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Bungie files trademark apps for Glimmer, Fallen, Hive, Cabal, Vex

Bungie is on the hunt for intellectual property, filing trademark applications for five ideas: Glimmer, Fallen, Hive, Cabal and Vex. Filed on March 11 and spotted by Gamespot, each word seeks protection for a range of products, including video games, novels (graphic and classic), Halloween costumes...

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Mutant Mudds dev Renegade Kid preparing 'Treasurenauts'

Stalwart DS/3DS development studio Renegade Kid is preparing to announce its next game: Treasurenauts. Renegade Kid confirmed an impending announcement after a trademark for the name surfaced at Siliconera. Renegade Kid's last effort was Mutant Mudds, a platformer that started out on the 3DS and ev...

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Fallout trademark covers a TV show in an apocalyptic paradise

Bethesda may be looking toward the future of its franchises, trademarking the Fallout brand for the purposes of using it in "entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world," according to a USPTO listing. We thought Desperate Housewives...

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'Chubby Kings' trademark filed by Ubisoft

Ubisoft has filed trademarks in both Europe and the U.S. for something called Chubby Kings, which we can safely infer from both filings' category designations is definitely a video game of some kind, though whether it's planned for console, mobile and/or handheld is indeterminate as this juncture. ...

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Killer Instinct trademark renewal rejected, what it means

Microsoft's trademark renewal of Killer Instinct has been rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for "likelihood of confusion." As NeoGAF points out, this bit of confusion has to do with the short-lived FOX show Killer Instinct from 1995. Microsoft announced in mid-Septem...

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'Fighters of Capcom' trademarked

Whoa, hey, listen -- put that knife down. Look, we know you just had a terrifying Capcom Fighting Jam flashback, but everything is going to be okay. We've got no idea whether Capcom's newly registered trademark for "Fighters of Capcom" has anything to do with a fighting game. It could just as easi...

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Microsoft files patent for device that enforces licenses through visual surveillance

Microsoft has filed a patent for a system that could potentially use a camera to determine whether you're breaking its content-viewing rules or not. US Patent Application 20120278904 describes the ability to use a Kinect-like camera-enabled device for "continuously monitoring a number of users at ...

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Gaikai sued over alleged patent infringement

A Delaware company called T5 Labs has filed suit against cloud-gaming service Gaikai for alleged patent infringement, putting the technology that underpins Gaikai's fancy cloud-computing/game-streaming wizardry under the legal microscope. Specifically, T5 Labs claims that by "providing a system and...

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Namco trademark points to US release for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle

CyberConnect2's upcoming manga adaptation/fighting game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (not to be confused with Capcom's recently released JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD on XBLA and PSN) may see the light of day on North American shores, should a recently filed trademark serve as any indica...

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Sony patents method of turning TV ads into interactive mini-games

Sony holds the patent for turning television commercials into interactive video games, taking humanity one step closer a future resembling Wall-E, while the likelihood of Blade Runner fades to a distant, neon second. The patent describes one method of gaming as advertisement as a "commercial overla...

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