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The War Z suspected of snaffling League of Legends’ legalese

Wednesday, 17th October 2012 05:40 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Eagle-eyed early adopters of The War Z have turned up what looks to be an embarrassing bit of copy-pasta.

Part way through the MMO’s legal agreement, a reference is reportedly made to League of Legends, suggesting someone forgot to CTRL+F out before going live with a slab of text copied from the other game’s EULA.

The story originated on Reddit, and is backed up by a screengrab; I don’t have access to The War Z’s legal agreement but Riot’s EULA is available for comparison.

Neither company has issued a statement on the matter as yet.

The War Z is currently in closed alpha testing ahead of a Hallowe’en beta launch.

Thanks, games.on.net

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  1. JimFear-666

    i lol’d

    #1 2 years ago
  2. dsr

    Oh, god, people are so dumb…

    WAR Z IS USING A VERSION OF LOL’S ENGINE AND THAT’S WHY THEY’RE USING THE SAME EULA

    Stop reading into Reddit bullshit and spreading scandalous lies.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Strawb

    #2

    Source? From what I can find, The War Z is using the engine of War Inc., and League of Legends uses Riot’s proprietary engine.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. deathm00n

    @3 you can read in the developer diaries and on the FAQ of The War Z that the engine is the same from War Inc AND League of Legends, it’s the same engine, can’t paste you the link though as I’m at work right now

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Hybridpsycho

    Only people who play LoL hang on reddit, two of the shittiest places in the world.

    Also the most fanboy-ish ones.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. darkblak

    #2

    The End User License Agreement is for the game, not the game engine. The Terms of Use document referenced in the EULA belongs to Riot Games, Inc. and does not mention Hammerpoint Interactive or Arktos Entertainment Group LLC.

    They stole the text the same way the stole the idea (from DayZ) and quite possibly, the game engine as well.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. seanman3001

    It actually uses the WarInc engine. They pretty much took everything from Warinc, put some zombies in it, and started charging you for it. Bought it, played it, saw what it had to offer, then promptly got my money back. Dayz is an alpha mod, in an buggy military sim, and out performs a game that (cue sarcasm) has been in development since before dayz.

    #7 1 year ago