in Skyrim, it is really silly believing our game will be confused with their FPS-RPG with realistic graphics. They have dumped everything they could find about Scrolls.”
In an unrelated titbit, Wizards of the Coast is suing SCEI over The Legend of Dragoon having magic (which D&D has), dungeons (which D&D has), and dragons (which D&D has).
The evidence they present will likely result in the entire case being laughed out of court and having Bethesda become a meme on the internet. I mean, citing YouTube as proof of confusion? You might as well cite redneck protestors as an accurate representation of the current state of the country.
Breaking: Greece has sued Nasu Kinoko over the appearence of Medusa, Hercules, and Medea in his visual novel Fate/Stay Night.
This isn’t going to fly very far, and if it does, then there will be a strong level of internet backlash against copyright law and patent abuse, further strengthening people’s opinions on how some patent methods are completely out of control, resulting in slippery slopes where nobody can design anything out of fear of being sued.
This just in: Bram Stoker rises from the dead to sue Konami into the ground for their use of Dracula Vlad Tepes as a main antagonist in the Castlevania series.