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Remember The War Z? Hammerpoint Interactive is hoping that you don't, at least when it comes to the game's checkered development and customer service history that includes being temporarily pulled from Steam and suffering a major security breach.

At any rate, the firm is looking for a fresh start and has changed the zombie MMO's name to Infestation: Survivor Stories. The War Z's original URL now automatically redirects users to a rebranded website.


I knew that was going to happen. Watch them abandon everything related to the original game and make people who already bought it, have to buy this re-branded one again. I guess that's why they had a goodbye sale for it a few days ago for 75% off on steam. rolleyes.gif

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/06/19/the-war-z-now-known-as-infestation-survivor-stories/
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I wish them all the worst in their new venture rolleyes.gif
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Is this the first time a video game was ever rebranded?
    
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It was renamed due to th upcoming movie World War Z. What's wrong with that? They haven't abandoned anything. HP has surprisingly been supporting this game well and the game play is no longer a frustrated experience. They changed their behavior after the hackers owned and shut down their servers. Since then, they've been listening to the community.
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Is this the first time a video game was ever rebranded?

No, I think I saw some screenshots of a lot of the stuff taken from another game. War inc or something?
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It was renamed due to th upcoming movie World War Z. What's wrong with that? They haven't abandoned anything. HP has surprisingly been supporting this game well and the game play is no longer a frustrated experience. They changed their behavior after the hackers owned and shut down their servers. Since then, they've been listening to the community.

Nice. I still have an image of their owners wiki page. From when they got hacked. biggrin.gif

Well, I had high hopes for the game, so if it does manage to turn around, then that'd be awesome. All the sneaky crap that they did originally was really bad.
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Is this the first time a video game was ever rebranded?
Obviously you do not know the history of the game.
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lol still no cars after all this time??? ha
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lol still no cars after all this time??? ha

God I know, those were supposed to be waaaaaaaaay back in February.. Still not playing until they get the cars out, I hate running for 3 hours just to get to another City, but then only to find it's surrounded by zombies, and oh, I have no weapons. Not even a flashlight.
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Is this the first time a video game was ever rebranded?

Some games have different names depending on the region.

For example:

- Fahrenheit = Indigo Prophecy in the US

- Soul Edge = Soul Blade in Europe, North America and Australia

- Biohazard = Resident evil in the US

But why this game had it's named changed..... I have no clue. But it probably has something to do with the bad publicity that "WarZ" had.
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Is this the first time a video game was ever rebranded?

Mmmmm - no - I would say one gets re-branded every year or two - I mean the CoD series. They are basically selling a re-branded game by just changing the number at the end of the name.
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