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copy rights

Postby Killer AK » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:06 pm

i just read that battlezone had it's copy rights bought by a small company from bankrupt atari?
anyone have any thoughts about this?
maybe a battlezone 3 is on the way one day?
i thought there was a lot of copy right holders for this game? how does that work with activision involved, electronic arts-pandemc, evolve, and atari?

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Re: copy rights

Postby Ded10c » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:18 pm

To the best of our knowledge Rebellion knows the name Battlezone and the intellectual property for the 1980 game and its later clones (including the PSP and XBLA versions). The rights to the PC FPS/RTS games are in Activision's IP Hell.
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Re: copy rights

Postby Killer AK » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:33 pm

i wrote rebellion on facebook and e-mail from thier website asking for any battlezone news and if they owned all the rights to bz1 and bz2.
they yet to reply but if we were able to show some support it might encourage them to release some news.
rebellion is currently advertising sniper elite 3 on facebook. check it out and don't forget to submit a battlezone question ;)

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Re: copy rights

Postby Ultraken » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:45 am

It'd be nice for Battlezone 1 and Battlezone 2 to get onto Steam and/or Good Old Games.

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Re: copy rights

Postby Ded10c » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:59 am

That reminds me - vote to get it on gog here! (The big problem with that is that the huge number of entries, so best vote them all up)
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Re: copy rights

Postby Killer AK » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:22 pm

Steam is of the devil. That would suck so bad. That would be like EA making Battlezone 3 and publishing the game unfinnished, yet again.

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Re: copy rights

Postby RubiconAlpha » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:32 pm

Ultraken wrote:It'd be nice for Battlezone 1 and Battlezone 2 to get onto Steam and/or Good Old Games.


If someday GOG or Steam makes one or both of the BZ (PC) games available, would it be just the stock versions or "official" patched versions of the game or some current patch version?

Would the current copy holders and/or GOG/Steam even do much to make it playable on modern PCs or leave it to our current community's "un-official" patches and updates to keep the game playable?

As subdivided groups has been a constant with the history of either game (mostly centered around patches) what community would be created with a download version of the game?

Just a thought.

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Re: copy rights

Postby Red Devil » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:06 pm

i'm thinking they'd do the minimum and let gsh and ken keep patching it, maybe for a few bucks on the side.
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Re: copy rights

Postby MrTwosheds » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:41 am

It's only sensible to supply the original version, doing anything else just removes choice and makes life more difficult for end users, rather than less. You cannot un-patch and all of the updates are designed to work on the original version.
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