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News: Paul & Fred have reached a settlement with Stardock!

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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: My take on Stardock on: March 20, 2018, 03:56:24 pm
^ It's cute how you ignored the rest of Brad's points.

Its cute how you defend Brad everywhere.
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: My take on Stardock on: March 20, 2018, 03:36:39 pm
Even Elestan seems to recognize the one sided gradual escalation.

Sounds to me more like you are twisting Elestan's statements to bolster your narrative.

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As for the litigation, layers escalate things. That’s why it’s better for people to work things out on their own.

Yeah, blame the lawyers. Pretty sure everything goes to you for approval first.

Good luck milking the Star Control trademark now when you have all but alienated a good chunk of the Star Control community. You certainly threw all that good will down the gutter. Much of the value of the brand was only pretty much the resonance with the older
players.

You’ve had an account here for an hour. And that was your first post.  So what community are you speaking for?

All Stardock has been doing, for four years, is making a new Star Control game.  And we have spent that 4 years also trying to be respectful to Paul and Fred including not using the aliens from SC2 in the new game even though, as has been said, our position was we had a license to do so.

We didn’t do anything to justify the attacks and blatant attempts to undermine our efforts. But we aren’t going to just roll over at Paul and Fred’s whims.  And when they decided to escalate and attempt to kill our main investment in court, which effectively would ruin us, then yes, we are going to use what legal means we have to defend ourselves and ensure we are protected.

We are also not the ones who hired a PR firm just to smear those we disagree with. Every time we see a brand new account, o e has to wonder, actual person or PR flak?

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/creators-of-popular-star-control-computer-games-fight-back-against-copyright-theft-by-stardock-systems-and-ceo-brad-wardell-300603075.html

They didn’t hire a PR firm for Ghosts but to smear me by name? Sure.  Sometimes, in a dispute, one side is almost completely at fault. And it’s not Stardock as I suspect the courts will make clear once all the information is public rather than the tiny selected chunks Paul and Fred release to dishonestly mispresent the facts.

I don’t expect you guys to change your minds. Many of you, like me, have decades of seeing Paul and Fred in a certain way. It takes a lot of bitter experience to change that impression.

I can assure you that I am not a PR guy hired by whatever firm as I was an avid Star Control player during my high school days in the 90s.

I had an account on the TUQ forum long ago but cannot remember the email I used and lurked on several Star Control boards periodically like The Path of Now and Forever, etc as there wasn't much news. Pretty certain more than a few people do the same so for you to call me out as a PR guy makes me LOL.
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: My take on Stardock on: March 20, 2018, 02:43:58 pm
Even Elestan seems to recognize the one sided gradual escalation.

Sounds to me more like you are twisting Elestan's statements to bolster your narrative.

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As for the litigation, layers escalate things. That’s why it’s better for people to work things out on their own.

Yeah, blame the lawyers. Pretty sure everything goes to you for approval first.

Good luck milking the Star Control trademark now when you have all but alienated a good chunk of the Star Control community. You certainly threw all that good will down the gutter. Much of the value of the brand was only pretty much the resonance with the older players.
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