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Posted by Chuck Corbin on Apr 13, 2012

EA May Have Been Copying From Warhammer 40k

EA is looking like it wants to retain that “Worst Company in America” award it won last week. Thanks to some eagle-eyed fans of the popular Warhammer 40k tabletop game, it’s been revealed that a some of the tanks in EA’s new Command and Conquer, Tiberium Alliances game have more than a passing resemblance to the tabletop game.

Now, taking inspiration from a world isn’t always a bad thing. After all, Warhammer 40k did it itself with the Tyranids, which are modeled off of the aliens from the Aliens films. But, if you look at the actual units in C&C and compare them to their Warhammer 40k counterparts, you’re not going to see any mere similarities, but rather, you’re going to see what looks like a near-perfect copy of the original.

Seeing that THQ owns the actual video game rights to the Warhammer 40k universe, I just can’t see them letting EA rip them off like this. If EA doesn’t change this by release, I wouldn’t be too surprised to hear about a lawsuit by THQ. That is, if THQ has the money to pursue a lawsuit…

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