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Deep Down

Deep Down is still happening, according to Capcom's copyright extension


Deep down we doubt this game will launch
Feb 09
// Joe Parlock
Deep Down was originally announced three long years ago this month, at the debut event for the PlayStation 4. Since then, the PS4 has gone from strength to strength, but poor little Deep Down is still nowhere to be seen. Fort...
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Let's Play

The USPTO updates refusal of Sony's 'Let's Play' trademark application


They discovered what Let's Plays are
Jan 28
// Joe Parlock
A few weeks ago, Sony tried to trademark the phrase ‘Let’s Play’. Seeing as it’s a ubiquitous term for commentated gameplay that’s been used since the Something Awful forums coined it back in 200...
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Phantom Dust

Microsoft files new Phantom Dust trademark... again


Maybe 2016 is the year it happens?
Jan 20
// Vikki Blake
If you thought Phantom Dust was dead, think again - Microsoft has, once again, filed a new trademark application. The filing - which was spotted by those cool cats at DualShockers - was made on January 13, 2016 and is listed...
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Sony trademark Let's Play

Sony tried to trademark 'Let's Play'


And was rebuffed
Jan 10
// Kyle MacGregor
Sony Computer Entertainment America apparently wants ownership over the term "Let's Play." This past October, the company applied for a trademark on the phrase, which it defines as "electronic transmission and streaming of vi...

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Days Gone

Sony trademarks mystery game project 'Days Gone'


Colour me intrigued
Jan 06
// Vikki Blake
In the days between Christmas and New Year, Sony quietly registered a new trademark for a new project entitled Days Gone. Filed under Classes 9 and 41 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, this identifies the item...
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Katamari

Bandai Namco is cooking up Tap My Katamari


Trademark and domain found
Nov 30
// Jordan Devore
Katamari Damacy has such a strong hook and delightfully offbeat vibe, it's hard to imagine I'll ever grow tired of the series. It's been a few years, now. We're due for another installment. If a recent trademark and domain ar...
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Mirage: Arcane Warfare

Chivalry developer trademarks Mirage: Arcane Warfare


Dark Messiah of Might and Chivalry?
Nov 30
// Joe Parlock
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare was absolutely great. Take a load of shouty knights, make them chuck axes and swing swords at each other in a first person melee-fest, and you’ve got yourself a grand ole time. Plus it gets ex...
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Namco

Bandai Namco trademarks 'Slashy Souls'


What if? Nah
Sep 08
// Jordan Devore
The Internet has caught wind of several trademarks filed by Bandai Namco, some more curious than others. In Europe, there's one for "Burning Blood" and another for "Sky Kid," while in the United States, there are trademarks f...
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Blizzard trademark

Blizzard trademarks eSports service Compete


Internet app for organizing tournaments
Aug 11
// Jordan Devore
More Blizzard speculation following that job listing for an undisclosed Diablo project. Last month, the company filed a trademark for something called Compete in the United States. It's an eSports thing, according to the USPT...
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Biohazard Umbrella C

Capcom trademarks Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps


Hopefully not another light gun game
Jul 29
// Steven Hansen
Hold on a sec: Wouldn't a Resident Evil game called Umbrella Corpse be the most exciting thing to happen to the series since Resident Evil 4? You can have that one for free, Capcom. (Kidding, pay me.) Capcom has trademarked "...
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Gnomageddon

A game about gnomes and Armageddon, and I really hope it's 1998's Armageddon


It's Gnomageddon
Jul 20
// Brett Makedonski
Today's example of vague-yet-still-obvious news, Sony's filed a trademark for a game titled Gnomageddon. We know nothing else about it, but the name kind of says it all, right? There will be gnomes, and there will be some sor...
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Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge Catalyst trademarked by EA


I have more than a little faith in this
Jun 09
// Joe Parlock
Seeing how my darling Mirror’s Edge is coming along has become one of my favourite parts of recent E3s. The first game holds a very special place in my heart, and so imagine how intrigued I felt when I found out EA has ...
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Bloodstained

Deep Silver is most likely publishing Bloodstained


It'd fall in line with Mighty No. 9
May 28
// Brett Makedonski
[Update: Doug Wolf, the attorney of record, called us back and confirmed that he filed the trademark on behalf of Koch Media. It looks like this rumor pans out, although Deep Silver has yet to respond.] When Koji Igarash...
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The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian is probably still being made


Keep holding your breath
Mar 17
// Jed Whitaker
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...
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Derp Derp Derp

Windows Store selling fake versions of Darkest Dungeon


Apparently anyone can pass for a legitimate publisher on this marketplace
Feb 23
// Rob Morrow
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...
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Last Guardian is alive

Last Guardian 'still in development' despite trademark abandonment


An administrative error
Feb 17
// Steven Hansen
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...
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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
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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Suspicious trademarks

A trademark has been filed for Soldiers' Soul


Is this our next Souls game?
Feb 13
// Brett Makedonski
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, ...
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Dragon's Dogma

Oh dear: Dragon's Dogma Online trademarked


I don't want to assume the worst, but...
Dec 05
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Fallout

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


Fallout: Shadow of Boston
Nov 05
// Brett Makedonski
[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...
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Square Enix trademarks 'Masters of the Masks' in Europe


Hopefully a new IP
Oct 15
// Dale North
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]
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Mevius Final Fantasy trademark filed in Europe


Gotta light?
Oct 06
// Dale North
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...
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Nintendo trademarks Delta Emerald in Japan


Who's that trademark?!
May 29
// Dale North
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...
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Microsoft trademarks Phantom Dust


Sequel?
May 23
// Dale North
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...
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Nintendo trademarks several 'Advance' items in Japan


Any ideas?
May 06
// Dale North
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. 
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Sony trademarks 'Guns Up!' for United States


Put ya guns on!
May 05
// Dale North
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. 
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NOLF

Trademark spotted: No One Lives Forever may live again


Nothing's gone forever
May 02
// Steven Hansen
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 ...
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Blacksite: Area 51

Warner Bros. Entertainment files new Blacksite: Area 51 trademark


We come in peace! We come in peace!
Apr 28
// Brittany Vincent
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...
Tuesday Newsday photo
Breaking: my hair looks great today
Here's your Tuesday Newsday for the last week or so! Today, we got a sexy new Dragon Age III: Inquisition trailer, some HD footage of Star Citizen out of PAX East, announcements of a new Fatal Frame on Wii-U as well as a bun...

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Trademarks

Sony trademarks 'Entwined' and 'Kill Strain'


Give us your best guesses
Apr 21
// Jordan Devore
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...

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