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Microsoft trademarks Phantom Dust

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...

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. 

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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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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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...

'Eden Falls' trademarked by Microsoft

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...

King settles The Banner Saga and CandySwipe trademark disputes

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 ...

Microsoft trademarks a game named 'Screamride'

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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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 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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Banner Saga drama

Candy Crush dev now trying to block Banner Saga trademark

King Candy hindering Banner Saga sequel with opposition
Jan 22
// Steven Hansen
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...
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Candy Jam

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

Sucrose trademarks? More like suck-gross, right?
Jan 22
// Darren Nakamura
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...

Square Enix trademarks The Seeds of Salvation

Dragon Quest?
Jan 21
// Dale North
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...
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'Candy' trademarked

King Candy: Candy Crush dev trademarks word 'candy'

Jan 20
// Steven Hansen
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...
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Star Wars

Disney abandons its Star Wars 1313 trademark

I'd like to move on, but it's not easy
Jan 20
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Throne Together

Microsoft files a trademark for 'Throne Together'

It's all super speculative at this point
Jan 03
// Brett Makedonski
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...

Deep Down trademarked for North America and Europe

Deep Duh
Jan 03
// Dale North
I don't think anyone ever doubted that Capcom's online PS4 RPG Deep Down would be coming to the west. You didn't, did you?  It was never officially announced, but they showed it at the PS4's US debut, showed it to wester...
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Desert Strike

Electronic Arts files trademarks related to Desert Strike

Back to the sandbox
Dec 02
// Brett Makedonski
In 1992, Electronic Arts released Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf -- a shoot 'em up that had the player control an Apache helicopter. The game was a commercial success and is fondly remembered by many. As game publishe...
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Bully trademark

Rockstar trademarked a Bully title

The Rockstar game you've all been waiting for
Nov 25
// Joshua Derocher
All Games Beta shared a trademark application filed by Rockstar for Bully Bullworth Academy: Canis Canem Edit, which is most likely going to be a Bully game. This could be just a re-release of the classic PlayStation 2 game, ...
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Dragon Quest

New Dragon Quest might get localized, trademarks spotted

English trademarks hint at possible western localization
Nov 24
// Wesley Ruscher
It's been quite some time since a new Dragon Quest game has graced these shores, but if recent trademark sightings indicate anything, our fortunes might just be turning for the better in the near future.  Uncovered over ...
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Fallout 4

Trademark surfaces for Fallout 4 in Europe

Further indication an announcement is imminent
Nov 17
// Wesley Ruscher
Hot off the discovery of the website, thesurvivor2299, comes further proof that the fourth installment of Bethesda's Fallout series might be right around the corner. Surfacing on the Office for Harmonization in the Inter...
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Roll out

New Transformers game trademarked by Hasbro

Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Nov 11
// Joshua Derocher
A trademark for a new Transformers game, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, was spotted last week by Seibertron. Don't get too excited since it's almost certainly going to be a movie tie-in game for Michael Bay's next robo...
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'Great Detective Pikachu'

Nintendo files trademark for 'Great Detective Pikachu'

One step closer to finally getting that Creepy Pikachu game!
Nov 08
// Brett Zeidler
Just over a week ago, news surfaced that the creepy as all hell motion-captured Pikachu demo would be part of a possible new project Game Freak was working on that featured the yellow mouse as the player's partner in a game w...
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Next WoW expansion

'Warlords of Draenor' might be the next WoW expansion

New Zealand trademark might be a clue
Nov 05
// Joshua Derocher
Over on the MMO Champion forums, the Administrator Boubouille made a post showing that Blizzard have trademarked "Warlords of Draenor" in New Zealand, and it seems possible that this could be the name of the next expansion fo...

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