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#41 Offline Flux: The Explorer

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Posted Jan 01 2013 - 01:27 PM

The countdown's over, looks like all the "brains" got out.

But what happens next? There's no new site or anything.

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Posted Jan 01 2013 - 03:36 PM

The countdown's over, looks like all the "brains" got out.

But what happens next? There's no new site or anything. 

[color=#990000;]Guess we'll have to wait a few days for it.[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

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Posted Jan 26 2013 - 12:44 AM

Who here has seen the commercials yet? I've seen one, and I'm quite shocked.

 

I actually recognized the screams of those brain things as actually the exact sounds pulled from the Half Life 2 headcrabs. And there's more in common to boot.

 

Transport's the same (drop pod), attachment and control is the same (via the head)...

 

Part of me thinks it's a ripoff that may be illegal. Then again, I don't know if Valve copyrighted the Headcrabs or not. Who knows?


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Posted Jan 26 2013 - 07:13 AM

[color=#808080;][font="verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"]Only thing I'd say would be stealing the sound effects, assuming they are the same, and not just very similar. The mind control parasite idea has been used time and time again; Half Life certainly wasn't the first. And you know, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... so I'd suspect that if the similarities were intentional, TLG was deliberately referencing Half Life. That's just me though. :lol:[/color][/font]

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Posted Jan 26 2013 - 09:10 AM

Who here has seen the commercials yet? I've seen one, and I'm quite shocked. I actually recognized the screams of those brain things as actually the exact sounds pulled from the Half Life 2 headcrabs. And there's more in common to boot. Transport's the same (drop pod), attachment and control is the same (via the head)... Part of me thinks it's a ripoff that may be illegal. Then again, I don't know if Valve copyrighted the Headcrabs or not. Who knows?
Illegal? Hardly. These things that it has in common with Half-Life are so basic that I can't think of a country in the world where they could be protected as intellectual property. The screams, maybe, if they are in fact the exact same sounds, but I strongly doubt that considering that it'd be easy to make synthesized alien screams sound similar without totally hijacking some other company's sound files.

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