Well basically after a lot of research, i feel there is a conspiracy out there about an online video game. Let me say i'm not the one that started
this investigation on the website..but however after doing a lot of background checking, and fact finding..i have found everything they originally
stated to be true.
I have confirmed that a popular online video gaming web site, called Street Fighter Online, is committing copyright infringement against Marvel
Entertainment. In addition to that, they are implanting spyware on Users computers, mistreating their community, as well as disrespecting their own
fellow gaming communities.
The web site www.streetfighteronline.com
, is using characters from popular Marvel games from the
'90's, and modifying the characters to have new moves and features, that they did not previously have in the games from which they originated. The
problem is the site is not affiliated with Marvel Entertainment, and is using the characters without a licence. The web site forces people to pay $5
to use the modified characters. This is copyright infringement, because the web site does NOT let people play the modified characters for free. As an
example, they just released Iron Man..and you CAN NOT use all his moves, unless you buy the full version of the game for $5.
You can read how to "buy" the full version here:streetfighteronline.com...
something sticks out as very bad. On the page they say,
We do however ask that a donation of at least $5 (USD) be made in order to join the ranks of VIP's.
Wait a minute..$5 MINIMUM? That's NOT a donation. See a donation is simply any amount of money. But to say that you can not be VIP unless
you donate $5, is copyright infringement. By giving the characters special moves, and then saying that the only way to use those moves is by
"donating" $5, is illegal if you don't have a licence to do so.
The fact that many moves, and features..are ONLY available if you pay $5 is a direct violation of copyrights. Also there is a status of "elite VIP"
which you can pay $20-$60 dollars for, and receive special colors. The colors are semi legal, however selling modified version of the characters for
$5 is not.
As for the spyware, they make you download something called Game Vindicator. However the Game Vindicator is a known data miner. Recently, while
researching this..i saw logs that were apparently pulled from GV using a packet viewing product. The product identified several instances of the GV
sending information back to a remote server.
The Game Vindicator website (www.gamevindicator.com) states that:
Game Vindicator will never collect, analyze or store your personal files or data, nor will it ever send any information back it's server.
Read this quote from TMyApp..the man who makes people use the Game Vindicator to play his game:
also, some users were having too much fun "testing" out GV ... (ie: checking of just how far they could push the cheat/hack detection ... this did
not affect GV, or SFO in any way ... but it sure as hell flooded the violation log with useless entries)
. Original topic:
Wait a minute..#1, why would the game vindicator need a server? They specifically said "no information is sent back to IT'S SERVER". If you don't
need to collect information, and the product is a stand alone app..there is really no good reason for having a server.
#2...TMyApp ADMITED there are "violation logs". This directly contradicts information on the Game Vindicator website. Not only that, but these
"violation logs" could contain anything. The program can read your Internet history, as well as program files/system 32 data.
game vindicator logs
Those are the partial logs for anyone with computer
knowledge. The problem is that information IS in fact being sent back to a server. Who knows what this information could be? The point is that they
are LYING when they say no information is being back, the fact they have a "violation log" means that information is being data mined at least in
As for cheating their brethren..there was some fan art..that got added to SFO. The creator of the game never credited the original authors with their
work. It was a minor disrespect, but in gaming communities respect means a lot.
I have contacted Marvel, as well as several other news outlets. Please investigate the Street Fighter Online web site for copyright infringement. Do
NOT let them get away with ripping off Marvel fans..as well as committing copyright infringement against the Marvel Corporation.
Please Write to Marvel Here: help@marvel
and explain that the game is in serious
violation of copyright laws, and needs to be shut down.
Here are some of the original people who opened my eyes to this corruption and conspiracy.
SFO corruption, youtube video
freewebs page with more in depth information
There's not much that gets my blood boiling..but to see someone blatantly making money off copyrighted characters is unacceptable. I'm asking
everyone on ATS to please write marvel, as well as other news stations like ABC, CBS, CNN, and FOX news.
It would be ok if the game was free, but the fact that you can NOT play the full version without paying $5 is absurd..considering they are NOT
affiliated with Marvel, or capcom.
Please write them all and explain that Street Fighter Online needs to be investigated for copyright infringement. I know this may seem trivial to some
of you, but the truth is that there is a large video gaming community that realizes what SFO is doing is wrong, as well as illegal.
Don't let them continue to sucker little kids, and their parents..out of their hard earned cash anymore!