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« on: August 11, 2009, 06:35:53 PM »

From superannuation with the simple title: I like the implication of this.

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Electronic Arts has filed new trademark registrations for Populous, Theme Park, Wing Commander and Road Rash.

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 06:59:24 PM »

Could they just be renewing the trademarks?  What's the expiration on that sort of thing?
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 07:27:18 PM »

as long as the Wing Commander game isn't another top down shooter.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 07:30:33 PM »

Well, EA does own Bullfrog. And Origin. So they have the trademarks for all of those games.

I'd kill for a GOOD Wing Commander sequel (fuck you EA and your top down bullshit shooter that ruined fans' hopes). And Syndicate (yes, I realize it's being worked on). Or Magic Carpet.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 07:31:15 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on August 11, 2009, 07:30:33 PM

Well, EA does own Bullfrog. And Origin. So they have the trademarks for all of those games.

I'd kill for a GOOD Wing Commander sequel (fuck you EA and your top down bullshit shooter that ruined fans' hopes). And Syndicate (yes, I realize it's being worked on). Or Magic Carpet.

I could go for another Magic Carpet ride.....
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 07:34:50 PM »

no dungeon keeper, no deal...
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 07:45:50 PM »

EA is looking to make money and its latest round of new IPs weren't the successes they thought they would be.

So, now they're mining older properties.

If this was the old EA I wouldn't be that excited.  However, this is still the same EA that gave us the great Dead Space and Mirror's Edge, so I'm optimistic.
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 09:08:49 PM »

Don't they have to show a reasonable amount of activity on a property to renew its trademark? I know Activision did this recently with the Star Control franchise for example. They created a quick and (very) dirty flash game with vague Star Control references and the basics of its combat system to prove that the property was still in active use.

If that is true, the games mention in the first post must have had some kind of activity too, though perhaps only internally.

Edit: I know Theme Park had a re-release on the DS a few years ago. That would qualify for that property at least.
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009, 09:18:02 PM »

They have probably noticed Secret of the Monkey Island seemed succesfull, and that moviegoers will lap up any damn REBOOT!!!! of older movies, so it makes sense to take older succesfull titles and REBOOT!!! them as well..

sigh...I'd kill for a good new game/movie instead..

I wonder when people will start REBOOT'ing books as well..I can see it now - Stephen Meyer REWRITES THE ILLIAD! Now Odesseys is a HOT VAMPIRE...
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2009, 07:04:57 AM »

Quote from: semiconscious on August 11, 2009, 07:34:50 PM

no dungeon keeper, no deal...

Deal?

From Superannuation (again):

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Electronic Arts filed a trademark registration for Dungeon Keeper. Two, actually.

Linky: http://supererogatory.tumblr.com/post/166382855
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2009, 03:09:51 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 20, 2009, 07:04:57 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on August 11, 2009, 07:34:50 PM

no dungeon keeper, no deal...

Deal?

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Electronic Arts filed a trademark registration for Dungeon Keeper. Two, actually.

Linky: http://supererogatory.tumblr.com/post/166382855

it's frightening to think of just how happy a new dk game might make me smile ...
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2009, 03:42:45 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on August 11, 2009, 09:08:49 PM

Don't they have to show a reasonable amount of activity on a property to renew its trademark? I know Activision did this recently with the Star Control franchise for example. They created a quick and (very) dirty flash game with vague Star Control references and the basics of its combat system to prove that the property was still in active use.

If that is true, the games mention in the first post must have had some kind of activity too, though perhaps only internally.

Edit: I know Theme Park had a re-release on the DS a few years ago. That would qualify for that property at least.

Not sure but half of that list was just rereleased on PSP compilation not to long ago.  Mutant League Football, all 3 Road Rashes, Wing Commander, Ultima something, syndicate, jungle strike and a few others.  Pretty nice collection actually, I fire up Road Rash when my wife makes me watch some terrible reality stv show with her.
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