Anti-Candy Crush Game 'Trademarks' All Of Your Words

Remember the drama when the makers of Candy Crush Saga tried to trademark the word "candy?" And then they wanted to put a claim on "saga," too. Of course, trademarking a name isn't the same as owning it. Regardless, a new game shows you what it would be like to have everyday words become verboten someone else "owns" them.… » 3/04/14 5:45pm 3/04/14 5:45pm

Candy Crush Makers Remove a Game Accused of Being a Blatant Copy

In the world of flash games, derivatives vastly outnumber original concepts, so the charge someone copied a game is quite common. But the makers of a Pac-Man-style game in 2009 say they have an email proving that King, the outfit trademarking words like "candy" and "saga," ordered a developer to directly copy their work. » 1/25/14 2:00pm 1/25/14 2:00pm

Why The Ridiculous Candy Crush vs. Banner Saga Conflict Is Happening

"The law is a ass," Mr. Bumble said in Oliver Twist. And trademark law is a asshole, or at least it is to video gamers whenever it becomes a newsworthy topic. A match-three mobile puzzle game is telling a PC indie game it can't call itself by a word that dates to 1709. WTF? You've got questions, I'll try to answer them. » 1/23/14 11:30am 1/23/14 11:30am

Candy Crush Makers Say They're Going After Copycats, Not Banner Saga

The makers of Candy Crush Saga, who have filed for a trademark on video games with the name "candy," and are opposing the trademark application of The Banner Saga, (pictured) say they are "not trying to stop Banner Saga from using its name," but are compelled to defend their position under trademark law. » 1/22/14 8:36am 1/22/14 8:36am

Battlefield 4 Premium, Steam/PSN/LoL Credit, Banner Saga [Deals]

A nice discount on Battlefield 4 Premium using code 1WDO6K-KWDFJQ-U1E7AI is just the tip of today's deal iceberg. With all your favorite Logitech peripherals on sale, 10 Tomb Raider games for $22, Trine for a buck, PSN and Steam credit discounted, and a whole lot more, you've got your clicking cut out for you. » 1/20/14 1:15pm 1/20/14 1:15pm

More Games Should Release Their Multiplayer As A Standalone, Like This …

The Banner Saga—that beautiful strategy game made by ex-Bioware devs—is releasing sometime later this year. But you can play the multiplayer segment of the game right now, if you want. It's out on Steam, on its own—for free, to boot. Check out the launch trailer above. » 2/25/13 9:30pm 2/25/13 9:30pm

The Banner Saga is the Most Beautiful (Digital) Board Game I've Ever…

I've spent the day playing a very early beta build of The Banner Saga, an upcoming indie turn-based strategy game. Obviously plenty of the game wasn't working, but I can tell you about the bits that were. » 11/20/12 8:30am 11/20/12 8:30am

See The Banner Saga's Tactical Combat In Action

We've been keeping an eye on Stoic's Kickstarter'd strategy role-playing game The Banner Saga for a while now. The small studio, consisting of three ex-BioWare developers, describes their game as "role-playing meets turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about vikings." » 10/02/12 4:30pm 10/02/12 4:30pm