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weren't they involved in a lawsuit over the name with paramount (viacom) and lost?
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Yeah, I don't even know if War Z has an actual story to begin with.

Not that I know of. For the most part, it's just a PvP game with a few zombies scattered around to call it a zombie survival game.
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Though I am not a big fan of this game... I think its messed up they had to change the name because of that Cash Grab movie they put out...
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Though I am not a big fan of this game... I think its messed up they had to change the name because of that Cash Grab movie they put out...
The game itself is a cash grab from a free mod for a game.
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The game itself is a cash grab from a free mod for a game.

Uhh.. Are you thinking of DayZ? That's the one that originated as a mod and is coming out with a standalone, although it's most definitely not a cash grab considering the amount of work that's being put into it.

The War Z is the cash grab that was made to leach on the popularity of the DayZ mod. Hammerpoint even went as far as to call their first release after the alpha/beta a foundation build, a term coined by Dean Rocket, the original developer of DayZ, to describe what his standalone will be released as. Your mistake is exactly what Hammerpoint was trying to accomplish by naming the game something similar to DayZ, confusing the uninitiated into thinking one is the other.
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Uhh.. Are you thinking of DayZ? That's the one that originated as a mod and is coming out with a standalone, although it's most definitely not a cash grab considering the amount of work that's being put into it.

The War Z is the cash grab that was made to leach on the popularity of the DayZ mod. Hammerpoint even went as far as to call their first release after the alpha/beta a foundation build, a term coined by Dean Rocket, the original developer of DayZ, to describe what his standalone will be released as. Your mistake is exactly what Hammerpoint was trying to accomplish by naming the game something similar to DayZ, confusing the uninitiated into thinking one is the other.
I'm talking about War Z being a cash grab. There isn't a way that current DayZ could be.
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I'm talking about War Z being a cash grab. There isn't a way that current DayZ could be.

You said it was from a free mod, though, which it was not.

*edit* Never mind. I think I understand what you were saying. The way you worded it confused me a little bit. My bad!
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Though I am not a big fan of this game... I think its messed up they had to change the name because of that Cash Grab movie they put out...

The book has existed since 2006... And really, the movie only uses the book's name and scenario, from what I can tell from the trailers it's completely different from the book's story (a series of interviews without a central character being the focal point).
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The book has existed since 2006... And really, the movie only uses the book's name and scenario, from what I can tell from the trailers it's completely different from the book's story (a series of interviews without a central character being the focal point).


Same I didn't even bother to go watch it. The book is fantastic by the way and I highly recommend the audio book. Max Brooks is a very compelling author.
 
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