Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Games Workshop makes a misstep...

Sounds like Games Workshop, the makers of Warhammer 40,000 and other bank account-draining miniatures games, is getting a little uppity with BGG. According to Scott Alden, the head honcho behind BGG, they've been served with a cease and desist order to remove most user-generated files corresponding to their games including things like FAQs and errata . Copyright infringement or something lame like that. Sounds like a clearcut case of douchebaggery to me....

I think GW is shooting themselves in the foot with this one by alienating us users of BGG. You know, I always felt awkward walking into those GW stores that claimed to be "games and hobbies" stores but only ever contained Warhammer miniatures. I guess I have all the more reason to avoid.

Ted Alspach posts his own humorous comment here.


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