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The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian is probably still being made


Keep holding your breath
Mar 17
The sly detectives over on NeoGAF have discovered that Sony has renewed the trademark for The Last Guardian after an administrative error let it expire previously. So keep holding your breath, fans -- you may very well g... read
Derp Derp Derp

Windows Store selling fake versions of Darkest Dungeon


Apparently anyone can pass for a legitimate publisher on this marketplace
Feb 23
There's a new app version of Red Hook Studios' groundbreaking roguelike Darkest Dungeon. Currently it's up for grabs on Microsoft's highly reputable Windows Store at the reasonable price point of only... read
Last Guardian is alive

Last Guardian 'still in development' despite trademark abandonment


An administrative error
Feb 17
Folks were worried last night when Sony failed to extend the trademark for The Last Guardian. Sony confirmed to GameSpot that it, "can confirm that the Last Guardian is still in development." Failing to renew the tr... read
The Last Guardian

Sony appears to have 'abandoned' its trademark for The Last Guardian


Is this the last time we'll hear about this game?
Feb 16
Waiting to finally see more of Sony’s elusive The Last Guardian? You may be in for some disappointing news in the near future, as one eagle-eyed NeoGAF user discovered Sony has opted not to extend its trademark for... read
Suspicious trademarks

A trademark has been filed for Soldiers' Soul


Is this our next Souls game?
Feb 13
This should be prefaced by saying that trademark news should always be taken with a grain of salt. With that out of the way, we might have a heads-up as to what the next game in the widely beloved Souls series is. In Europe, ... read
Dragon's Dogma

Oh dear: Dragon's Dogma Online trademarked


I don't want to assume the worst, but...
Dec 05
Well, my emotions have been sufficiently toyed with. A European trademark for Dragon's Dogma Online was discovered today by NeoGAF and as far as words I don't want to see appear in videogame names go, particularly from a comp... read
Fallout

A telltale trademark supports idea that next Fallout is set in Boston


Fallout: Shadow of Boston
Nov 05
[Update: Bethesda's taken to Twitter to state that this trademark didn't come from its offices, and is nothing more than a hoax. Someone likely filed it in Bethesda's name given that the publisher is listed as the propri... read

Square Enix trademarks 'Masters of the Masks' in Europe


Hopefully a new IP
Oct 15
Masters of the Masks, eh? This trademark by Square Enix Europe is for a game, of course. But that's all we know. That's how it usually goes with these trademark things.  Any guesses? Something brand new, you think? Square Enix files trademark for 'Masters of the Masks' in Europe [AGB] read

Mevius Final Fantasy trademark filed in Europe


Gotta light?
Oct 06
The sharp eyes of NeoGAF have found a European Square Enix trademark for "Mevius Final Fantasy." The trademark covers games and merchandise, so this is probably some kind of videogame. I have no idea what a Mevius is, but I w... read

Nintendo trademarks Delta Emerald in Japan


Who's that trademark?!
May 29
A new trademark named "Delta Emerald" was filed on May 2 in Japan by Nintendo, says Gematsu.  As you likely know, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire were announced earlier thi... read

Microsoft trademarks Phantom Dust


Sequel?
May 23
According to the sharp eyes at Gaming Everything, a trademark for Phantom Dust was trademarked in North America, Europe and UK yesterday. Remember that Xbox game by Yukio Futatsugi, who was previously responsib... read

Nintendo trademarks several 'Advance' items in Japan


Any ideas?
May 06
Nintendo locked down several trademarks last month with the "Advance" in the name. Nintendo Everything found that trademarks from last month for: Advance Series Advance Push Advance Touch Who knows what this could be for? Maybe Nintendo has something bigger planned for E3 than we originally thought.  read

Sony trademarks 'Guns Up!' for United States


Put ya guns on!
May 05
Sony has filed a trademark for a videogame called Guns Up! Are you ready, guys?! These trademarks follow ones for Kill Strain and Entwined. Lots of not great names! But also lots of teases for what we might see at E3 next month.  read
NOLF

Trademark spotted: No One Lives Forever may live again


Nothing's gone forever
May 02
No One Lives Forever's rights disappeared last year. Activision said it didn't have them and, in short, no one seemed to have them. Siliconera spotted trademarks for No One Lives Forever, The Operative, Contract J.A.C.K. and ... read
Blacksite: Area 51

Warner Bros. Entertainment files new Blacksite: Area 51 trademark


We come in peace! We come in peace!
Apr 28
Alien invasion/'Merica yee-haw sim and first-person shooter Blacksite: Area 51 could be due for a reboot, if a new trademark filed by Warner Bros. Entertainment pans out. The basic Intent-to-Use trademark was submitted this p... read
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Trademarks

Sony trademarks 'Entwined' and 'Kill Strain'


Give us your best guesses
Apr 21
A pair of Sony Computer Entertainment Amercia's trademarks in the US -- Kill Strain and Entwined -- have been spotted. Perhaps one or both of them will be announced at E3 in June. Kill Strain is no "Screamride," to be sure, b... read

'Eden Falls' trademarked by Microsoft


Nice!
Apr 21
Microsoft trademarked a game called "Eden Falls" for use in the United States. The trademark was filed on April 16 as game software, says Gematsu.  To me, Eden Falls sounds like a wanna-be JRPG with a whole bunch of west... read

King settles The Banner Saga and CandySwipe trademark disputes


Yay!
Apr 19
Oh hey good news! King stopped being idiots and settled the trademark disputes they had over the word "saga" and "candy" with a couple of small studios. Stoic Studios, developers of The Banner Saga, released a statement last ... read

Microsoft trademarks a game named 'Screamride'


Aaaaah!
Apr 17
on April 9, Microsoft filed a trademark application for a game called "Screamride" with the USPTO. All we know so far is that this will be an "online computer game."  It sounds like a roller coaster thing to me. Just gue... read
Nuka Cola

'Nuka Cola' trademark applications filed by Zenimax Media


It's definitely not for a beverage
Apr 17
Could a new Fallout game or property be in the works? Recently, ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks, quietly filed three separate trademarks for "Nuka Cola." Delicious and informative, yes? Nuka Cola is a favo... read
Deus Ex

Square Enix trademarks Deus Ex: Mankind Divided


Cool name
Mar 28
The folks behind Human Revolution are working on a new Deus Ex for current-generation consoles and PC. Could its title be Deus Ex: Mankind Divided? Square Enix trademarked the phrase in the United Kingdom, reports CVG. It sur... read
Candy

King files to abandon its ridiculous 'Candy' trademark


Finally, a reason to use this image
Feb 25
I'm as tired of hearing about Candy Crush Saga developer King's trademarking of the word "Candy" as the rest of you, but this is the update many of us have been awaiting: King has filed for express abandonment of the over-rea... read
Candy Crush Saga

CandySwipe developer writes sad open letter to King


Candy drama ain't so sweet
Feb 14
CandySwipe, a match-three mobile game based around confectioneries, looks a lot like Candy Crush Saga. The premise, assets, and name are all wildly similar. That's not much of a surprise though; the mobile market is full of s... read
Watch Dogs

Ubisoft did not abandon its Watch Dogs trademark


Someone pretending to represent Ubisoft did
Feb 04
This week, the Internet discovered that one of Ubisoft's trademarks for Watch Dogs -- specifically, the one concerned with game software -- had been abandoned. This led to plenty of speculation, ranging from a possible cancel... read
King

King removes Pac-Avoid, talks IP policies in open letter


A response to recent controversies
Jan 27
"At its simplest, our policy is to protect our IP and to also respect the IP of others," King wrote in an open letter about intellectual property that serves as the company's response to criticism it has faced for trademarkin... read
Banner Saga drama

Candy Crush dev now trying to block Banner Saga trademark


King Candy hindering Banner Saga sequel with opposition
Jan 22
Candy Crush Saga developer King is playing hardball. Early this week we learned King successfully trademarked the word "Candy" in the US as it pertains to videogames (and clothing!). It already owns the "Candy" trademark in E... read
Candy Jam

Love candy but hate trademark trolling? Here's Candy Jam


Sucrose trademarks? More like suck-gross, right?
Jan 22
Just the other day we heard that King, developer of the why-are-all-of-my-friends-playing-this behemoth Candy Crush Saga, successfully trademarked the word "candy" as it relates to games. In an effort to fight trademark trol... read

Square Enix trademarks The Seeds of Salvation


Dragon Quest?
Jan 21
The sharp eyes of Siliconera found Japanese trademarks for The Seeds of Salvation and Luminaries of the Legendary Line last year. And now they've found a trademark for The Seeds of Salvation filed in the United... read
'Candy' trademarked

King Candy: Candy Crush dev trademarks word 'candy'


Candymon
Jan 20
Candy Crush developer King has trademarked the word "Candy." Snicker all you want, it happened. King filed the trademark for "Candy" as it relates to games (and clothing!) almost a year ago and, as Gamezebo has found, the tra... read
Star Wars

Disney abandons its Star Wars 1313 trademark


I'd like to move on, but it's not easy
Jan 20
After Disney shut down LucasArts, I thought I had completely given up all hope for Star Wars 1313 ever getting made. I have. But that's not to say the project can't affect me from beyond the grave. There was that story about ... read
Throne Together

Microsoft files a trademark for 'Throne Together'


It's all super speculative at this point
Jan 03
Back in May when Microsoft first announced the Xbox One, it also promised to bring a fair number of exclusives and new IPs to the platform. While there's some stuff currently available and more in the pipeline, a title just p... read






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