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Can anyone explain to me the difference between Dexterity (www.Dexterity.com) and AmicGames (www.amicgames.com) ? I''m confused because under the "developer" section in both sites, is the same text. What is the connection between these two sites? Thanks...

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Apparently not : whois lookup


whois -h whois.opensrs.net amicgames.com

Registrant:
Amisoft
str Lotrului, bl 2, sc 1, ap 8
Targu Jiu, Gorj 1400
RO


whois -h whois.bulkregister.com dexterity.com

Dexterity Software
P.O. Box 571961
Tarzana, CA 91357-1961
US




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Yes, but check out this (read the text in these pages):

http://www.dexterity.com/developer/
http://www.amicgames.com/show.php?v=developers

...and also...
http://www.dexterity.com/guarantee.htm
http://www.amicgames.com/show.php?v=guarantee

How do you explain this ?

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My money is on this "Amic Games" copying from Dexterity. If you read through Dexterity''s web site and compare the style of writing on these pages with the other pages on the site, you will see the spelling, grammer, and style is pretty consistant, and is also consistant with that of Steve''s postings in this forums as well.

Now make the same comparison on the Amic Games web site, and ou will see these pages do not fit in. These 2 pages are well worded and arranged. The rest of the site contains spelling errors and quite a few strangely worded phrases.

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I think Dexterity and Amic Games have some explaining to do for us....

But I agree with LordKronos, Dexterity is very supportive all the time, and Amic games like never even visits gamedev.net.

[edited by - Mman on June 7, 2002 7:58:20 AM]

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Steve''s probably already been made aware of this, but I sent him an email a few minutes ago just to make sure he knew (although the poor guys probably going to have 100 emails in his inbox letting him know ).

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Hahaha!!! This is funny. I just found the smoking gun. Check out the about page: http://www.amicgames.com/show.php?v=aboutus

"Amic Games is a small young Romanian games developing team. Head quartered in Targu Jiu city, Amic Games was founded in June 2000 by..."

Now check out the developers page: http://www.amicgames.com/show.php?v=developers

"That''s where we come in. We started as an independent developer back in 1994."

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I wrote most of the text at dexterity.com myself, so I know that Dexterity is the copyright holder. This is probably about the 10th time someone has stolen content from our site in the last couple years. Maybe I should just put the entire site into syndication.

Quite often when someone copies our site, they screw up so badly as to leave in information that''s only true about us. Usually they just copy and paste the HTML directly. Some plagiarizers even forget to change the links that go to other pages on our site!

I am always amazed that someone whose business should be built on earning the trust of developers would do something that so blatantly dishonest. After all, if you learn that a publisher steals their content from others, wouldn''t you be a little hesitant to submit original game ideas to them?


Steve Pavlina
Dexterity Software
www.dexterity.com

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quote:
Original post by Dexterity
Maybe I should just put the entire site into syndication.


Yes, ladies and gentleman. And now you, too, can have your very own copy of Dexterity.com for the amazingly low price of only $19.95. And if you order in the next 10 minutes, we''ll give you a dozen additional pages which you can use to customize your site with mispselling and more badder grammer, absolutely free.

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It''s pretty funny. On one page, AmicGames says they were founded in June 2000, on the other they are in business since 1994 (same as dexterity)

STILL, my money is on Dexterity copying from the AmicGames website. Shame on you, Steve. AND you have by far the worse name for a website, I mean, AmicGames rocks!

Mark

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quote:
Original post by Mark Tanner
STILL, my money is on Dexterity copying from the AmicGames website. Shame on you, Steve. AND you have by far the worse name for a website, I mean, AmicGames rocks!



You are a real idiot you know that ?

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Oh dear, guess I'll need to make it even more obvious next time that I'm kidding. Next time I'll double the indications, that may do the trick for you. Weird, cause I know most Danish people speak English pretty well. Anyway, read it again and see if you can get it this time. Good luck!

[edited by - Mark Tanner on June 7, 2002 5:38:18 PM]

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Granat, what''s wrong with you, Dumbass? I thought Denmark won the last soccer game. Or did you get that one wrong too? Won = Good (smiley, get it?).

You know, its scary if you cannot see my post was a joke. This means you for example really think people could feel ''AmicGames'' rocks compared to ''Dexterity''. Also, the STILL, in capitals is an indication, as well as ''shame on you, Steve''. Anyway, you''ve made this pretty pointless.

You really mean you need a smiley to tell you if some information is a joke or not? Holy s**t. We''ll be more careful around you. I''ve got a feeling this is closed.


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