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I meant not to know about it because of the adverts. I have never seen any of the Twilight movies yet I know about it, and it's just as big as AC. I do also know the story of Twilight from advertisements just like I know the story of AC from the advertisements.
There's a huge different between knowing about a game/movie and playing/watching it.

The only reason you know the story of Twilight is to make fun of it
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Here's an abstract of the Plaintiff's book:

"...Contrary to the beliefs of Nobel Laureate Dr. Francis Crick and most modern day scientists, but in alignment with the religious beliefs of billions of human beings on earth, the soul is alive and well and active in our daily lives. Contrary also to the beliefs of most neuroscientists, it is the soul, not the brain, which is designed to remember.

This story principally takes place in the facilities of Search International, Inc., a product research firm near Madison, Wisconsin. They call their work "product research," because the engineers, medical professionals and scientific staff are specifically focused on the development of new products for client manufacturers.

Commercialization of new technologies was the company's only objective until an unusual accident occurred; an accident which led management and the biotechnology research staff known as the Biochip Team into a discovery beyond their imaginations, a discovery which could well be considered the most important to mankind for all time.

The truly astonishing hypothesis, developed by Search International, suggests that at the functional center of the nucleus of every cell is an atemporal Particle of zero mass and infinite capacity for memory a biological singularity. The same Particle is a component of every cell in the body. It is the "fabric of the soul."

The author lets the reader be present right alongside the scientists as they uncover some of the very secrets of Creation, and while test subjects are taken back in time to recall ancestral memories, a process key to proving the existence of the human soul. Intrigue enters the plot as competitors, a foreign government, and a special-interest group learn of Search International's discoveries."


Now, since H.G. Wells wrote "The Time Machine" back in 1895, I would think that executors of Mr. Wells' estate should have a beef with Mr. Beiswenger in that any machine that travels back in time, or any machine that allows you to access anything back in time, should be attributed to Mr. Wells. Maybe we could have another court case pending on top of this one that would wipe out anything that they get from Ubisoft?
   
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I meant not to know about it because of the adverts. I have never seen any of the Twilight movies yet I know about it, and it's just as big as AC. I do also know the story of Twilight from advertisements just like I know the story of AC from the advertisements.
There's a huge different between knowing about a game/movie and playing/watching it.

You DID NOT just compare AC to Twilight.

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And the only thing you would know about AC if you saw the adverts is it's about an assassin. That's it, there's no mention of the methodology in any of the adverts.

No, I said I know as much about Twilight as I do about the AC series from the adverts alone, I do know a lot more about the AC series though because I have played a couple of them. And yes there was a few small mentions of methodology in a couple of TV adverts I saw quite a few years ago. Obiviously nothing huge, it was like a one minute trailer. I can't be bothered to look for them now because my internet is incredibly slow right now for some reason.
   
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It is plausible for him to have never played Assassin's Creed until recently. People in their 60's never grew up playing video games nor have friends that play them. He appeared to have a busy schedule with his work-life.
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I think he should get royalties, the game and book are almost the same thing. What ubi should really do is hire this guy to write future plots for the AC series.

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It is plausible for him to have never played Assassin's Creed until recently. People in their 60's never grew up playing video games nor have friends that play them. He appeared to have a busy schedule with his work-life.

I agree. I didn't even know about the whole dna sequencing deal and aenemus until I actually played the game. All the commercials portray it to be just an assassin game, no crazy tech travel to the past kind of stuff. So even if he saw the commercials, they don't draw a close comparison to the book until you actually play.

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No, I said I know as much about Twilight as I do about the AC series from the adverts alone, I do know a lot more about the AC series though because I have played a couple of them. And yes there was a few small mentions of methodology in a couple of TV adverts I saw quite a few years ago. Obiviously nothing huge, it was like a one minute trailer. I can't be bothered to look for them now because my internet is incredibly slow right now for some reason.

You have a gaming bias. Your (we) are naturally more inclined to pick up more from the adverts than your average baby boomer..

I don't remember ever seeing the animus in any adverts, and comparatively the twilight story is about 1/16th(ok maybe 1/32) as complex as the AC trilogy. tongue.gif

I understand what your saying, but consider that we're both operating with a bias, called "Hindsight Bias"
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We tend to expect that others should know by foresight what we have learned by hindsight.

Try to put yourself in a 60yr gentleman's shoes who writes fiction (maybe even from a typewriter or very simple word processor) for a living (no idea if this is the case, making an assumption to prove a point)..

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This guy /gal put it into better words
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I agree. I didn't even know about the whole dna sequencing deal and aenemus until I actually played the game. All the commercials portray it to be just an assassin game, no crazy tech travel to the past kind of stuff. So even if he saw the commercials, they don't draw a close comparison to the book until you actually play.
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I meant not to know about it because of the adverts. I have never seen any of the Twilight movies yet I know about it, and it's just as big as AC. I do also know the story of Twilight from advertisements just like I know the story of AC from the advertisements.
There's a huge different between knowing about a game/movie and playing/watching it.

So where in the adverts for AC does it give the complete story line with detail about what is going on in the game. Last I checked 30sec advertisements don't really say jack about what they are advertising.

You honestly think you could infer what the AC storyline consisted of from their advertisements? Get real.
     
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Whatever. And this guy's story lines, themes, and even specific ideas have shown up in numerous science-fiction books, shows, and movies to a huge extent. rolleyes.gif
    
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This is great for this guy. This story will BOOST book sales. With any luck he will be able to fund his lawsuit and gain more publicity thus increasing sales. Can you imagine if he wins? He gets 6 mil and a bunch of notoriety. If his other stories have as good plots as this one he should sell very well.

He really needs to capitalize on this.
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