More Reviews
REVIEWS Pixel Galaxy Review
Pixel Galaxy is a bullet hell shooter with no active shooting. Let's see if the unique concept results in a successful game.

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Review
Put your favorite pizza delivery joint on speed-dial and say goodbye to the sun, because this game will suck up all your free time for several months.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Total War: Warhammer Preview
Total War: Warhammer is exactly what you expect, so if you like Creative Assembly's games or Games Workshop's sprawling setting, there's a lot to be excited about.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax
Release date: 10/06/15

Just Dance 2016
Release date: 10/20/15

Just Dance: Disney Party 2
Release date: 10/20/15

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations
Release date: 11/01/15

Read More Member Blogs
Windows 10 Review for Dummies
By Ivory_Soul
Posted on 08/11/15
After all these years, and growing up with Windows 3.1, I have seen an entire evolution of computers and software. Touch screens and large resolutions were a pipe dream just 15 years ago. Now it's the norm. Going from a Packard Bell (yes, before HP) that couldn't run 3D Ultra Mini...


Novelist Sues Ubisoft For Assassin's Creed Story

Posted on Wednesday, April 18 @ 13:45:30 PST by Keri_Honea

Novelist John Beiswenger has filed a lawsuit against Ubisoft for similarities between his novel Link, published in 2003, and the overarching story of Assassin's Creed. Beisenger claims that his book details "the conception and creation of a link device and process whereby ancestral memories can be accessed, recalled, relived, and re-experienced by the user." Since the Assassin's Creed story is so similar, it therefore breaches his copyright, in particular, the concept of the Animus.

He also points out that his book and the game both reference the Garden of Eden, the forbidden fruit, and Adam and Eve. If that wasn't damning enough, the writer also pointed out that Link frequently mentions assassins and their battle for control of the device.


Beiswenger has filed for $1.05 million in damages and up to $5.25 million if a court rules that Ubisoft deliberately infringed his copyright. His final demand is one that will pain gamers the most: he wants to stop the release of Assassin's Creed III. In considering typical court procedure, it is very likely that this latter demand will be met at least during the process of the lawsuit in the form of a Temporary Injunction. 

I haven't read this book, but based on the claims from the Original Petition, it doesn't look good for Ubisoft. If these allegations are true, then I will lose a great deal of respect for Ubisoft, and I doubt I will be alone. I strongly believe that there is a special circle of Hell for plagiarizers that is so terrifying, Dante couldn't bear mention it in his Inferno.


More from the Game Revolution Network

comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution