Yesterday I wrote a story concerning Unreal Tournament III modder EpicJon who felt that Epic Games had stolen his map idea for the Xbox 360 version of the game. Because I felt like doing a little bit of that so-called "journalism," I actually decided to put out some Destructoid feelers for a response from Epic itself and got it.
Here's what Epic's Mark Rein had to say on the matter:
The restored thread is here, where Mark states that Epic isn't into theft. I definitely agree it was too much to ban him, and made Epic look guilty right off the bat. Still, with Epic making something of an official response and considering the maps look fairly different in the cold light of day, I expect this one will blow over soon enough.