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Horror, Inc. Statement On Future of Friday the 13th: The Game

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Horror, Inc. has released a statement regarding the recent ruling in the ongoing copyright and royalties dispute in favor of Victor Miller, who helped create the original Friday the 13th, according to Bloody-Disgusting.

Here is a statement:

“We are disappointed in the court’s ruling and disagree with its conclusion.  We are considering our options, including an appeal.  We understand that this ruling has created confusion among some fans of the franchise and, more specifically, “Friday the 13th: The Game” players who have questions about new Friday the 13th content in the game.

The court was very clear that its ruling in favor of Mr. Miller is limited to the original screenplay in which Jason’s mother is the killer and that Mr. Miller’s termination notice did not purport to terminate Horror, Inc.’s separate copyright in the iconic supernatural killer who wears a hockey mask.  While the ruling does not prevent Gun from continuing to sell and operate the existing game, it may complicate adding certain content to the current game in the future.

Some have asked if a settlement could be reached with Victor Miller to enable the creation of new content.  Even if Gun were in a position to continue to fund the game while it was waiting for such questions to be resolved, there is no evidence to date that such a settlement is possible.

Friday the 13th director Sean Cunningham has previously reached out directly to Victor Miller to discuss a settlement.  Miller responded by refusing to talk to Sean.  Work on new content for fans was suspended because of the position that Miller has taken.

Given Miller’s unwillingness to discuss settlement to date and following the guidelines set down by the Court’s ruling, Horror Inc. intends to aggressively explore many opportunities for new projects featuring settings and characters not included in Mr. Miller’s screenplay.

Horror, Inc. will be providing additional details on the new Friday the 13th projects in the near future.”

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Fresh Prince’s Alfonso Ribeiro Suing Fortnite for use of Carlton Dance

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Fortnite continues to bite creative/intellectual property from others and using it in dance emotes in it’s game and this time Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton in the popular Fresh Prince of Bel-Air television series, is taking Epic Games to court for it.

Ribeiro is suing Epic Games for using his famous dance, the Carlton dance, without permission or compensation, much like rapper 2 Milly has done in the past.

According to TMZ, Ribeiro is in the process of claiming copyright for the dance, which is interesting as it is hard to obtain a copyright for a dance, and could be challenging to achieve.

Still, with Epic cracking down on leakers recently, it’s kind of hypocritical to act in the manner that they have in regards to their dance emotes, with their blatant disregard for those responsible for creating it, and not compensating those behind it’s creation.

“Epic has earned record profits off of downloadable content in the game, including emotes like ‘Fresh.’ Yet Epic has failed to compensate or even ask permission from Mr. Ribeiro for the use of his likeness and iconic intellectual property,” said Ribeiro’s attorney, David Hecht.

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Fortnite Patch v7.10 Nerfs X-4 Stormwing Plane

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With the rollout of Fortnite’s new patch, patch v7.10, which has been delayed, there will be a nerf going down!

The nerf is for the X-4 Stormwing plane, which has an explosive damage was set at 25, but it is believed that it will be doubled with the upcoming update.

Here are some more details:

  • Stormwings now take 50% more damage from hitting objects.
  • Boosting now reduces the damage taken from impacts by 50%, previously boosting prevented all impact damage.
  • Damage done to players that are in a Stormwing when it’s shot down has been increased from 25 to 50
  • Damage is dealt directly to health.
  • Stormwings will now take more damage from destroying structures by running through them.
  • Fixed some performance issues with the Stormwing which could lead to reduced frame rate and movement corrections.

Additionally, Driftboard will no longer be included in the update, which is still scheduled to drop today.

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DICE Comments on Controversy Over Battlefield 5 TTK

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DICE has officially responded to the backlash over recent TTK changes in Battlefield 5.

DICE recently made a change to the time to kill (TTK) in Battlefield 5, which dropped the damage output for the majority of the weapons in game, striving to prolong gunfights and provide players more time to react to a given situation, and/or battle.

“We’ve seen [TTK has] been a big talking point and causing a divide in the community, which was never our intention” DICE said via an official statement.

“We have been listening closely to what you’ve all been saying

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