Epic Games sues German gamer for creating Paragon hacks0 Comments
Epic Games, the team behind popular MOBA title Paragon, are currently seeking damages from German gamer Robin Kreibich, who has created a hack for the game that allows users access to a full suite of frustration-inducing cheats — aimbot, unlocked radar, triggerbot, the works.
The hack, which appeared on an unnamed website, was allegedly advertised as being the "world's most powerful hack for Paragon" along with the usual sort of taglines promising ultimate power without any undue attention. Kreibich also allegedly charged a monthly subscription fee of between $5 and $11 for rights to use the hack.
Epic Games seem to have gotten first word about the hack through a series of videos demonstrating the software posted to YouTube. Those videos were taken down, and in a curious twist, Kreibich's request to have the videos reinstated provided Epic with the opportunity to file a lawsuit in California.
Epic Games are seeking not only restitution damages from Kreibich but also a court order demanding that all copies of his software be destroyed. In addition, Epic are also seeking an award that would cover the cost of filing the suit and taking it to trial.
There's a fairly simple lesson to be gathered from all this: don't cheat, and don't support those who do. It ruins the fun, which in turn ruins in the game — and as it turns out, it could potentially ruin your bank account or even your own livelihood.
Epic Games Sues Gamer Behind Paragon Hack [UPDATE], GameSpot