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Square Enix trademarks Mindjack and Mindhack in Europe

Square Enix appears to be covering its bases related to games with Mind as a prefix. As Siliconera notes, the company previously trademarked Mindhack in Europe and now has done the same for Mindjack in the region. Reportedly the major difference between the two trademarks is that Mindjack specifica...

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EU Harmony of Despair trademark hints at new Castlevania

Siliconera dug up a European trademark filed by Konami for something called "Harmony of Despair," and they correctly point out that it certainly sounds like another Castlevania game. Since the classic Symphony of the Night, Castlevania games are often subtitled with music-themed "X of X" titles, in...

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Q Games working on '3D Space Tank' for Nintendo

Australia's OFLC has rated 3D Space Tank, which is apparently a new title for Nintendo by PixelJunk studio Q Games. Siliconera found the listing, but, beyond a generic name (which has never stopped the studio before), details are scarce. The studio has been producing games for DSiWare, but there's ...

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Sega trademarks 'Let's Go Island'; possible 'Let's Go Jungle' sequel or port

On another trademark walkabout, Siliconera dug up evidence of Let's Go Island: Lost on the Island of Tropics and its European logo. The paperwork implies that Sega's arcade shooter, Let's Go Jungle: Lost on the Island of Spice, is apparently getting a sequel or console port -- if the trademark lead...

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Bon Jovi wants you to live on prayer, buy Final Fantasy

Seeing as no fewer than three of Bon Jovi's four members are sporting bad cases of Final Fantasy hair, it makes perfect sense that Square would tap the band to promote Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers in Japan. According to Siliconera, ads for the game will begin airing later...

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Siliconera breaks down PSP game prices: PSN vs. Amazon

Siliconera has gone through the effort of taking all the PlayStation Store's digitally distributed PSP game prices and comparing them to the current cost for a UMD hard copy through Amazon. The list is eye-opening, with the prices shifting -- sometimes dramatically -- between which retail outlet of...

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Silicon Valley company creating AO-only 'SexBox' console

It's been a while since we'd last heard the term "SexBox." Too long, in fact. Thankfully, Silicon Xtal Corporation is bringing it back, recently registering a trademark for the word first brought up surrounding the great Mass Effect sex debacle of 2008. According to the filing, SXC intends on maki...

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Producer: Wesker not returning to Resident Evil (yeah, right)

It's going to be difficult to be completely spoiler-free for this one, so fair warning. During a panel at Comic-Con, Resident Evil 5 producer Masachika Kawata was asked if Albert Wesker would return in a future Resident Evil title, considering Resident Evil 5 leaves you believing he's gone. Accord...

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Way of the Samurai 2 Portable announced and dated for Japan

Originally released on PlayStation 2 back in May of 2004, Way of the Samurai 2 hit American shores by way of Japanese megapublisher Capcom. After bringing the first in the series to Japanese PSPs last year, the game's developer, Spike, recently announced in Famitsu that it'll be porting the sequel...

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Sony patents more motion tech, uses everyday objects

We'd be lying if we didn't say we're a bit worried about the future of gaming controllers. Between the Nintendo's MotionPlus, Microsoft's Project Natal and Sony's ... erm ... motion thing, our precious game pads get more and more antique looking every day. And according to a recent patent filed by...

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