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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...
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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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'Eden Falls' trademarked by Microsoft


Nice!
Apr 21
// Dale North
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...
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King settles The Banner Saga and CandySwipe trademark disputes


Yay!
Apr 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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 ...
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Microsoft trademarks a game named 'Screamride'


Aaaaah!
Apr 17
// Dale North
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...
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Nuka Cola

'Nuka Cola' trademark applications filed by Zenimax Media


It's definitely not for a beverage
Apr 17
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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Deus Ex

Square Enix trademarks Deus Ex: Mankind Divided


Cool name
Mar 28
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Candy

King files to abandon its ridiculous 'Candy' trademark


Finally, a reason to use this image
Feb 25
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Candy Crush Saga

CandySwipe developer writes sad open letter to King


Candy drama ain't so sweet
Feb 14
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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Watch Dogs

Ubisoft did not abandon its Watch Dogs trademark


Someone pretending to represent Ubisoft did
Feb 04
// Jordan Devore
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...
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King

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


A response to recent controversies
Jan 27
// Jordan Devore
"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...

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