Assassin’s Creed is popular, even if people hate Ubisoft for their business methods and DRM. Sci-fi author John Beiswenger accused Ubisoft of ripping off the story for Assassin’s Creed from his novel Link. The book released in 2002 has a similar element to it as a central plot device.
If for some strange reason you have not played Assassin’s Creed, the game has a machine called Animus, which allows you to relive the memories of your ancestors. Link has this in it too. I’m sure John is among this select few since everyone knows Assassin’s Creed by now.
Gamers however have strength in numbers, and when the news got out, his products for sale on Amazon were bombarded with 1-star reviews. Of course the reviews are about as legit as the mammaries on those broads at a tech show who can barely work a mouse. To be honest it wasn’t getting many reviews in the first place.
As for the lawsuit, I’m pretty certain that John is going to very quickly find that you can’t copyright an idea, only the execution. Unless his book was similar beyond being able to relive ancestral memories, he’s going to get laughed out of court and get more ichihoshi on his page.