Twisted Pixel CEO Responds to Plagiarism Controversy, calls MaXplosion "Complete Theft"

By Matthew Jay

January 12, 2011

Last week Capcom released an iOS title, MaXplosion, that looks a liiiittle like– ok it’s a complete goddamn ripoff of Twisted Pixel’s ‘Splosion Man.

Twisted Pixel’s CEO Michael Wilford seems to think so too, telling Joystiq it was “complete theft” and saying the similarities were “nauseating.” The CEO goes on to explain that Twisted Pixel will not be taking legal action against Capcom, “We’re too small to take on a company like Capcom. That, and we owe them one for inventing Mega Man, so we’ll let them slide.”

What a class act. Wilford also tweeted that the “best part” was Twisted Pixel had taken their pitch for ‘Splosion Man to Capcom, but they passed on it.

Speaking of Twitter, MaXplosion‘s titular character has a Twitter account of his own! Follow him if you’re interested in his side of the story.

In other news, today Shigeru Miyamoto was bludgeoned to death by an overweight Italian man who has been “waiting to do this for years.”

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Matthew Jay

Contributing writer for DualShockers, Matthew Jay is a comedy writer involved with the Philadelphia comedy scene. When he's not on stage trying to convince a room full of strangers to like him in under 3 minutes he likes to play and write about video games. Especially weird ones.

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